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Call for visiting scientist from Caucasus and Central Asia

The Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO) invites three scientists from Caucasus and Central Asia to carry out up to two months of research stay at IAMO. Visiting scientists will conduct research activities related to the topics of the project "Agriculture Trade and Foreign Investments for Sustainable Regional Integration in Caucasus and Central Asia – SARICCA" financed by DAAD. The main aim of the project is to investigate options of regional and international integration in Caucasus and Central Asian countries.

The visiting fellows will work closely with IAMO and researchers from partner institutes on the analysis of trade patterns and regional cooperation. Policy briefs and reports will be generated as results of these research stays. Furthermore, the results of the research stay will be presented in an IAMO/DAAD conference to be held in September 2018 in Baku, Azerbaijan.

IAMO will cover travel expenses and provides a fellowship (between 1000 and 2000 Euro per month depending on the qualification) as well as workspace to carry out the intended research. The visiting scientists are responsible for arranging their travel and accommodation in Halle themselves. Housing, living and insurance costs need to be covered from the fellowship provided by IAMO. Senior scientists, post-docs and advanced level Ph.D. students from universities and institutes of Caucasus and Central Asia with good English knowledge are eligible to obtain the funding. The scientists working in the following research topics will obtain higher priorities in the process of selection:

  • One belt one Road initiative
  • Options for facilitating intra-regional and international trade of agricultural commodities
  • Policy regulation and trade distortions
  • Transformation of supply chains under global and regional integration policies
  • Productivity and efficiency of agricultural production
  • Effect of climate change on rural livelihoods
  • The role of climate change adaptation measures
  • Development of agricultural insurance markets

Application procedure
Electronic applications (in English language) should be submitted as one pdf-file to Ms. Antje Elsner (elsner(at)iamo.de) with the subject "application to visiting scientist fellowship" and should contain following documents:

  • Letter of motivation (up to 1 page)
  • Curriculum vitae with the list of publications

For additional information on the advertised call please contact Dr. Ihtiyor Bobojonov
(Email: bobojonov(at)iamo.de, Tel: +49 345 2928-247).

About us
IAMO is a public research institute that pursues basic and applied research in the field of agricultural economics. It offers an excellent infrastructure and a stimulating research environment in an international, ambitious, and multidisciplinary team. IAMO is a member of the Leibniz Association, a German network of non-university research institutes.

Equality of opportunity is part of our personnel policy. Female researchers are strongly encouraged to apply. Disabled applicants with equal qualification will be preferentially considered.