Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Graduate Program in Development

A PhD With a Difference

The Watson Institute's Graduate Program in Development (GPD) supports training and research for PhD candidates. The GPD seeks to promote social science research on processes of social, political and economic transformation in the developing world with a special focus on the problem of inequality. The program supports training and research for PhD candidates in anthropology, economics, history, political science, and sociology by offering specialized courses, funding field-based research, providing fellowships, hosting visiting faculty, and promoting collaborative research initiatives with partner institutions in the global south.