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Interested PhD and Post-doc researchers should send their application documents in English language by e-mail (1 single pdf-file, max. 3 MB) to Contact. A set of application documents should include:

  1. A short statement about motivation for attending the Summer School (1 page max);
  2. Abstract of an own research project (400 words);
  3. Curriculum vitae;
  4. Proof of English language proficiency (preferably, IELTS 5.0 score or higher).

Closing date for receiving applications is 28 February 2019. Participants will be confirmed by 15 March 2019.

If you have questions please contact Dr. Ahmad HamidovContact.

In case of positive decision, participants should provide a letter of confirmation from their organizations to prove their status (PhD or Post-doc researcher).


Target Group

The Summer School programme is designed for PhD and Post-doc researchers working in the fields of agricultural and environmental sciences, rural development, water and energy management, and other related fields of natural resources management.

Students from universities and research institutions in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Afghanistan as well as in Germany are encouraged to apply.


Financial Support

A round trip travel (flight: economy class, railway: 2nd class), visa fees (if required), food and accommodation will be covered for successful applicants.

The Summer School is financially supported by the Volkswagen Foundation.


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