Scholarship deadline extended (15 October 2019): Sustainable Development and Global Justice (SUSTJUSTICE) Postgraduate Programme | University of Antwerp, Belgium | 10 February – 13 April 2020

The Law and Development Research Group at the University of Antwerp (an LDRN founding partner) is pleased to announce the extension of the call for applications for its innovative postgraduate certificate programme on “Sustainable Development and Global Justice” (SUSTJUSTICE), which will run  in conjunction with the University of Antwerp Master of Laws (LL.M) from 10 February to 30 April 2020

Building upon four editions (2016-2019) of the Sustainable Development and Human Rights Programme (SUSTLAW), SUSTJUSTICE offers an intensive, in-depth legal training, providing both critical and contextualized insights. It brings together a diverse group of leading experts from the North and South to introduce salient features of their disciplines, and to engage students in understanding and reflecting on key challenges for sustainable development and global justice (in particular, in courses on  International Law and Sustainable Development; Human Rights and Global Justice; Law in Developing Countries; and External Actors in Aid, Trade and Investment).

The programme is aimed at lawyers, scholars, and practitioners of demonstrated intellectual and academic excellence from all over the world. Participants should have at least a bachelor-level degree and a basic knowledge of human rights and international law.

Scholarships are available for 12 students belonging to the Global South, with the support of the Belgian development cooperation (VLIR-UOS).

For further information and to apply, please visit the SUSTJSUTICE website.

Deadline for scholarship applicants: 15th October 2019

Deadline for self-funded applicants: 1 December 2019

Upcoming academic opportunities: vacancies, fellowships, calls for papers (rolling / end October / November deadlines)

The following academic opportunities may be of interest to members of the LDRN network – for further information, please visit the relevant links below:

Vacancies

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice – 2 positions – Norwich University, USA (starting 1 July 2020; applications open until position is filled)

Assistant Professor of Criminology & Socio-Legal StudiesUniversity of Toronto, Canada (deadline: 31 October 2019)

Assistant Professor of Global Labor and Gender – Department of Sociology and the Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies (GSWS) program – College of William & Mary, USA (deadline: 1 November 2019)

Fellowships

Residential Fellowships,  Program in Law and Public Affairs (LAPA)Princeton University, USA (deadline: 13 November 2019)

Calls for papers / submissions

Law & Society Association Annual Meeting – Rule & Resistance – 28 – 31 May 2020, Denver, USA (deadline: 6 November 2019)

Two PhD scholarships available: Food security and the governance of local knowledge in India and Indonesia | University of Newcastle, Australia (deadline: 31 October 2019)

Two PhD scholarships are available at the University of Newcastle, Australia,  in a project funded by the Australian Research Council on ‘Food security and the governance of local knowledge in India and Indonesia’. 

The aim of the project is to examine the way small farmers identify, conserve and exchange plant material and incorporate it into cultivated crops through plant selection and breeding and to identify the ways regulatory structures in India and Indonesia help or hinder this process.

The scholarships are available to domestic and international students. In addition to to the minimum eligibility criteria for a Doctoral Degree in Law, applicants should have proficiency in relevant national and/or regional languages of India and/or Indonesia.

The deadline for applications is 31 October 2019. For further information on applying, please see the full scholarship announcement.

 

Postdoctoral fellowship & doctoral scholarships available | Hamburg Institute for Social Research (deadline: 1 October)

The Hamburg Institute for Social Research is offering three doctoral scholarships and one post-doctoral fellowship in its Research Group on Sociology of Law, which has been newly established in cooperation with the University of Bern. In addition, two PhD scholarships are available in the Research Group on Democracy & Statehood, and two more in the Research Group on Macro-Violence.

The deadline for all applications is 1 October 2019.

For more information, please visit the vacancy pages for the PhD scholarships and the post-doctoral fellowship.

Call for applications: SUSTJUSTICE postgraduate certificate programme | University of Antwerp | 10 February – 30 April 2020

The University of Antwerp Law Faculty’s Law and Development Research Group will be running a post-graduate certificate programme on “Sustainable Development and Global Justice” (SUSTJUSTICE) from 10 February to 30 April 2020. SUSTJUSTICE offers a comprehensive teaching programme based on the research lines of the Law and Development Research Group. These research lines contribute to SUSTJUSTICE’s four compulsory anchor courses, i.e.:

  • International Law and Sustainable Development,
  • Human Rights and Global Justice,
  • Law in Developing Countries, and
  • External Actors in Aid, Trade and Investment.

SUSTJUSTICE brings together a diverse group of leading experts from the North and South to introduce salient features of their disciplines, and to engage students in understanding and reflecting on key challenges for sustainable development and global justice.

Find out more on the SUSTJUSTICE website

In previous years, the programme was generously supported by the Belgian development cooperation (VLIR-UOS) which facilitated scholarships for a limited number students from the Global South. While scholarship applications are invited for SUSTJUSTICE, scholarship availability is contingent on the approval of the programme by VLIR-UOS and can only be confirmed in October 2019. 

