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Development Research PhD Workshop

Call for the PhD Workshop

The purpose of this workshop is to bring together PhD students working on development research. The workshop aims to facilitate the dialogue and interaction between young scholars on relevant development research topics in general, and their own PhD work in particular.

The workshop is primarily a platform for PhD students to present and discuss their own work. The program will allow time for both peer-to-peer discussions and feedback from senior scholars. 

The Structure of the Workshop 

The workshop will take place over two days, stating at 12.00 on October 23rd and ending at 15.00 on October 24th. The format for the two days will consists of several sessions with 3- 4 speakers per session, for a total of 15 speakers.

Submission of Drafts 

The accepted applicants will be expected to submit a draft text ahead of the workshop, in early October. Drafts at any stage will be accepted, from early drafts to near-finished manuscripts. The word count of the submitted draft texts can be between 4000- 7000 words. 

When submitting this text, the participants will be asked to indicate which aspect of the draft they would most like to get comments/feedback on, e.g., the research idea/question, the methodology, theoretical aspects, the write-up of the text, or other. 

All participants will be expected to read at least three of the other participants’ drafts ahead of the workshop. More information on the submission of the draft, and the drafts of co-participants that they are expected to read, will be shared with the accepted applicants closer to the workshop.

Accommodation, Board and Travel 

The Development Research School will provide lunch, dinner, and coffee breaks to all participants. 

In addition, applicants are able to apply for accommodation in Lund for the night of October 23rd, and for travel reimbursements. The Development Research School will be able to reimburse up to 12 participants for domestic, with-in Sweden transportation (max 1500 SEK per participant), and up to 2 international participants (max 15 000 SEK per participant). PhD students from University of Ghana will be particularly prioritized for the international travel reimbursement.


To apply for the workshop, applicants need to submit an extended abstract of 500 words. In the application, please indicate whether you are applying for the accommodation and/or travel reimbursement too. 

Deadline for the application is May 22nd 2024.


The result of the application process will be announced by May 31st, 2024. 

Warm welcome with your application!

Date and Time


October 23rd at 12.00 – October 24th at 15.00, 2024


Department of Political Science, Eden (Room Ed222a+b), 

Allhelgona kyrkogata 14, Lund, Sweden