Monday, July 7, 2014

PhD Workshop @ IIHS

In its second year, the PhD Workshop at IIHS continues its focus on research on and within cities of the global South. Located within the emergence of a set of challenges to normative urban theory, this workshop is committed to aiding the production of new knowledge on and from cities of the global south. To do so, it asks: how is urban and regional research to be structured, designed and carried out– and for whom?

The workshop is open to currently enrolled MPhil or PhD students in any discipline who work on urban questions, or on questions influenced by their urban location. We will also consider recent graduates who have gotten either degree in the previous academic year. Previous iterations of the workshop have brought together planners, economists, engineers, geographers, architects, sociologists, anthropologists, as well as students in development studies, english, journalism, history and urban design. The workshop is open to students who are pre-, mid- or post-fieldwork. To apply, download the form below, complete it and email it to the address mentioned along with a recent writing sample as specified in the form.

As a reminder: the workshop charges no fees and offers shared lodging and lunch. However, all candidates are responsible for their own travel to Bangalore and within the city to IIHS' Bangalore City Campus.

Please bear in mind that admission is competitive. While applications are welcome from students based in non-Indian universities, preference will be given to those enrolled in Indian universities and institutes. If accepted, you will be asked to submit a 2-3 page summary of your research no later than July 15th, 2014. As you apply, please keep this deadline in mind.

Application Deadline: Midnight, Tuesday, 8th July, 2014.

Decisions Announced: Saturday, 12th July, 2014

If slots remain, a second round of applications may be invited. Please check the website on 13th July, 2014.

Please download the PDF application form, fill it out, attach the writing sample described in the form and send to

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