The United Nations University (UNU-WIDER) UN Visiting PhD Fellowship Programme is inviting doctoral students around the world to apply for a funded opportunity to utilize the resources and facilities at UNU-WIDER for their Ph.D. dissertation or thesis research and to work with UNU-WIDER researchers in areas of mutual interest.
PhD fellows typically spend 3 consecutive months at UNU-WIDER and are expected to return to their home institution afterward. During their time in Helsinki, Ph.D. interns prepare one or more research papers and present a seminar on their research findings. Ph.D. interns may also have the opportunity to publish their research in the WIDER Working Paper Series. The research proposal by the applicants should contain the following sections.
UNU-WIDER only receives online applications for the Visiting PhD Fellowship Programme twice each year. When applying in March, the person would be visiting UNU-WIDER for three months during September-November of the same year and when applying in September, the person would be visiting UNU-WIDER for three months in the period of March-June of the following year.
The Visiting PhD Fellowship Programme is highly competitive and only a limited number of fellows can be accepted. In recent years, one percent of all applications have been successful. Selected applicants will be informed by email of the final decision within four weeks of the closing deadline. The selected applicants must confirm their decision to take up UNU-WIDER’s offer two weeks after being contacted.
Selected candidates will be provided with the following benefits:
The applicants are required to meet the following eligibility requirements:
Eligible Regions: Open for all
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