NEXtra, or “Resource Nexus for Sustainability Transformations” offers opportunities to conduct doctoral studies under joint supervision by experts from TU Dresden, UNU-FLORES and IOER. Under the EPOS (development-oriented postgraduate studies) funding programme, DAAD will support doctoral candidates from the Global South.

Scope of the Programme

Students from around the globe and with different disciplinary backgrounds will work on sustainability transformations using a Resource Nexus perspective. The focus of the programme is on interlinkages between environmental resources, and synergies and tradeoffs in their management.
Doctoral students are expected to turn into “agents of transformation” who will contribute towards sustainable development in their home regions and beyond.

7 to 8 scholarships for doctoral candidates from the Global South will be available annually, starting from 2023.

Deadline for Applications 31 March!

Contact: If you have questions or would like to know more about this doctoral programme, please contact the programme’s coordinator by email:

More infromation and how to apply at NEXtra

This project is funded by German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).