(CLOSED) Call for 2nd mobility of PhD and Master Degree students 2018 (CLOSED) Call for 2nd mobility of PhD and Master Degree students 2018
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The Call is Closed. Follow the News to know about the upcoming Call.

Or contact our Partners’ Representatives to be the first one to know


  • Are you interested in going to EU to work with an experienced scholar to improve research skills?
  • Are you a PhD candidate, Master student or researcher in Cambodia?
  • Are you enrolled in one of the following Khmer universities: National University of Management, Royal University of Law and Economics, University of Battambang or Royal University of Agriculture?

If your answers of above questions are “YES”, you could apply for this international research mobility

DOCtoral program in Khmer universities Strengthening the International Development of Environmental and maritime research


Terms of Reference for

2nd Mobility of PhD and Master Degree students


I. Description of the project

DOCKSIDE is a structural project between European and Cambodian universities, and the Cambodian Ministry of Education Youth and Sport (MoEYS). It aims to improve the quality of doctoral programs and to increase the research capacity of Khmer Higher Education Institutions (HEI). The key factor of success for this project lies in the scientific multi-disciplinary cooperation on a few specific topics. The implementation of DOCKSIDE has officially started in October 2016 (http://www.dockside-kh.eu/).

  1. Background

DOCKSIDE supports MoEYS in the reform of higher education and restructuring actions for high-standard research. Improving and managing efficiently higher education are the main pillars of this reform. Experts and professors from EU will provide Khmer HEIs with recommendations for syllabus development, innovative research methodologies, e-learning and administrative efficiency of HEIs. Cambodian staff members will learn from the good practices experienced in European institutions.

DOCKSIDE will also empower Khmer students through research mobility programmes in European universities. EU students will also be involved in the international mobility program by attending the thematic summer schools and participate in traineeships. These two-way exchange opportunities will allow project partners to establish a variety of contacts for future joint-master and PhD programs.

  2. Project Objective

The development objectives of DOCKSIDE are to:
a) Create a scientific cooperation between researchers and PhD students;

b) Improve the quality and attractiveness of PhD programs in Cambodian universities;

c) Develop multidisciplinary research;

d) Strengthen the collaboration between Cambodian and European universities as well as Cambodian universities themselves;
e) Make Cambodian and European universities more internationalized.

3. Short-Term Impact of the Project

The expected short-run impacts of the project are as follows:

a) Raising awareness of Environmental and Maritime Research (EMR);

b) Expand the knowledge on environmental and maritime issues;

c) Development of organizational capacity of Cambodian HEIs in order to implement the
administrative reform proposed by Ministry of Education Youth and Sport (MoEYS);

d) Research capacity development within the Khmer universities;

e) Improvement of relevance and quality of PhD and Master Programs.

II. Mission and Purpose

In order to answer to our development objectives, one of the project’s missions is to encourage and facilitate the international mobility of Cambodian students, researchers and staff associated with the project’s consortium members through research internships and training in European universities. The purpose of this international mobility is to improve the research capacity of PhD students and researchers. International mobility will allow them to observe quality European research practice, to expand their networks, to find potential PhD co-supervisors and to create co-authorships with EU researchers. Cambodian students and researchers will be hosted in the different research units of the EU partner for a stay of no more than 3 months for students. Students will be selected for 2018 thanks to this call.

III.  Location

PhD students and researchers will be hosted in one of these three universities: University of Vigo in Spain, Southern Denmark University in Denmark (Campus Esbjerg) and  University  of Nantes in France.

IV. Skills, Qualifications and Other Requirements

The mobility is open to PhD or Master Students and researchers (junior and senior) who fulfilled the following requirements. MSc students with a strong desire to start a PhD may be accepted but will not be a priority.

  1. PhD students or researchers associated with the Royal University of Law and Economics (RULE), the National University of Management (NUM), the Royal University of Agriculture (RUA) and the University of Battambang (UBB).
  2. Minimum master degree requirement of research in an appropriate discipline that is relevant to economics, management, law, geography, education, international relation and related fields (see Annex for a further detail on possible research topics).
  3. PhD students and a research topic related to environmental and maritime research are preferred.
  4. Proficiency in English (both writing and speaking skills).

To be noted: the topic of the research or mission has to be covered by the expertise of one of the lists of contacts at the European partner universities (see Annex).       

V. Outputs and Reporting

Following the return from the host university, students must submit a detailed report(of minimum 5 pages) regarding their training/internships, with an emphasis on the knowledge
acquired, how it can improve their research capacity and how they will share this experience
within their home university (e.g. students, colleagues, etc.).

VI. How to apply?

All interested candidates are invited to submit (in soft copy):

➢ A CV

➢ A research proposal for Researcher and PhD Student, and a PhD proposal for MSc
➢ Letter of Mission from Home University for Staff Mobility.

