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The ‘Conflict Studies and Management Programme’ (CSMP) is a new programme implemented by the ‘Willy Brandt School of Public Policy’ in Erfurt (Brandt School) and the ‘German Academic Exchange Service’ (DAAD). It is addressed to Master’s students, doctoral students and senior researchers with an interest in conflict management in research and practise.

The Willy Brandt School of Public Policy at the University of Erfurt is one of the leading public policy schools in Germany. Since 2002 the School’s Master’s programme is committed to training talented students for management and leadership positions mainly in the public sector.

In 2010 the Brandt School launches a new research programme in conflict studies and conflict management focusing on (policy) issues relevant to regions of conflict. In winter semester 2010 fellows will start their research projects at the Brandt School and participate in developing the programme. Also in winter semester 2010 the first Master and doctoral students will enrol. The CSMP aims at preparing students who want to pursue a career in relevant organisations and seeks to produce applicable knowledge in the area of conflict studies.

This special programme is intended for highly-qualified foreign Master’s and doctoral students as well as senior scientists. The CSMP fellowships offer outstanding scientists and researchers the opportunity to conduct research with a focus on application at the Willy Brandt School of Public Policy in Erfurt, Germany. The fellows will have a teaching commitment at the Brandt School of generally 2 hours per week. Furthermore, the CSMP scholarships offer excellent students the opportunity to obtain a Master’s degree or a doctorate within a specialised structured research and teaching programme.
CSMP Fellowships and scholarships are defined and awarded on a yearly basis. Each year, the fellowship announcement will indicate the specific qualification requirements and regional focus. The current offers are published under ‘CSMP Fellowships – Current Offers’ :Fellowship and Scholarship Types and Duration

A – Master Students – Master’s Degree in Germany – 24 months (+6)
B – Doctoral Students – Doctorate in Germany – 36 months (+6)
C – Senior Scientists – Research in Germany – 6 to 24 months
Fellowships (Type C) are awarded for the length of the research stay in Germany agreed between Willy Brandt School as the host, DAAD as the fund-giver and the fellowship candidate.
Scholarships (Type A+B) are awarded for the normal duration of Master’s and PhD studies with an additional German language course of generally 6 months before the begin of studies.
All fellowships (A+B+C) will initially be awarded for a maximum of 12 months and can be extended upon application.
Application Requirements
At the time of their application, applicants for CSMP Fellowships or scholarships must
  1. be able to prove their outstanding study or research achievements,
  2. Type A: have completed their studies with a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent Type B: have completed their studies or research with a Master’s degree or equivalent Type C: hold a doctorate/Ph.D., have proven research experience of at least 2 years in a relevant field and institution and be currently working in institutions of higher education or at a research institute; positions are open to outstandingly-qualified academics and scientists.
  3. have an excellent knowledge of English; please provide evidence of this through the submission of appropriate language certificates (e.g. TOEFL: 550/213/80); knowledge of German is advantageous, but not required.
  4. in general have completed their Bachelor’s or Masters’ s degree in the last six years (Type A and B).

Applicants cannot be considered if they have been in Germany for more than one year at the time of application.

Application Papers
Applicants are expected to submit the complete ‘Application for Research Grants and Study Scholarships’ (Type A+B) (*.pdf) orResearch Stays and Study Visits for University Academics and Scientists (Type C) (*.pdf). Accompanying documents are listed in the DAAD Application Forms (see below) and the “Current Offers”.

Current offers
Current offers (*.pdf)The ‘Conflict Studies and Management Programme’ (CSMP) is a new programme implemented by the ‘Willy Brandt School of Public Policy’ in Erfurt (Brandt School) and the ‘German Academic Exchange Service’ (DAAD). It is addressed to Master’s students, doctoral students and senior researchers with an interest in conflict management in research and practise.

The Willy Brandt School of Public Policy at the University of Erfurt is one of the leading public policy schools in Germany. Since 2002 the School’s Master’s programme is committed to training talented students for management and leadership positions mainly in the public sector.

In 2010 the Brandt School launches a new research programme in conflict studies and conflict management focusing on (policy) issues relevant to regions of conflict. In winter semester 2010 fellows will start their research projects at the Brandt School and participate in developing the programme. Also in winter semester 2010 the first Master and doctoral students will enrol. The CSMP aims at preparing students who want to pursue a career in relevant organisations and seeks to produce applicable knowledge in the area of conflict studies.

Application Forms for download
For Type A+ B (*.pdf) | For Type C (*.pdf)

Contact detail email: csmp@daad.de

Website: http://www.daad.de/deutschland/foerderung/ausschreibungen/11790.en.html