PhD Research Fellowship in Political Science is offered at University of Oslo, Norway. Full details:
School(Institutions/ Country):University of Oslo | Norway
Level: PhD Research
Field(s): Political Science
Deadline: 1 September 2013
Funded By: University of Oslo
Beneficiaries(Target Groups): PhD Research Fellowship is open for applicants with a Master’s degree or an equivalent qualification in Political Science.
‣ Award No: Not Specified
‣ Scholarship Duration: 3 years
‣ Scholarship covers: fellowship of NOK 421 100 – 449 900
‣ The PhD Research Fellowship project will be linked to the Centre of Excellence PluriCourts.
‣ The primary research objective of PluriCourts is to analyse and assess the legitimate current and future roles of the international courts and tribunals in the international and domestic order. For more information about PluriCourts, see: http://www.pluricourts.net/
‣ PluriCourts is a Centre of Excellence based at the Faculty of Law, University of Oslo.
‣ The research fellow is expected to contribute to the Centre’s research and academic activities and to share her/his time between the Department of Political Science and PluriCourts.
‣ The research fellowship will be part of the Faculty of Social Sciences’ PhD programme, and the work performed will be expected to lead to a PhD in political science.
‣ The appointment is either for a period of three years (with no teaching requirement), or for a period of four years with a 25 per cent teaching requirement. In the Department of Political Science teaching is organized into five sections: public policy and administration, comparative politics, political theory, international politics, and research methods.
‣ To be appointed to PhD Research Fellowship position, the successful candidate must have a Master’s degree (preferably 120 ECTS credits) or an equivalent qualification in Political Science.
‣ In evaluating the applications, academic qualifications together with the project description will be given more weight than other disciplinary and general qualifications.
‣ Personal suitability will also be an important factor. Short-listed applicants will be called for interview.
‣ Applicants must submit a project description of up to five pages outlining the research topic, the specific problems to be studied, the choice of scientific theory and method, and a realistic schedule for the study.
‣ It is a prerequisite that the candidate is able to complete the project within the set fellowship period.
Scholarship Application Method
The electronic application must include:
‣ Application letter
‣ A project description which shows how the project will contribute to PluriCourts’ research plan. The proposal should include research question(s), choice of theoretical framework, research design, sources and methods.
‣ Copy of Master’s dissertation
‣ Copies of transcripts
‣ List of publications and academic work that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee (Questions regarding the electronic application form should be addressed to HR consultant Berit Trondsen, tel. 22855218)
Ass. Head of Department Jostein Askim
Telephone: +47 22855169
For questions regarding PluriCourts Centre of Excellence: Professor Andreas Føllesdal, Director of PluriCourts Centre of Excellence
Telephone: +47 22842036/+47 22842001
Head of Department Dag Harald Claes
Telephone: +47 22857857
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Scholarship Tags: 2013, 2014, PhD, Research, Fellowship, Political, Science, Oslo