The fund will support placements, internships, doctoral fieldwork costs, conference participation, a two-year post-doctoral research position and other activities.
The fund aims:
to support innovative and impactful research and policy engagement
to broaden access to productive careers in international development
to strengthen collaborative links between CDS and other institutions
to build the reputation of CDS as a globally recognised research centre
The new BRID fund builds on an existing postdoctoral fellowship fund generously donated by an alumnus of CDS in 2011. This has supported five post-doctoral researchers.
James Copestake, CDS Director, comments: 'These CDS post-docs have addressed sexual and reproductive health rights in India, village level leadership in Malawi, the development-security nexus in Afghanistan, mental health among Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh and (currently) South-South development cooperation in Zambia. With the new BRID fund we look forward to contributing to wider career development, innovative research and policy engagement.'
Applications for Round 1 of funding are open now.