PhD scholarship – socio-economic human rights and equality, University of Antwerp Law & Development Research Group, Belgium (deadline: 9 August 2021)

The Law and Development Research Group in the Faculty of Law at the University of Antwerp is looking for a full-time doctoral scholarship holder in the field of human rights law.

Deadline: 9 August 2021

Position

  • You will work actively on the preparation and defence of a PhD thesis in the field of socio-economic human rights and equality. Human rights law may make a distinctive contribution to socio-economic distribution. Yet, it has thus far not shown as much interest in socio-economic inequality as in status inequality, and may also not be optimally equipped to tackle equality in socio-economic distribution. This project seeks to future-proof human rights law by making it more (pre-)distributive by design. In particular, it will focus on strengthening the equality principle in human rights law in order to address socio-economic inequality within countries.
  • You will publish scientific articles related to the research project.
  • You will carry out a limited number of teaching and research support tasks for the Law and Development Research Group and the Faculty of Law.

Find out more and apply here!

Upcoming academic opportunities & online events: June and later deadlines [UPDATED]

Calls for papers

The Future of Human Rights: 40th Anniversary Special Issue, Nordic Journal of Human Rights (abstract deadline: 25 June 2021)

Special Issue on Data, Law and Decolonization, Technology & Regulation journal (abstract deadline: 15 August 2021)

Vacancies / scholarships / fellowships

5 PhD scholarships – Human Rights and Global Politics: Legal, Philosophical and Economic Challenges, Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, Italy (deadline: 3 June 2021)

Assistant Professor in Anti-Black Racism and Resistance, Sociology Department, UC Santa Barbara, USA (deadline: 28 June 2021)

Mysun Foundation Clinical Fellow, Environmental Law Clinic, University of California – Irvine School of Law, USA (deadline: 21 July 2021)

PhD Scholarship ERC Grant CURIAE VIRIDES – Sustainable development law and access to justice, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium (deadline: 28 July 2021)

Two Postdoctoral Scholars – Information and Security, University of Calgary, Canada (deadline: 30 July 2021)

UCI Global Scholars Early Career Fellowship, University of California, Irvine, USA (deadline: 1 October 2022)

Online events

The relevance of perspectives from the global South for human rights law research – closing seminar with Prof. Thomas Spijkerboer, International Francqui Professor Chair / University of Ghent, 1 June 2021

Cooperation or Externalisation: online debate on the impact of the EU migration policy on countries in Africa, University of Ghent / 11.11.11, 4 June 2021

Re-Imagining Agenda 2063: The Socio-Legal Foundation of the Africa We Want, Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia, Canada / Liu Network for Africa, 21 – 24 June 2021

Upcoming academic opportunities & online events: May and later deadlines

Vacancies / fellowships

3 PhD positions – Legal connectivities and colonial cultures in Africa | Max Planck Institute for Legal History & Legal Theory, Frankfurt/Main, Germany (deadline: 1 May 2021)

2022/3 German Chancellor Fellowship – BRICS + US citizens | Alexander von Humboldt Foundation / chosen host institution in Germany (deadline: 15 October 2021)

Calls for papers

Revista Derecho del Estado No. 54 – El reconocimiento de la naturaleza como sujeto de derechos / Rights of nature | Universidad Externado de Colombia (deadline: 31 August 2021 – ES / EN / PT / FR)

Online events

Protecting the Amazon Region: Governance Gaps | Brussels School of Governance VUB | 4 May 2021

International Law and Distribution – Sustainable Development, Security, and the Governance of Resources | Glasginburgh 2021 Conference | 13 – 14 May 2021

Upcoming academic opportunities & online events: March and later deadlines

Vacancies / fellowships

7 PhD / post-doc positions – Future-proofing human rights: developing thicker forms of accountability | UAntwerp / UGent / UHasselt / VUBrussels, Belgium (various deadlines: 14 March – 11 April 2021)

