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4th Call for UMM Scholarships 2013

News vom 09.09.2013

Dear students, professors and practitioners,


We would like to inform you about the upcoming deadline of our 4th call 2013 for students’ field mission on microfinance in developing countries in the frame of the University Meets Microfinance (UMM) Scholarship Programme.


PhD students are invited to hand in their applications. The deadline is: 15th November 2013.


We would very much appreciate if you could forward the general information about the UMM Scholarship Programme below to interested PhD students.


You are also welcome to present the information (attached) on your website. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Thank you very much and kind regards,          


University Meets Microfinance - Team


UMM_LogoUMM Scholarships for PhD students’ field mission in developing countries 

4th Call - 2013


We invite PhD students enrolled in universities of the European Union who plan to conduct a field research in the frame of their thesis in a developing country on a topic related to financial inclusion to participate in the “University Meets Microfinance” (UMM) – Scholarships Programme.

UMM Scholarships Programme for field research:

Scholarships of up to 1500 EUR are granted to PhD students who plan to conduct a field research in developing countries. The UMM scholarships are granted to cover travel and / or accommodation expenses during the field research.

Each application will be evaluated by a professor and a practitioner. The final score will be the average of the two scores. Participating PhD students will be informed approximately six weeks after the submission deadline.

If research topics are suitable, outstanding applicants might be invited to share their research results at one of the upcoming UMM events and/or in the UMM communication material (i.e.: newsletters).


Upcoming application deadline for UMM Scholarships - Programme 2013:

15 November 2013
à 4th Call for Scholarships Programme (PhD)

Application form and eligibility criteriafor the UMM Scholarships Programme are enclosed and available at www.universitymeetsmicrofinance.eu (“Scholarships and Awards” section)

Please send your application to umm@planetfinance.org


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 the cooperation between universities, students in Europe and microfinance practitioners to contribute to microfinance innovation and education for development. UMM is active in domains as microfinance education, microfinance research, information capitalization, professional exchange & 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 Action Group “UMM”.


UMM Institutional and Financial Partners:

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


*Contract to be signed


Today, more than 3.600 students, academics and practitioners have benefitted from UMM activities.

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