➢ A motivation letter clearly indicating why this international mobility is important to their
ongoing or future research.
➢ Optional
For the students and researchers, in order to complete your application process, you

shall upload a research article or proposal on the DOCKSIDE EMR Platform:

EMR Platform

To these following emails:

  1. Mr. Paul ANGLES: angles.paul@gmail.com ; and cc to:
  2. Mr. Laurent MESMANN: laurentmesmann@gmail.com
  3. Mr. Vong Sovityea THANG: sovityea90@gmail.com

And copy to the representatives of your university, as the address below:

Deadline for submission: Friday 23rd March 2018

If you have any questions, please contact University Representatives:

  1. Ms. Sokunthy LY and Ms. Sotheavy RIN: ly.sokunthy@num.edu.kh and sotheavyrin@num.edu.kh for students or researchers associated with the National University of Management (NUM)
  2. Mr. Paul ANGLES: angles.paul@gmail.com and laurentmesmann@gmail.com for students or researchers associated with the Royal University of Law and Economics (RULE)
  3. Mr. Sovanna SEAV: sovannaseav@yahoo.com for students or researchers associated with the University of Battambang (UBB)
  4. Ms. Malyne Neang: nmalyne@rua.edu.kh for students or researchers associated with the Royal University of Agriculture (RUA)

Application and Mobility Procedure

  1. Contact the University Representatives of DOCKSIDE Project
  2. Submission of the application documents
  3. Upload article or proposal to EMR Platform, when required
  4. Selection process and notification to the selected candidates
  5. Establish contact with DOCKSIDE Project Manager, both Home University and European university Representatives for the mobility logistics
  6. During and after the mobility, the participants are monitored by the home, Host University and Project Manager
  7. Expected Impact and Result of the Mobility should last at least three years after the date of return at Home University
  8. Acknowledgment and Certificate of Mobility after the completion of the mission   

VII. Remuneration and length of stay 

The DOCKSIDE project will be in charge of all expenses related to this international mobility (visa fee, travel costs, and DSA). The length of the stay will be maximum 3 months for students.


Southern Denmark University

Professor’s Name First Name Specialty (subject area) Possible research topics of PhD supervision
Vestergaard Niels Economics / Resource Economics Marine economics, fisheries economics and policy, Marine pollution economics, Climate policy
Roth Eva Economics / Resource Economics conceptual frameworks for nature, ecosystem service approach
Dewan Ahsan Fisheries resource management, Risk management, Stakeholder Management, Emergency Management Risk and conflict Management, Stakeholder management, Fisheries and coastal resources management,
Kaiser brooks Applied Microeconomics; Economic Resource History Invasive Species
Punt Maarten Spatial models, mathematical programming, (non-cooperative) game theory, natural resources See specialty
Joergensen Henning Socioeconomic impact of harbor investments
Lars Ravn-Jonsen Resource Economics
Kourantidou Melina Fishery Economics – Fisheries Managements, Management of Invasive Species
Judith Parus Innovation, Project management

University of Vigo

Professor’s Name First Name Specialty (subject area) Possible research topics of PhD supervision
Surís-Regueiro Juan Economics Marine economics, fisheries, natural resources, socioeconomic quantification
Garza-Gil M. Dolores Economics Natural Resources, Fisheries Economics, Bio-economic modeling, Preferences of Consumers
Varela-Lafuente Manuel Economics Fisheries Economics, Institutional Economics, Fishing regulation
Caballero-Miguez Gonzalo Economics Institutional economics
Amigo-Dobaño Lucy Economics Applied econometrics, market finance, preferences of consumers
Padin-Fabeiro Carmen Economics Marine Tourism, Local development
Iglesisas-Malvido Carlos Economics Marine economics, social economics, and cooperatives
Cabeza  Pereiro Jaime Law Fishing workers and international conventions
Fernández Docampo Belén Law Safety and health in the Maritime sector
Fernández Prol Francisca Law Fishing workers and international conventions
Torres Pérez Francisco Law Maritime Law: transport and sustainability; Intellectual Property
Fernández Carballo-Calero Pablo Law Maritime Law:  P&I Clubs; unfair competition and Intellectual property

University of Nantes

Professor’s Name First Name Specialty (subject area) Possible research topics of PhD supervision
Guillotreau Patrice Economics Maritime economics, fisheries, natural resources, industrial economics
Sévy Benoit Economics Risk economy, uncertain, market finance
Bidan Marc Management management information system, supply chain, e-business model
Vallée Thomas Economics Bio-economic modeling, composite indicators, industrial economics, game theory, and networks
Dufeu Ivan Strategy and strategic marketing Areas: Agriculture and agrofood industries – organic production and alternative food networks (short supply chains, local production, fair trade…)
Topics: collective organizations, market agencements, labellization strategies, multi-labelling, consumer willingness to pay
Owen Robert Economics International economics
Wolff François Charles Economics Applied Econometrics
Mahieu Pierre-Alexandre Economics Environmental economics, valuation of nonmarket goods
Desses Michel Geography Coastal geography
Chaumette Patrick Law Sea Law
Delfour Odile Law Fisheries law, marine environmental law
Boré Valérie Law Sea Law
Larrouilh Noémie Teaching engineering Distance Learning/teaching
Yildizoglu Murat Economics Industrial economics, agent-based
Le Maillot Alexandre Administrative; International Relations Management of International Relations