NIAS Individual Fellowships | Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (deadline: 15 March 2021)

15 PhD positions – Eradicating Poverty: Pathways towards Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals | European Joint Doctorate Consortium ADAPTED, various locations  (deadline: 31 March 2021)

Two DAAD doctoral scholarships – Integrative Research Institute Law & Society | Humboldt University Berlin (deadline: 30 April 2021)

Calls for papers

WIDER Development Conference: COVID-19 and development – effects and new realities for the Global South | United Nations University (online), 6 – 8 September 2021 (abstract deadline: 15 April 2021)

Workshop: The Potential of Public Interest Litigation in International Law | University of Exeter / University of Geneva (format tbc), 11 – 12 November 2021 (abstract deadline: 30 April 2021)

Online events

Greening human rights – the role of ecocentric courts | Curiae Virides – VUBrussels, Belgium (18 March 2021)

Empirical legal research sessions – reflexivity / survey research / indigenous epistemology / focus groups | Leiden Law School, The Netherlands (4 separate sessions: 25 March – 30 September 2021)

 

Application deadline extended for ISS-Wits joint PhD programme (new deadline: 1 March 2021)

LDRN partner institutions International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) and the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) are inviting applications for their joint PhD programme,  on a range of topics in international law, society and development.  Owing to the ongoing pandemic situation, the call for applications has been extended until 1 March 2021.

The successful candidate will receive a partial scholarship, in the form of:

Preference will be given to candidates from the global South.

Further information and application details are available here, on the Wits website

Six Leverhulme Trust TRANSFORM doctoral scholarships available at University of Warwick (deadline: 7 March 2021)

Leverhulme Trust Doctoral Scholarship Programme TRANSFORM now open for applications

  • 6 fully funded PhD scholarships available in 2021
  • Applicants can either choose from four suggested topic areas or develop their own topic area within the TRANSFORM themes.
  • Applications close on 7th March 2021 (GMT)
  • UK (home) and international students are eligible to apply for the scholarship

The call for applications for six doctoral scholarships under the TRANSFORM programme at the University of Warwick (an LDRN partner institution) is now open. Successful applicants will enter a new four-year PhD programme in Global Sustainable Development.  They will be trained in how to advance sustainability in the real world, getting to the root of huge challenges like boosting climate resilience and establishing healthier cities.

Called ‘TRANSFORM: Transformations of Human-Environment Interactions to Sustainable Development’, the doctoral scholarship programme is directed by Professor João Porto de Albuquerque, who is also the Director of the Institute for Global Sustainable Development at the University of Warwick.

Each doctoral scholar will receive academic supervision from two Warwick experts in separate fields (such as engineering, medicine, business, humanities, arts, and law), as well as mentorship from a partner organisation (such as UN-Habitat, the British Geological Survey, African Population and Health Research Centre).

This year, candidates have the option either to apply for one of four suggested research topics or to propose their own research under one of the three research themes of the programme.

Suggested topics include:

Full details of the application process, including topics, guidance and eligibility, can be found at warwick.ac.uk/transform/apply/

The closing date is 7th March 2021.

Upcoming academic opportunities: February and later deadlines

Vacancies / fellowships

Doctoral fellow – International law & economic activities in areas of contested statehood – Western Sahara | University of Ghent, Belgium (deadline: 20 February 2021)

5 vacancies (4 PhD & 1 post-doctoral) – Development studies  | Institute of Development Policy – University of Antwerp, Belgium (deadline: 7 March 2021)

NIAS Individual Fellowships | Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (deadline: 15 March 2021)

15 PhD positions – Eradicating Poverty: Pathways towards Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals | European Joint Doctorate Consortium ADAPTED, various locations  | (deadline: 31 March 2021)

Calls for papers

Human Development & Capability Association – 2021 Conference | University of Antwerp, Belgium (hybrid) | 13 – 15 September 2021 (proposal deadline: 15 February 2021)

