Application invited for Visiting PhD Fellowship Programme

Application invited for Visiting PhD Fellowship Programme

Organization: United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER)

Apply By: 30 Sep 2019

About the Organization:

United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research provides economic analysis and policy advice with the aim of promoting sustainable and equitable development for all. The Institute began operations over 30 years ago as the first research centre of the United Nations University. 

About the Fellowship:

Visiting PhD Fellowship Programme 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 our researchers in areas of mutual interest.

Selection Criteria:

Applicants must be enrolled in a PhD programme and have shown 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 PhD.

Financial Assistance:

UNU-WIDER provides a travel grant to cover the costs of travel to and from the location of your PhD granting institution, medical insurance (for medical and hospital services resulting from sickness and accident during your stay at UNU-WIDER), and a monthly stipend of EUR 1,650 to cover living expenses in Helsinki during the period of their fellowship. The programme does not provide services or cover expenses related to dependents.

Application Procedure:

  • UNU-WIDER only receives online applications for the Visiting PhD Fellowship Programme twice each year.
  • Deadlines for submission of applications 30 September 23:59 UTC+3 each year
  • When applying in September, you would be visiting UNU-WIDER in the period of February-June of the following year
  • As part of your application, you will be asked to upload your curriculum vitae. Your PhD supervisor will need to provide UNU-WIDER with a letter of reference, which should be emailed (by your supervisor), to the following address: phdreference@wider.unu.edu.  The reference letter will also be used to certify that you are enrolled in a PhD programme at your university.

Contact: If you have questions about the programme please contact at the following email address: phdfellow@wider.unu.edu

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