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PhD Research Fellowship in European Foreign, Security and Defence Policy in Norway, 2017


Research Fellowship in Atmospheric Sciences is available at the Department of Geosciences, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Oslo. Norwegian applicants can apply for this fellowship.

University offers a number of general and subject-specific funding schemes. The aim of the fellowship is to attract the best and most motivated people to Norway.

The University of Oslo is the oldest, largest and most prestigious university in Norway, located in the Norwegian capital of Oslo. UiO attracts students and researchers from all over the world.

Applicants must have obtained undergraduate (BSc level or equivalent) and graduate (MSc level or equivalent) qualifications.

Course Level: Fellowship is available for pursuing Ph.D. research programme.

Study Subject: Fellowship is tenable in European foreign, security and defence policy.

Scholarship Award: 

  • Salary in pay grade 50-57 (NOK 430 500 – 483 700), depending on level of competence
  • Academically stimulating working environment
  • Vibrant, integrated and international research community
  • Good pension benefits under the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund scheme
  • Good welfare benefits

Scholarship can be taken in Norway


  • Applicants must hold a master’s degree in international relations, political science, European studies or an equivalent social science degree. The master’s thesis must have been submitted before the application deadline. A prerequisite for taking up the position is the successful completion of a master’s degree.
  • In their application letter, applicants should describe their qualifications, research experience and research interests, and are encouraged to submit up to two examples of their written work, e.g. master’s thesis or published articles.
  • Applicants must further submit a project proposal of up to 5 pages outlining the research topic, the specific problems to be studied, the choice of theory and method, and a timetable. It is presupposed that the candidate is able to complete the project within the set fellowship period. The applicant’s project proposal should contribute to enhance our understanding of the functioning of the CFSP/CSDP, or specific dimensions of the EU’s external policies, or the EU’s global role.
  • In assessing the candidates, particular emphasis will be placed on the quality and relevance of the project proposal, academic qualifications and on the quality of previous work.

Nationality: Norwegian applicants can apply for this fellowship.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Applicants must hold a master’s degree in international relations, political science, European studies or an equivalent social science degree.


How to Apply: The application must be submitted electronically and include

  • Application letter (max. 2 pages)
  • Project proposal (max. 5 pages)
  • CV (including education, any academic employment or other qualifying activity. The period of enrolment (admission – completion) in the master’s study programme must be specified)
  • Academic transcripts (university degrees only)
  • Copy of  Master’s degree diploma
  • Up to two publications (e.g. master’s thesis or published articles). Please note that there is no separate prompt for uploading such documents in the application portal. These must therefore be uploaded as separate “Attachments”
  • A complete list of publications
  • Names and contact details of two references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number).

The application and all supporting documents must be in either English or a Scandinavian language.

Online Application

Application Deadline: The application deadline is 11 September 2016.

Scholarship Link



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