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UniPID Newsletter

December 2017

News and Highlights

UniPID News & Events
  • Spring curriculum of the UniPID Virtual Studies is posted on our website. It features the following courses:
  • UniPID and Finnish Society for Development Research have nominated Antti Tarvainen as the recipient of the 2017 Master's Award in Development Studies! Tarvainen's thesis, titled "I, Post-Palestinian Entrepreneur" Transformations of subalternity in the "start-up nation" of Israel was chosen from among 21 submitted theses. Read more at our website. 
  • UniPID has made decisions on the seminars to be funded from the 2018 seminar grants. Read more here.
  • SAVE THE DATE: UniPID DocNet organizes the annual development studies' doctoral training workshop DocShop 14 February 2018. Registration will open soon at the UniPID website. Stay tuned!
  • Rolling call for UniPID DocNet membership open! If you are a doctoral student dealing with development topics or themes, consider applying for DocNet membership. More information and application form can be found here.
News on UniPID's FinCEAL Plus activities
  • FinCEAL Plus has targeted travel grants available to the following events:
    • FAUBAI 2018 Internationalization and Research: Challenges and Strategies. 14-18 April, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Application deadline 2 February 2018. Read more here. 
    • CILAC 2018 Open Science Forum for Latin America and the Caribbean 22-24 October 2018, Panama City, Panama. Application deadline 2 February 2018. Read more here.
  • FinCEAL Plus has preparatory funding available for the proposal writing phase for the EU-CELAC joint call: ICT Platform for Learning and Inclusion. Read the call here, and check the FC+ guidelines and instructions on how to apply here. Call deadline  is 8 March 2018, and the deadline for preparatory funding applications 31 January 2018.
  • Money available - apply now! FinCEAL Plus has open calls in most of its funding modalities, including travel grants, event grants, project preparatory grants and research visit grants. The planned activity must be related to cooperation with African, Asian or LAC partners, in any of the FinCEAL+ regional thematic areas. We encourage interested researchers to apply for grants as soon as possible, as the Call will most likely be closed by summer 2018.  More information here. 
News from partners and stakeholders
  • Finnish Society for Development Research's Development Day Conference 2018 takes place 15-16 February 2018. The Master's Award in Development Studies is handed out in conjunction with the event. Registration is now open here.
Season's greetings

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Job / Research Opportunities

Programme Coordinator based in Yangon. Finn Church Aid. Deadline: 1 January 2018. 

Assistant professorship in Sustainable Urban Systems. University of Helsinki. Deadline 3 January 2018. 

Assistant professorship in Sustainable Food Systems. University of Helsinki. Deadline 3 January 2018. 

Assistant professorship in Sustainability Transformation in Managing Ecosystem Services. University of Helsinki. Deadline 3 January 2018. 

Assistant Professorship in Behavioral Change towards Sustainability. University of Helsinki. Deadline 3 January 2018.

Assistant Professorship in Sustainable Law, Governance and Regulation. University of Helsinki. Deadline 3 January 2018.  

Director for foreign work (in Finnish and Swedish). Finnish Evangelic Lutheran Mission. Deadline: 6 January 2017.

Advisor to project management based in Hong Kong (in Finnish). Finnish Evangelic Lutheran Mission. Deadline: 7 January 2017. 

Development policy advisor in environmental and climate issues (in Finnish). Ministry for Foreign Affairs. Deadline: 8 January 2018.

Assistant to the communications and stakeholder cooperation units (in Finnish). Finn Church Aid. Deadline: 11 January 2018.

Executive director (in Finnish). Kepa. Deadline: 11 January 2018.

Two post-doctoral researcher positions in development geography and urbanization, mobilities and immigration. University of Turku. Deadline: 11 January 2018. 

Research coordinator for HELSUS (in Finnish). University of Helsinki. Deadline: 14 January 2018.

Funding Opportunities

FinCEAL Plus Preparatory grant for EU-CELAC call on ICT Platform for Learning and Inclusion. Deadline: 31 January 2018. 

FinCEAL Plus Targeted Travel Grants for FAUBAI and CILAC. Deadline: 2 February 2018. 

FinCEAL+ Rolling Call for the Partnership Support Instrument. No deadline. 

Academy of Finland and its partners offer various grants to researchers (in Finnish). Deadlines: various.

Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees, Deadlines: various.

Horizon 2020 Calls, Deadlines: various.

Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions research fellowship. Deadlines: various. 

Terra Viva Grants Directory, Deadlines: various.


Academy Programme in development research 2018-2022 published. Academy of Finland. 

Workshop Report: Research Fairness Initiative in SA. CAAST-Net Plus.

Pinprick test designed for Ebola heads for field trial. SciDevNet.

Finland to increase support to the resolution of crises in Yemen and Africa.

Blog: What can we learn from Sweden on promoting sustainable peace. ECDPM. 

Upcoming Events - International 

Perspectives on the Democratic Developmental State - Book Launch. 27-28 February 2018. Cape Town, South Africa.

Nordic Latin American research Network NOLAN Conference. 25-26 October 2018. Oslo, Norway. 

New Publications

CROP Policy Brief: Myths and mystifications around gendered poverty: Current conceptual and policy concerns. Comparative Research Programme on Poverty CROP. December 2017. 

OECD Development co-operation Peer Reviews: Finland 2017. OECD. December 2017. 

Building Bi-Regional Partnerships for Global Challenges: A support service needs assessment. CAAST-Net Plus. December 2017.

World Development Report 2018. World Bank Group. December 2017. 

Tax Games: the Race to the Bottom. Kepa and Eurodad. December 2017. 

Navigating Power and Intersectionality to Address Inequality. Institute of Development Studies. December 2017. 

Green Power for Africa: Overcoming the Main Constraints. IDS Bulletin 48.5-6. Institute of Development Studies.  December 2017.

Africa-Europe relations: time to reboot - Great Insights Magazine, Volume 6, Issue 5. ECDPM. November 2017.


Call for Abstracts: Dry Toilet Conference 2018. Deadline: Extended to 15 January 2018.

Call for Master's students' abstracts for FSDR Development Day. Deadline extended to 12 January 2018.

European Young Researchers' Award. Deadline: 30 January 2018. 

Call for Applications: Master's Degree Programme in International Law and Human Rights. Deadline: 31 January 2018.

Call for Concept Notes: BioInnovate AFrica Programme Phase II. Deadline: 2 February 2018.

Call for panels: NOLAN 2018 - Epochal shifts in current Latin America? Deadline: 10 February 2018. 

Call for Papers: 17th Nordic conference on development economics, 11-12 June 2018. Deadline: 18 March 2018. 

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