See the list of eligible scholarship countries

Deadline for scholarship applicants: 30th September 2019

Deadline for self-funded applicants: 1st December 2019

 

New research project: “Social Change for South Africa: A Law and Development Approach” | Nelson Mandela University, South Africa

LDRN member Prof. Joanna Botha, head of the Department of Public Law at the Nelson Mandela University Law Faculty (an LDRN partner institution), has received a NRF Thuthuka Grant for a three-year research project titled “Social Change for South Africa: a Law and Development Approach”.

The research project aims to augment knowledge and understanding of the role of law in promoting development, governance, equality, social cohesion and social justice in South Africa. It critiques and explores law’s capacity as a means to achieve social change in South Africa.

Two annual LLM bursaries are foreseen for research students working on connected topics. The bursaries for 2019 were awarded to Ms Priscilla Moyo (“The National Health Insurance Bill: A measure to realise the right to access health care services”) and Ms Chante Baatjes (“A comparative analysis of the sustainable development laws in South Africa and the United Kingdom”).

A call for two bursaries for 2020 will be released in the second half of this year, and will appear on LawDev.org. In terms of funding regulations, candidates should be South African citizens, though SADC citizens may be exceptionally eligible.

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Warwick Law School PhD Scholarships

Warwick Law School is offering up to 2 PhD scholarships for applicants looking to start their studies in September 2019. Applicants may apply to study any Law discipline, but it is expected that the research proposal will be in line with the interests of an academic member of staff.

The closing date is 28 February 2019.

The scholarship will pay an annual stipend as well as tuition fees for 3 years. It is open to UK, EU and international applicants.

See further information here

 

Apply for Fernandes Fellowships at Warwick University, UK

The Fernandes Fellowships aim to develop lasting research collaborations between Warwick University and Europe.

The Fellowships will allow those in research, tenure-track or early academic positions at European institutions to undertake one or more visits to Warwick (up to a total of three months) to undertake a specific program of research and scholarship with their host and other collaborators, and engage with the wider Warwick research community.

The programme will run until December 2021. In total, 25 Fellowships are available over the three years.  Applications are welcome at any time.

The Fernandes Fellowships are open to researchers working in all subject areas. However, applicants working in the following research fields are particulary welcomed:

  • Human disease, particularly reproductive health, antimicrobial resistance, cancer and ageing

  • Data, artificial intelligence and associated ethics

  • Economics, management, behavioural science and governance

  • Energy, sustainability, and circular economy

  • Analytical technologies for healthcare, life science and the environment

See more information on applying

PhD studentship | University of Nottingham Faculty of Social Sciences | Marine cultural heritage in East Africa

The University of Nottingham is inviting applications for a three-year international PhD studentship in connection with the research project Rising from the Depths Network: utilising marine cultural heritage in East Africa to help develop sustainable social, economic and cultural benefits.

Applicants for the studentship must be African nationals, preferably but not limited to the countries which are the focus of the project, namely Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania or Madagascar.

The deadline for full applications is  30 November 2018.

See further information here.

Deadline extended (30 September) – Call for applications: SUSTLAW postgraduate programme on Sustainable Development and Human Rights Law | University of Antwerp, Belgium | 11 February – 3 May 2019

The Law and Development Research Group at the University of Antwerp Law Faculty is pleased to announce the call for applications for the fourth edition of its innovative postgraduate programme on “Sustainable Development and Human Rights Law” (SUSTLAW) from 11 February to 3 May 2019. The SUSTLAW programme runs in conjunction with the University of Antwerp Master of Laws (LL.M). It offers an intensive, in-depth legal training, providing both critical and contextualized insights.

The programme brings together a diverse group of leading experts from the North and South to introduce salient features of their disciplines, and to engage students in understanding and reflecting on key challenges for sustainable development and global justice. Thanks to the generous support of the Belgian development cooperation (VLIR-UOS), we are able to provide up to 12 scholarships to participants from the global South (mainly from least developed countries, please consult the eligible country list.)

The deadline for scholarship applications has been extended to  30 September 2018.

What SUSTLAW offers:

SUSTLAW programme participants will join an intensive and comprehensive teaching programme rooted in the research lines of the Law and Development Research Group. These research lines contribute to SUSTLAW’s four compulsory anchor courses, i.e.:

·       international sustainable development law;

·       human rights and global justice;

·       law in developing countries; and

·       external actors in economic global governance.

These courses provide entry points for interactive learning and contribute to the two key strengths of SUSTLAW: first, the combination of theoretical insights with hands-on training; second, the diversity of the student body and teaching staff. These features ensure that the SUSTLAW programme connects the Global South with the Global North for a unique educational experience.

After successful completion of the programme, students receive a certificate of completion and can obtain ECTS credits upon submitting a research paper.

Who should apply?

Previous editions of SUSTLAW attracted a diverse body of young professionals – lawyers, scholars, and development practitioners – of demonstrated intellectual and academic excellence from around the world. Participants have a unique opportunity to increase their theoretical knowledge and practical skills through a mix of teaching, moot courts and other role-playing exercises, making it a rich and intense learning experience with practical application in a diversity of careers.

Participants should have at least a bachelor-level degree and a basic knowledge of human rights and international law.

Further information:

For further information, please visit the SUSTLAW website.