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CICOPS Scholarships 2021 for Developing Countries

2022 CICOPS Scholarships For Researchers From Developing Nations- In order to promote international cooperation, particularly with Developing Countries (as classified by the World Bank in low, lower middle and upper middle income economies) the University of Pavia and EDiSU (Institute of the Right to University Studies) are offering 5 scholarships to visiting scholars for the year 2022 for a period of stay of 4 to 12 weeks at the University of Pavia. 

In 1996, the Technical-Scientific Committee of CICOPS approved a scholarship project aimed at fostering research collaboration between academic from Developing Countries and the University of Pavia. The scholarships were designed for both junior and senior members of universities in Developing Countries or members of major research centers and international organizations with specific interetes in the field of development studies.

Since 1998, the University of Pavia and the Institute for University Studies (EDiSU) have offered about ten scholarships yearly for a four to ten week stay in Pavia, during which time the scholars carry out research with professors in the department that hosts them and often hold seminars.

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About Committee For International Cooperation and Development (CICOPS)

CICOPS was established in 1984 to promote cooperation with developing countries and stimulate relations between the University of Pavia and universities in these countries. CICOPS is committed to human and institutional development in developing countries. This aim is achieved by offering young people the chance to grow and contribute to the development of their countries. After thirty-five years of experience in the fields of cooperation and development, it is clear to us that joint study and research projects help both developed and developing Countries. With this in mind, CICOPS is worki... read more


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CICOPS Postgraduate Scholarship


Aim and Benefits of CICOPS Postgraduate Scholarship

  1. The scholarship includes travel, meals and accommodation expenses, health insurance policy, and a contribution of 150.00 Euro (gross) per week.
  2. Selected scholars must confirm acceptance of the scholarship and its conditions within 20 days of receipt of the email communication stating their successful application, together with the exact dates of their requested stay. The period of stay will be communicated to EDISU, which will book a single room at a university residence in Pavia. It being understood that the communicated period of stay cannot be subsequently modified without the consent of EDiSU. EDiSU reserves the right to make any changes to the terms and conditions of the accommodation that are made necessary by the health emergency situation.
  3. If a candidate fails to confirm his/her acceptance, he/she loses the right to the scholarship that will be consequently awarded to the next applicant in the ranking. Changes to the planned program agreed upon the assignment of the scholarship will not be accepted.
  4. Once the University of Pavia has received the declaration of acceptance of the scholarship, we will: – send an invitation letter in support of the visa request (with prior arrangements and in special cases a contribution for visa issuing will be granted); – book a return flight ticket (economy class); – stipulate a health insurance policy and personal accident insurance; – arrange accommodation at a University College for the period of stay in Pavia; – provide a card for meals at University canteens; – pay the contribution.
  5. The hosting Department will guarantee access to all the necessary facilities for study and research activities (libraries, computer facilities, etc.).
  6. The selected scholar will be requested to sign the EDISU Regulation, valid for all university residences, as well as all documentation relating to Health Safety Protocols (Protocol, Vedemecum, etc). Failure to comply with the Regulation will lead to the interruption of the study period and the loss of the scholarship
  7. The selected scholar may be requested to deliver one or more lectures on his/her field of research.
  8. At the end of the study period in Pavia, scholars must provide both a report on the work completed at the host Department and copies of any articles or publications. Personal data submitted by the applicants will be used for application and selection procedures and for solely institutional purposes, in accordance with the Italian Legislative Decree n. 196/2003 (Italian Privacy code).

Requirements for CICOPS Postgraduate Scholarship Qualification

In order to be eligible to apply for the scholarship, applicants must:

  1. Applicants must have at least two years of either teaching experience or activity within international organisations and institutions.
  2. Scholarships are designed for both junior and senior members of Universities in Developing Countries or members of major research centres and international organisations or institutions with specific interest in the field of development studies.
  3. CICOPS scholarships are reserved for research collaboration in the short term in order to encourage the mobility of researchers from developing countries.
  4. Applicants enrolled in a Doctoral or Postgraduate Course at an Italian University are not eligible to apply.

For further information, please refer to the FAQ section on the website.


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Documents Required for Application

In order to encourage contact between staff and students, the period of stay should take place within the following dates: January 10th – July 22nd 2022 and September 12 th – December 20th 2022. Applications must be sent no later than May 31st 2021 by filling out the online application form available on the CICOPS website: http://cicops.unipv.it/cicops-scholarships/ The following documents should be uploaded to the online form:

  1. Curriculum vitae ideally in European format with a list of publications (file to be named: Surname_Name_CV) 
  2. Invitation letter from the professor or researcher with whom you intend to collaborate 1 (file to be named: Surname_Name_Letter) The uploaded documents should be named as mentioned above.
  3. Applications without a correctly named curriculum vitae and invitation letter will not be taken into consideration. Please only fill in your application form once you have received the letter of acceptance by your contact Professor at the University of Pavia.

Incomplete applications will be rejected; no exceptions will be made. 



Application Deadline

May 31, 2021


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to Committee For International Cooperation and Development (CICOPS) on unipavia.pandaform.com to apply

Interested Applicants should use the link above to start their application.

Applicants must have at least two year of either teaching experience or activity within international organizations and institutions.

Please read carefully the CALL and the FAQ  before applying, and fill out the ONLINE APPLICATION FORM  only once you have received the letter of invitation by your contact professor at the University of Pavia.

Please be informed that incomplete applications will be rejected, no exceptions will be made. In particular, the letter of invitation is essential for the application.  CICOPS can help you in searching a contact professor. In case of need, and for any other information, please write to [email protected].

For more details, visit CICOPS website



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