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

Simran Sahni

7 March 2017 5:06 AM GMT

  • 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

    - Deadline is 15th March 2017

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