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Fully Funded PhD Fellowship in Developing Economic at UNU in Finland 2019

Closing date :
2019/09/30
Fully Funded PhD Fellowship in Developing Economic at UNU in Finland 2019

The United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) is offering a PhD Fellowship Program in Finland which gives registered doctoral students the opportunity to utilize the resources and facilities at UNU-WIDER for their PhD dissertation or thesis research on developing economies, and to work with a researchers in areas of mutual interest for three consecutive months ( from February to June) in Helsinki. During their time there, fellows will prepare one or more research papers and present a seminar on their research findings. They may also have the opportunity to publish their research in the WIDER Working Paper Series.

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be enrolled in a Ph.D. programme and have shown the ability to conduct research on developing economies. Candidates working in other social sciences may apply but should keep in mind that UNU-WIDER is an economics-focused institute.
  • Candidates should be fluent in oral and written English and possess good quantitative and/or qualitative analytical skills.
  • Applications from suitably qualified early-career, female, and developing country researchers are particularly encouraged. The programme is especially addressed at researchers at later stages of their Ph.D.

Funding

UNU-WIDER provides a:

  1. Travel grant to cover the costs of travel to and from the location of your Ph.D. granting institution.
  2.  medical insurance (for medical and hospital services resulting from sickness and accident during your stay at UNU-WIDER).
  3. a monthly stipend of EUR 1,600 to cover living expenses in Helsinki during the period of their fellowship.
  4. The programme does not provide services or cover expenses related to dependents.

Required documents

  • C.V
  • A letter of reference provided by the applicant´s Ph.D. supervisor. The reference letter will also be used to certify that the candidate is enrolled in a Ph.D. programme at a university.

About organization

The United Nations University (UNU) is a global think tank and postgraduate teaching organization headquartered in Japan. The mission of the UN University is to contribute, through collaborative research and education, to efforts to resolve the pressing global problems of human survival, development, and welfare that are the concern of the United Nations, its Peoples, and the Member States. In carrying out this mission, the UN University works with leading universities and research institutes in the UN Member States, functioning as a bridge between the international academic community and the United Nations system.

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Eligibility

Nationality
Djibouti, Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Comoros, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania, Palestine, Sudan, Somalia, Syria, Tunisia, Yemen
Country of residence
Bahrain, Djibouti, Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Comoros, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania, Palestine, Sudan, Somalia, Syria, Tunisia, Yemen
Gender
Both gender
Interest
Social Sciences, Economics

Opportunity Information

Opportunity Targeting
Graduate Students, Young Professionals
Funding
Partial funding
Opportunity Coverage
Travel costs, Stipend/ Living allowance, Other
Opportunity will take place in
Finland
Required Documents
CV, others

Educational Conditions

Required Specialties
Business, Political Science and International Relations
Educational Level
Master
Required Languages
English
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