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PhD Position in Wageningen University, Netherlands

Title: PhD Position in Water Resources, Conflict and Climate Change in Peri-Urban Areas of South Asia, Wageningen University (Wageningen, The Netherlands)

Location: Netherlands


Wageningen University (Wageningen, The Netherlands) is currently inviting applications for a ‘sandwich’ PhD candidate who is willing to do research in the framework of the interdisciplinary research programme Climate Policy, Conflicts and Cooperation in Peri-Urban South Asia: Towards Resilient and Water Secure Communities, funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).

Field research will be done in the applicant’s home country (India/ Nepal/ Bangladesh).

The position will involve research at Wageningen University for approx. 18 months and the remaining time is for fieldwork. For a full description of the research programme and the PhD research, see:,

Living allowance is provided for four years (no extension possible) on a full-time basis and will be  € 1.190 per month for the periods spent in the Netherlands and € 595 for the remaining months.


MSc in social sciences, human geography, political sciences, policy sciences, or related fields from a recognized academic institution in one of the three countries mentioned above;

Excellent academic record as proven by MSc grades and thesis; publications will make the application strong;

Interest in land and water resources, resource conflicts, and / or climate change-

How to apply:

Sending an e-mail with full CV (including list of publications), letter of application, and motivation letter to Dr. Dik Roth, Wageningen UR ( and Dr. Anjal Prakash, SaciWaterS ( and

Last date for the application: 1-2-2014

Reference: Wageningen University

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