United Nations University (UNU-WIDER) Visiting PhD Fellowship Programme 2019 for Doctoral Students (Fully Funded to Helsinki, Finland)

Mwisho wa Maombi: Machi 31st 2019

The UNU-WIDER 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 Kazi za Karatasi za Kazi.

Vigezo vya Uchaguzi

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.

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

msaada wa kifedha

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 1,600 to cover living expenses in Helsinki during the period of their fellowship.

The programme does not provide services or cover expenses related to dependents.

Utaratibu wa maombi

UNU-WIDER only receives maombi ya mtandaoni for the Visiting PhD Fellowship Programme twice each year. Deadlines for submission of applications are 31 Machi na 30 Septemba 23: 59 UTC + 3 kila mwaka. When applying in September, you would be visiting UNU-WIDER in the period of February-June of the following year and when applying in March, you would be visiting UNU-WIDER in the period of August-November of the same year.

Tafadhali kumbuka kwamba kiungo kwa online fomu ya maombi will only become active one month prior to the submission deadline (e.g., application procedures start on 1 Machi na 1 Septemba ya kila mwaka).

Selected applicants will be informed by email of the uamuzi wa mwisho ndani ya wiki nne 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: phdreference@wider.unu.edu. Barua ya kumbukumbu pia itatumika kuthibitisha kwamba umejiunga na programu ya PhD katika chuo kikuu chako.

Please note we do not receive applications by email or post.


If you have questions about the programme please first check our maswali na majibu ukurasa. If you still require assistance please contact us at the following email address: phdfellow@wider.unu.edu

Please note that replies may take up to five working days.

Kwa Taarifa Zaidi:

Tembelea Tovuti ya Rasmi ya UNU-WIDER ya Kutembelea PhD Fellowship 2019


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