The 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.

Visiting PhD fellows typically spend three consecutive months at UNU-WIDER before returning to their home institution. During their time in Helsinki, fellows 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.

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Applicants must be enrolled in a PhD 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 to researchers at later stages of their PhD.

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 1,850 to cover living expenses in Helsinki during the period of their fellowship. The programme does not provide services or cover expenses related to dependents. Note that the monthly stipend mentioned below only applies to the period of stay in Helsinki, not online.

The Visiting PhD Fellowship Programme is highly competitive and only a limited number of fellows can be accepted. In recent years, one per cent of all applications have been successful.

When applying in September, you would be visiting UNU-WIDER for three months in the period of March-June of the following year and when applying in March, you would be visiting UNU-WIDER for three months from September-November of the same year.

Benefits

  • A monthly stipend of EUR 1,850 to cover living expenses in Helsinki during the period of their fellowship. the monthly stipend only applies to the period of stay in Helsinki, not online.
  • UNU-WIDER provides a travel grant to cover the costs of travel to and from the location of your PhD granting institution, and medical insurance (for medical and hospital services resulting from sickness and accident during your stay at UNU-WIDER).

Eligibilities

  • Applicants must be enrolled in a PhD 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 to researchers at later stages of their PhD.
Eligible Regions: Open to all

Application Process

  • When the application period is active, a link to the applications will be available on their opportunities page. Please note that the link to the online application form will only become active one month prior to the submission deadline (e.g., application procedures start on 1 March and 1 September of each year).
  • 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.
  • If you are interested in participating in this programme you should complete and submit the application form.
  • 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: [email protected]
  • The reference letter will also be used to certify that you are enrolled in a PhD programme at your university.

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Application Deadline: September 30, 2022 (5 Days Remaining)

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