WCL Short-Term Research Scholarships for Emerging Legal Scholars from India (Fall 2020)

The Chair for Public and Comparative Law at Humboldt University Berlin (Prof. Dr. Philipp Dann) in collaboration with the journal VRÜ / WCL offers two short-term research scholarships for emerging legal scholars from India. Scholarship holders will spend two months (mid October till mid December 2020) in Berlin in order to work on a self-chosen research project. They will be part of a vibrant research community around Professor Philipp Dann and interact with German as well as international researchers at the Chair.

Thematic focus:

We welcome proposals in the area of Indian public law, preferably with (but not limited to) a comparative focus.


Organisational information:

Successful candidates will be part of the team of researchers at the Chair for Public and Comparative Law at the Law Faculty of Humboldt University Berlin. The duration of the stay is two months during the fall of 2020 (mid October till mid December 2020). The aim of the research stay in Berlin is to work on an academic article on a self-chosen topic to be published in VRÜ / WCL.


What is offered?

The scholarship will cover travel expenses (500 €) and a basic support for living expenses (2,000 €). Successful candidates will participate in bi-weekly meetings with the team to discuss their project as well as the works of others and engage in critical discussion on current and general topics in comparative constitutional law. Successful candidates will hold a position as guest researchers at Humboldt University. This status
allows them to access to the Law School’s Library as well as other libraries at HU as well as to audit Law School courses on a non-credit basis.

Who can apply?

Early career / emerging scholars (doctoral and post-doctoral phase) normally based in India working on Indian public law.

How to apply?

Submit your CV, a research proposal (no more than 1,000 words, including a concrete research question / thesis and outline of your project, your research method and a paragraph on how the research stay is of benefit to your project) as well as the names and contact details of two referees who are familiar with your work to – [email protected]

Deadline for applications: The Deadline for the submission has been changed to 15th April, 2020.
Successful candidates will be informed in May 2020

Call for Applications_WCL Scholarship

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