French CERDI PhD Scholarships 2022/2025 for International Students

French CERDI PhD Scholarships 2022/2025: The CERDI (Centre d’Etudes et de Recherches sur le Développement International) is offering several three-year scholarships for a PhD thesis in economics.

When is the application deadline?

May 15, 2022

Which fields are eligible?

The proposal of the CERDI thesis must be related to development economics, the domain of the CERDI. The department encourages proposals related to the following themes, which are arranged according to the priorities set by the department for this year and linked to the list of potential supervisors:

Development microeconomics (poverty, inequality, gender economics, education economics, health economics). Development Microeconomics (Public Finance, Monetary Economics, Exchange Rate Policy, Customs Administration). Environmental and ecological economics (deforestation, agricultural economics and adaptation to climate change, circular economy). International economy (trade, foreign direct investment and international migration flows).

Thesis proposals that also address the interplay between any of the four topics and natural disasters will be particularly appreciated (see Scientific Challenge 4 of the CAP 2025 project).

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What is the advantage of CERDI scholarship?

The scholarship will start in October 2022. The selected candidates are members of the CERDI and the Ecole Doctorale SEJPG (Sciences Economiques, Juridiques, Politiques et de Gestion).

How long does the program last?

3 years

How to Apply for a CERDI Scholarship?

Applications must be sent using the form “PhD Scholarships at CERDI” before 15 May 2022.

The application must contain:

Grade transcripts (undergraduate and graduate level). Curriculum vitae A letter of motivation Two references (to be included in the CV) A detailed research project of maximum 4 pages; this project must demonstrate that the candidate is able to answer the proposed research questions (Optional): Second year master’s thesis.

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