Research Fellowship in Paleontology at University of Oslo in Norway,
and applications are submitted till January 31, 2016. University
of Oslo Scholarships are made available for the most outstanding
international applicants. Applicants
of all nationalities are eligible to apply for this scholarship.
Scholarship is awarded to undertake PhD program by the university. The
aims of the project are to revise the ammonoid taxonomy and
biozonation and to improve our understanding of the paleobiogeography
and paleoenvironment of the High Boreal Triassic. Full details:
School(Institutions/ Hosting Countries): University of Oslo | Norway
Level: PhD studies or research.
Deadline: January 31, 2016.
Funded By: University of Oslo
Beneficiaries(Target Groups): PhD Research Fellowship in Paleontology is targeted for Norwegian and foreign applicants .
‣ Award No: not specified
‣ Scholarship Duration: The fellowship is for a period of up to 4 years,
‣ Scholarship covers: Pay grade (stipendiat SKO 1017): 50 – 57 (NOK 430 500 – 483 700 per year). The fellowship is for a period of up to 4 years, with 25 % compulsory work. Starting date no later than 1. August 2016.
‣ University of Oslo Scholarships are made available for the most outstanding international applicants.
‣ Applicants of all nationalities are eligible to apply for this scholarship. Scholarship is awarded to undertake PhD program by the university.
‣ The aims of the project ( PhD Research Fellowship in Paleontology ) are to revise the ammonoid taxonomy and biozonation and to improve our understanding of the paleobiogeography and paleoenvironment of the High Boreal Triassic.
‣ The University of Oslo, until 1939 named the Royal Frederick University, 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. As of 2012, 13 percent of the student population is from foreign countries. 17.5 percent of the academic staff and 26 percent of the PhD candidates are from abroad.
applicants must be classed as international students for fee
applicants must already hold an offer of a place on a fulltime PhD or
Research programme at the University of Oslo.
students should have:
must hold a Master’s degree or equivalent in geology or biology,
with specialization in invertebrate paleontology.
ability for field work in the Arctic is required. Previous experience
with some or all of the following subjects is desired: The Triassic
system, ammonoids, Arctic geology, taxonomic description and
seeks a highly motivated, hardworking and creative student who is
able to think and work independently, but who is also able to work
well as part of a team. The candidate has to have good communication
skills and will collaborate with researchers across disciplines.
purpose of the fellowship is research training leading to the
successful completion of a PhD degree.
fellowship requires admission to the PhD programme at the Faculty of
Mathematics and Natural Sciences.
Eligility Requirement for PhD Research Fellowship in Paleontology
Requirement: To be eligible for admission to a PhD programme at
the University of Oslo, you must have a relevant five-year Master’s
degree with a good grade, or equivalent qualifications approved by
the faculty. The faculties may impose additional qualification
Requirement: Not Required
Language Requirements: A
good command of English is required of all students attending the
University of Oslo. International students; PhD research fellows
and post doctoral research fellows who are not native speakers
of English, must document their proficiency in English by taking one
of the following internationally recognised tests
‣ TOEFL –
Test of English as a Foreign Language
‣ IELTS –
International English Language Testing Service
in Advanced English (CAE) and Certificate of Proficiency in English
(CPE) from the University of Cambridge
to the programme for the PhD degree in Science must obtain a minimum
score of 550 (paper-based) or 213 (computer-based) or 80
(internet-based) on the TOEFL test, or a minimum score of 6.5 from
the IELTS (academic) test. The same applies to applicants for
post doctoral research fellow positions.
Scholarship Application Method
‣ Applications are submitted via online Application Form
are due on
January 31, 2016.
application must include: Application letter, CV (summarizing
education, positions and academic work – scientific publications),
Copies of educational certificates, transcript of records and letters
of recommendation, List of publications and academic work that the
applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee and
Names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to
candidate, e-mail and telephone number)
applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s
grading system. Please remember that all documents
should be in English or a Scandinavian language.
accordance with the University of Oslo’s equal opportunities
policy, we invite applications from all interested individuals
regardless of gender or ethnicity.
and guidelines can be download from the official website
It is important to
read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link
found below) for detailed information on how to apply
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