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Scholarships for PhD Students

2nd Call for Applications UMM

News vom 20.05.2014

PhD Student Scholarships for Field Research in Developing Countries

2nd Call for Applications - 2014

We invite PhD Students enrolled at universities in the European union to submit applications to the "University Meets Microfinance" (UMM) Scholarships Program for ongoing or planned field research on financial inclusion topics.

UMM Scholarships Program for Field Research:

Scholarships of up to 1,500 EUR are granted to PhD Students enrolled at universities in the European Union who are currently conducting or plan to conduct field research in developing countries. The scholarships are granted to cover travel and/or accommodation expenses during the field experience.

Each application is evaluated by a professor and a practitioner. The final score is the average of the two evaluations. Selected participants are informed four to six weeks after the submission deadline.

Depending on the research topic, outstanding applications might be invited to share the results of their research during a UMM workshop or public event, or in UMM institutional communication materials (e.g.: newsletter, website).

DEADLINE: June 15th, 2014 at 23.59 GMT+1

Application forms for the UMM Scholarships Program are available at UMM Scholarship Program and here.

Please send your complete application to umm@planetfinance.org and include email subject: UMM PhD Scholarship application 2014.

Contact umm@planetfinance.org for any question related to the application process.

About University Meets Microfinance (UMM):

Initiated in 2009 by PlaNet Finance and Freie Universität Berlin, University Meets Microfinance (UMM) is a European initiative which fosters cooperation between universities, students in Europe and microfinance practitioners to contribute to microfinance innovation and education for development. UMM is active in domains such as microfinance education, microfinance research, information capitalization, professional exchange and dissemination of information. All UMM activities are carried out under the umbrella of the European Microfinance Platform (e-MFP) in the frame of the e-MFP UMM Action Group.

UMM Institutional and Financial Partners:

PlaNet Finance, European Microfinance Platform (e-MFP), European Commission, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenabriet (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Agence Francaise de Développement (AFD), European Investment Bank Institute (EIB-I), Freie Universität Berlin, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management and Capgemini Italia (country partner).

Today, more than 4,600 students, academics and practitioners have benefitted from UMM activities.

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