Call for Applications: Postdoc workshop on urban sustainable development


The RLC Bonn and RLC Mumbai jointly organise the online workshop “Sustainable urban development and innovations in South and Southeast Asia to combat marginalisation and livelihood insecurity in informal settlements” from June 18-20, 2021, with the financial support of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

The workshop aims to create an expert network that will support DAAD alumni in contributing to sustainable urban development and marginalisation issues in their home countries. It includes permanent working tables clustered by topics of expertise. This way, the participants will have the chance to discuss their ideas and to write a joint manuscript.
Postdoctoral scholars, RLA Laureates, and local experts will collaborate in permanent online working tables, mutually creating an academic manuscript. In the end, the manuscripts will be published in a blog post. They could also lead to drafting research proposals or developing working papers in the future.

Postdoctoral scholars from DAC Asian countries, especially from South and Southeast Asia, whose PhD was funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and (a) have completed their PhD at a German university or (b) have studied, researched or worked for at least three months at a German university during their doctorate are eligible to apply for the workshop. Besides, their current work should focus on urban development, poverty and marginalisation in informal settlements.

How to apply:
Submit an extended abstract (500 words including title, text, 1-3 keywords, 1-3 references) of an envisioned research topic within the workshop theme to

Deadline for submissions: June 6, 2021

Find the detailed call here:

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