COVID-19 and “New” Human Rights – blog symposium | Völkerrechtsblog / Global Pandemic Network (submission deadline: 17 February 2021)

Law and Development Review – 2022 issues (recommended submission deadline: 1 June 2021)

Upcoming academic opportunities & events: January and later deadlines

Vacancies / fellowships

Postdoctoral researcher ERC Starting Grant ‘CURIAE VIRIDES’ in the area of sustainable development law | Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium (deadline: 4 January 2021)

5 PhD positions – Humanitarian Governance in Colombia, Ethiopia, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), climate related displacement, and humanitarian ethics | International Institute of Social Studies, The Netherlands (deadline: 4 January 2021)

Faculty Scholar – Access to Justice Scholars Program | American Bar Foundation / JPB Foundation (non-residential) (deadline: 15 January 2021)

NIAS Theme Group Fellowships |Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (deadline: 15 January 2021)

Doctoral fellow – International law & economic activities in areas of contested statehood – Western Sahara | University of Ghent, Belgium (deadline: 20 February 2021)

NIAS Individual Fellowships | Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (deadline: 15 March 2021)

Assistant Professor – Sociology | Loyola University Chicago, USA (deadline: rolling)

Assistant Professor – Criminology | Dominican University, USA (deadline: rolling)

Calls for papers

Re-Imagining Agenda 2063 – A Socio-Legal Foundation of the Africa We Want | Peter A. Allard School of Law and the Liu Institute Network for Africa (virtual) | 21 – 25 June 2021 (abstract deadline: 31 January 2021)

Human Development & Capability Association – 2021 Conference | University of Antwerp, Belgium (hybrid) | 13 – 15 September 2021 (proposal deadline: 15 February 2021)

Upcoming academic opportunities & events: December and later deadlines

Vacancies

PhD Scholarship ERC Starting Grant ‘CURIAE VIRIDES’ in the area of sustainable development law | Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium (deadline: 31 December 2020)

Postdoctoral researcher ERC Starting Grant ‘CURIAE VIRIDES’ in the area of sustainable development law | Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium (deadline 4 January 2021)

University Lecturer in the Political Economy of Development | University of Cambridge, UK (deadline: 1 January 2021)

3 fixed term (temporary) lecturer posts in Development Studies | University of Cambridge, UK (deadline: 1 January 2021)

Online events

Seminário Propriedades no Contexto de Múltiplas Crises | Properties in Transformation Network, 24/26 November & 1/3 December 2020

Conflicting Responses to Refugees and Migrants in COVID-19 Europe | MAPS Network / Queen Mary University of London, 11 December 2020

*UPDATED* Upcoming academic opportunities: September and later deadlines

Calls for papers

COVID-19 and the law in Africa | Journal of African Law (deadline: 30 September 2020)

*NEW* Winter 2021 (Virtual) Symposium – Pandemic: From Disparity to Equity | Detroit Mercy Law Review (deadline: 31 October 2020)

Vacancies

2021-2022 Fellowship – Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study | Harvard University, USA (deadline: 10 September 2020)

Managing Editor (International Law) | Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law, Heidelberg, Germany (deadline: 15 September 2020)

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor – Criminology, Law and Society | George Mason University Department of Criminology, Law and Society, USA (deadline: 15 September 2020)

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship – Intellectual Property, Innovation & Development | Department of Commercial Law, University of Cape Town, South Africa (deadline: 30 September 2020)

Assistant Professor – Gender and Sexual Violence- Gender and Women’s Studies | University of California Berkeley, USA (deadline: 5 October 2020)

Assistant Professor, Scrivner Institute of Public Policy – Josef Korbel School of International Studies | University of Denver, USA (deadline: 1 November 2020)

*NEW* Assistant Professor Global Indigenous Studies & Assistant Professor Global Racial Studies | University of California Irvine, USA (deadline: 1 November 2020 / until filled)

Associate Professor (tenure track) – S.J. Quinney College of Law | University of Utah, USA (deadline: rolling)