Call for Visiting Researchers / Professors in the field of Innovation, Governance and Development


UNU-MERIT has openings for visiting researchers / professors in any of its seven research themes:

1. The Economics of Knowledge and Innovation
2. Poverty, Public Policy and Inclusive Innovation
3. Economic Development, Innovation, Governance and Institutions
4. Sustainable Development, Innovation and Societal Transitions
5. Innovation Systems Indicators and Policy
6. Migration and Development
7. Governance and Learning in ICT-enabled Communities

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Openings are available at all levels after completion of a PhD, and for periods of between one and six months in 2013 and 2014. Proven prior research experience in a relevant theme (as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications) is a strict requirement. The purpose of the visiting period should be to realize a concrete result, such as a research paper, a joint project proposal, a policy brief, etc.

Those interested should submit a short proposal, not exceeding one page. The proposal must include reference to at least one member of UNU-MERIT’s core (Maastricht-resident) staff, who should be involved in the proposed work. It is advisable to contact such staff members before submitting the proposal. There is no deadline for submissions, and proposals will be evaluated when they come in and as long as available resources permit.

For these positions, UNU-MERIT offers a short employment contract, and/or costs for travel and accommodation. Those already in full-time employment elsewhere will be required to take a leave of absence from their regular employer for the visiting period.

Proposals should be submitted in electronic form to the director, Bart Verspagen, at, and should include the proposal, a full CV, a list of previous publications, and one sample publication from a peer-reviewed international journal (in English). For those who have finished their PhD thesis less than a year ago, the sample publication may be substituted with the PhD thesis.

Source: UNU-MERIT, 6 November 2013

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