Grant Opportunities

GLD Short-Term Research Grants

GLD Short-Term Research Grants

Deadline: 11-Apr-23

The Governance and Local Development Institute 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.


Themes should relate to the GLD mission, for example:

  • 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
Funding Information

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.

Application Procedure

Interested candidates should send the following:

  • A proposal including a description of the project/research plan (not more than 5 pgs long), schedule of work, and detailed budget estimate.
  • The budget estimate should be in SEK and must not include funding for the applicant(s) salary/salaries but may include funding for a research assistant salary or similar. They do accept proposals for contributory funding (i.e., using the STG to fund part of a larger project), but awarding of funding is contingent upon the applicant receiving enough funding for the whole project.
  • A current CV
  • A sample of previously written work in English (a published paper, conference paper, book chapter, etc.)

For more information, visit Governance and Local Development.

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