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Opening: Post-doctoral and Senior Research Fellowships in Bogotá, Budapest, Cape Town and Colombo

The OSUN Forum on Democracy and Development by CEU Democracy Institute (Budapest), Universidad de los Andes, (Bogotá), the Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance at the University of Cape Town and the Social Scientists’ Association of Sri Lanka (Colombo) invites applications for a total of 32 open positions: six post-doctoral and two senior research fellows at each of the four institutions for an 8-month residential fellowship program between October 1, 2024, and May 30, 2025.

Focusing on the relationship between democracy and development, this initiative aims to redefine democracy in its political, social, and economic dimensions, establishing a unique platform for interdisciplinary and cross-regional exchanges between scholars from the Global South and Global North.

The OSUN Forum on Democracy and Development is structured around four interlinked research themes hosted at four institutions:

Theme 1: New Patterns of Mobilization for- and against- Democracy, hosted at Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá

Call for applications: Post-doctoral and senior research fellowships in Bogotá

Theme 2: Populism, Ideology, and Discourse in the Global South: Sources of Polarization and Their Mitigation, hosted at CEU Democracy Institute in Budapest

Call for applications: Post-doctoral and senior research fellowships in Budapest

Theme 3Democratizing the Developmental State, hosted at the Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance in Cape Town

Call for applications: Post-doctoral and senior research fellowships in Cape Town

Theme 4: Exclusionary Regimes and Autocratization, hosted at the Social Scientists’ Association in Colombo

Call for applications: Post-doctoral and senior research fellowships in Colombo

Application deadline in each hub: Open until filled

Starting date of the selection of fellows: February 15, 2024

Starting date of the fellowship: October 1, 2024