Call for Proposals: Short-Term Research Grants from The Program on Governance and Local Development


 The Short-Term Grant application period is now closed. Our next round of applications will run from September 15 to October 31.


The Program on Governance and Local Development at the University of Gothenburg (GLD) announces the availability of a limited number of research fellowships for short-term research on Governance and Local Development. Awards averaging 25,000 SEK will be offered biannually to support research projects related to critical governance issues. Recipients are expected to submit a paper to be included in the GLD Working Paper Series. This call is open to all scholars, regardless of any prior GLD affiliation. 


Themes include, but are not limited to: 

  • Local governance challenges 
  • Service delivery as it varies across local contexts 
  • Relationship between state and non-state actors 
  • Level of corruption and citizens’ perceptions of it 
  • How citizens solve disputes with officials, families, and friends and how state or non-state actors are involved 
  • Participation in local elections and political campaigns 
  • How security services are provided in transitional periods and/or under weak central states 


Application Procedure: 

Interested candidates should send the following: 

  1. A proposal including: Description of project/research plan (not more than 5 pgs long), schedule of work, and detailed budget estimate. 
  1. A current CV 
  1. A sample of previously written work in English (published paper, conference paper, book chapter, etc.) 

These materials should be sent by e-mail in one PDF file to: Only applications in English will be considered. 


Please note – all grants will be awarded as receipt-based reimbursement; money will only be allocated after the completion of the project.  

Deadline: The Short-Term Grant application period is now closed. Our next round of applications will run from September 15 to October 31.