PhD Fellowship in Development Economics, University of Gottingen, Germany

Expires on: 04/30/2024


The research group “Development Economics” at the Center for Modern Indian Studies (CeMIS), University of Gottingen, is inviting applications for CeMIS PhD Fellowships in Development Economics. These fellowships aim to support candidates interested in pursuing a three-year PhD degree starting in October 2024, with the possibility of extension based on the candidate’s progress. The fellowship focuses on addressing the unequal access to education in India, specifically targeting students from marginalized backgrounds committed to social change. The research topics are interdisciplinary and may involve co-supervision with other faculty members at CeMIS.

The selected candidates will work on a three-year PhD research project, focusing on development economics. Interdisciplinary research topics that align with the CeMIS environment are encouraged. The fellowship aims to support students from marginalized backgrounds, fostering a commitment to social change. Candidates must submit required materials, including a cover sheet, letter of motivation, personal statement, Curriculum Vitae, and official documentation of academic records.


  • Master’s degree in development economics, global health, or related field.
  • Strong interest in India and the interdisciplinary research environment at CeMIS.
  • Commitment to addressing educational inequality in India.

How to Apply: 

Interested candidates should submit a single PDF document containing all required materials via email to by April 30, 2024. The subject line must be “CeMIS PhD Fellowship.” Only complete applications in a single PDF file will be considered.

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