The Chair for Public and Comparative Law at Humboldt University Berlin together with Dr. Benedikt Naarmann offer short-term research stipends for emerging legal scholars from India, who would like to come to Berlin in order to prepare or advance a research project in comparative law. Stipend holders will spend up to two months in Berlin and be part of a vibrant research community that includes interaction with Professor Dann and German as well as international researchers around him.
We welcome proposals in the area of Indian public law, preferably with (but not limited to) a
comparative focus. Themes of special interest concern …
the intersection of criminal and constitutional law, such as …
– Criminal law protection of morality
– Political dissent as problem of constitutional and criminal law (sedition etc.)
– Death penalty – issues under Indian constitutional and international law
the regulation of public goods, such as …
– Right to food / water in India, other states and international law
– Land rights in India and beyond
– Public space and private regulation
the right to information, such as …
– Right to information and the protection of privacy
– Internet, freedom of expression and access to information
– Access to information, elections and political deliberations
rules of democratic governance, such as …
– Democracy in Diversity: enabling participation and voice in heterogeneous society
– Participation and election laws in India
– Formal and informal agents of reform: political parties, social movements and
parliaments in India
What is offered?
– The stipend would cover the travel expenses and a basic support for living expenses (2.000 €).
– The duration of the stay would be up to 2 months during the summer or fall of 2017.
Who can apply?
– Early career / emerging scholars (doctoral and post-doctoral phase)
– normally based in India
– working on public law themes as mentioned above
How to apply?
– Submit your CV, a research proposal (max. 3000 words) and emails of two referees to
– Deadline is 15 March 2017