The interdisciplinary research project, Contesting Governance, funded by the Utrecht Centre for Global Challenges, is pleased to be able to support students as they pursue their studies and undertake field research abroad for the purposes of conducting research for their Masters’ thesis or other larger research project. A limited number of travel stipends are now available for students who need support in financing their study trips. The maximum amount available is 500 EUR per student. Unfortunately, we do not have sufficient funds to cover all the related costs associated with field work. Therefore applicants should also seek alternative funding to supplement the travel stipend.
The stipends are intended to support research projects that directly connect to one or more of the themes explored by the Contesting Governance research project. These are as follows: ‘governance and citizenship in protracted conflict’, ‘civic space under attack’, ‘transformative policing’, and ‘intimacies of remote warfare’.
Interested students should submit their request for funding through the online portal by 10 January 2020. A selection committee, comprised of members of the Contesting Governance project, will decide on the requests. The selection committee will make all effort to maintain fairness across disciplines and programs.
To be eligible to receive a travel stipend, students must:
1. Be a currently enrolled Master student in one of the below programs of study:
- LLM Public International Law;
- Legal Research Master;
- MA Conflict Studies and Human Rights;
- MA Cultural Anthropology; or
- Anthropology Research Master;
2. Not live within 160 km from the field research destination; and
3. Not have received a travel stipend from the Utrecht Centre of Global Challenges previously.
To submit an application, students must:
1. Upload a current CV;
2. Upload a letter of motivation, of no more than 800 words, detailing the proposed research; be sure to include information on what motivated you to undertake the field work, how you will spend the amount requested, how your thesis connects to the Contesting Governance research themes and what you hope to gain by the experience; and
3. Upload two names of referees and their contact details.
Applications can be submitted through this portal. If you are unable to upload documents through the portal, please label them [First and Last Name_student_travel_stipend_application] and email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.