Research School on Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction

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Research School on Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction

The Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER) in collaboration with the School of Graduate Studies, University of Ghana, universities of Lund, Gothenburg and Uppsala is organizing a ‘Methodology and Field Studies in Development Research Schoolfor doctoral researchers in Ghana. The research school deals with sustainable development and poverty reduction in low-income countries, with a particular focus on governance, power, and inequality. The research school aims at contributing to high-quality and boundary-crossing doctoral research in sustainable development by equipping students with cutting edge methodological skills to inform their research. The programme aims at enhancing doctoral researchers’ knowledge in research methodology, particularly in the study of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) related topics. The four-day programme will be held at the University of Ghana from June 4th--7th, 2024. It will also foster participants understanding of the importance of research methodological choices in development research.

Doctoral students are invited from social science related disciplines across universities in Ghana to apply.


  • Applicants must be at the early stage of doctoral research
  • Must be in social sciences related field
  • Must be enrolled in doctoral programmes in a Ghanaian University.
  • Female doctoral researchers are encouraged to apply

How to apply:

Applicants should send an application package that includes the following information to the addresses below:

  1. Name and address
  2. Name of university
  3. Research topic
  4.  Resume which must include research topic
  5. Cover letter stating motivation for the application

Note: Selected applicants will pay for their transportation cost only. 

Deadline for submission of applications: 2nd April 2024


Research School on Sustainable Development

Institute of Statistical, Social, and economic Research (ISSER), University of Ghana