Call for visiting researchers

Please note: at the moment we will not be receiving calls

Ghent University, host of the Governance in Conflict Network, welcomes applications for visiting PhD and postdoctoral researchers of the international GIC partners to join us for a short term research stay (1 to 3 months) in 2021-2022.

We particularly encourage female researchers and researchers from the Global South to apply.

We offer:

  • Full access to Ghent University facilities, and working space within the offices of one of Ghent University’s network members
  • Contribution to travel expenses
  • Housing in Ghent will be provided through University facilities OR private housing costs will be subsidized.*
  • A monthly stipend will be provided to researchers without financial support from their home institution

What we expect from you during the research stay:

As a GIC network short research stay grantee, you work towards or contribute to:

  • Research:
    • the publication of a peer reviewed journal article or book chapter in collaboration with a Ghent University partner researcher
    • OR: a joint research proposal with one or more Ghent University partners
    • OR: another research related goal agreed with the promotor and the GIC network coordinator
  • Education:
    • Contribute, in agreement with the promotor, to one or more educational activities within the host department or other Ghent University departments in the network (e.g. a guest lecture, a seminar or workshop with students)
  • Network communication:
    • the GiC network blog or social media output

Please note that your application should be linked to one of the following UGent network partners who will act as your promoter. Make sure to inform them of your plan before submitting your application.

  • Koen Vlassenroot – Bert Suykens – Political and Social Sciences –CRG
  • Sami Zemni – Political and Social Sciences –MENARG
  • Jan Orbie – Political and Social Sciences – CEUS
  • Eva Brems – Faculty of Law – Human Rights Centre
  • Tom Vander Beken – Faculty of Law – IRCP
  • Glenn Rayp – Economics and Business Administration – SHERPA
  • Eric Vanhaute – Arts and Humanities – History –CCC
  • Marijke D’Haese - Faculty of Bioscience Engineering
  • Ilse Derluyn – Psychology and Educational Sciences – CCVS
  • Felicitas Becker – Arts and Humanities – History –CCC

How to apply?

Send the following documents to &

Who can apply?

We can only accept applications from researchers affiliated with GIC partner institutions:

  • Birzeit University – Center for Development Studies, Palestine
  • Catholic University Leuven –L’Institut d’analyse du changement dans l’histoire et les sociétés contemporaines (IACCHOS), Belgium
  • Dhaka University –Department of Political Science, Bangladesh
  • Gulu University – Institute of Peace and Strategic Studies, Uganda
  • Institut Supérieur Pédagogique de Bukavu – Centre d'études sur le tiers monde, DRC
  • London School of Economics (LSE) – CPAID, UK
  • Netherlands-Flemish Institute Cairo – Arabic and Islamic Studies, Egypt
  • Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru – Social Science, Peru
  • Social Science Research Council – Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum, USA
  • Universidad Mayor de San Andres – Postgrado en Ciencias del Desarrollo (CIDES), Bolivia
  • Université de Kinshasa – Centre d’Etudes Politiques, DRC
  • Université Saint-Louis Bruxelles – CReSPo (Research Centre for Politics), Belgium
  • University of Copenhagen – Department of Food and Resource Economics, Denmark
  • University of Mohammed V – Faculty of arts and Humans Sciences, Sociology, Morocco
  • University of the Philippines – Third World Studies Center, The Philippines
  • University of Zurich – Department of Geography, Switzerland


*If University accommodation is not available it is the applicants responsibility to find housing on the private market, the costs which will be covered by GIC.