French Institute For Demographic Studies (INED) FamilEA Project PhD Scholarship

French Institute For Demographic Studies
French Institute For Demographic Studies

The French Institute for Demographic Studies (INED) is a public research institute focused on various demographic issues.

They conduct research, inform the public, and collaborate with national and international research partnerships. The INED offers the FamilEA Project PhD Scholarship for 2023.

Eligibility and Requirements for Applicants

  • Applicants should hold a Master’s degree in history, political science, or a relevant field.
  • Proficiency in English is essential, and knowledge of additional languages spoken in Kenya or Uganda, as well as French, is beneficial.
  • Good interpersonal skills, teamwork ability, and experience in interdisciplinary research and mixed methods are valued.
  • Fieldwork experience in East Africa or the global South is an advantage.

Details of the PhD Program

The successful candidate will be part of INED’s research unit 15, focusing on the Demography of the global South. The program allows for long-term stays abroad, lasting over three months.

The selected PhD student is expected to adhere to the good practice principles outlined in INED’s doctoral policy and participate in various institute activities, including those related to the research unit and PhD students.

Location and Duration of the Award

The award will be held at Campus Condorcet, located at 9 cours des Humanit├ęs in Aubervilliers, France.

The contract will commence between July and October 2023, and it is a full-time position with a working time of 37h55 per week. The contract lasts for three years, and the student will receive 32 days of leave annually and 10 days of RTT (Reduction of Working Time).

Benefits of the Award

The successful candidate is expected to attend FamilEA’s opening conference in Geneva from 8th to 9th June 2023.

Additionally, they will participate in a collective qualitative fieldwork in Nairobi and Kampala, scheduled from 23rd July to 14th August 2023. The funding for these activities is provided.

Application Process

Interested candidates must submit the following documents to apply for the scholarship:

  • Complete CV
  • Letter of motivation (1 page)
  • Research proposal (3 pages)
  • Names and contact details of two referees

Applications should be sent via email to, referencing “FamilEA-dochsp” in the subject line. The deadline for applications is 15th June 2023.

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