Call for Applications: Short-term research stipends for emerging legal scholars from India

Call for Applications: Short-term research stipends for emerging legal scholars from India

The Chair for Public and Comparative Law at Humboldt University Berlin together with Dr. Benedikt Naarmann offer short-term research stipends for emerging legal scholars from India, who would like to come to Berlin in order to prepare or advance a research project in comparative law. Stipend holders will spend up to two months in Berlin and be part of a vibrant research community that includes interaction with Professor Dann and German as well as international researchers around him.

Thematic focus:

We welcome proposals in the area of Indian public law, preferably with (but not limited to) a comparative focus.

Themes of special interest concern:-

The intersection of criminal and constitutional law, such as:

  • Criminal law protection of morality

  • Political dissent as problem of constitutional and criminal law (sedition etc.)

  • Death penalty – issues under Indian constitutional and international law


The regulation of public goods, such as ...

  • Right to food / water in India, other states and international law

  • Land rights in India and beyond

  • Public space and private regulation


The right to information, such as ...

  • Right to information and the protection of privacy

  • Internet, freedom of expression and access to information

  • Access to information, elections and political deliberations


Rules of democratic governance, such as ...

  • Democracy in Diversity: enabling participation and voice in heterogeneous society

  • Participation and election laws in India

  • Formal and informal agents of reform: political parties, social movements and parliaments in India


Organizational information:

What is offered?

  • The stipend would cover the travel expenses and a basic support for living expenses (2.000 €).

  • The duration of the stay would be up to 2 months during the summer or fall of 2017.


Who can apply?

  • Early career / emerging scholars (doctoral and post-doctoral phase)

  • normally based in India

  • working on public law themes as mentioned above


How to apply?

- Submit CV, a research proposal (max. 3000 words) and emails of two referees to tanja.herklotz@rewi.hu-berlin.de

- Deadline is 15th March 2017

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