Visiting PhD Fellowship: UNU-WIDER 2319 views

United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) offers Visiting PhD Fellowship (formerly known as PhD Internship Programme). The programme gives registered PhD students an opportunity to utilize the resources and facilities at UNU-WIDER for their PhD dissertation or thesis research, and to work with UNU-WIDER researchers in areas of mutual interest.

Duration: 3 months
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.
  • Applicant must possess fluency in oral and written English and have good quantitative and/or qualitative analytical skills.
  • Applicants who are living or working in developing countries and who are at later stages of the PhD will be preferred.
Financial assistance:
  • travel grant
  • medical insurance
  • monthly stipend of EUR 1,600 to cover living expenses in Helsinki
  • The programme does not cover expenses related to dependents.
Application procedure:
  • Applications to be submitted online.
  • Applications for the PhD Internship Programme twice each year.
  • Deadlines for submission of applications are 31 March and 30 September 23:59 UTC+3 each year.
  • When applying in September, you would be visiting in the period February-June of the following year and when applying in March, you would be visiting in the period August-November of the same year.
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United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER)

Fellowship Level Doctoral
Country Finland
Subject areas Economics
Fellowship amount EUR 1,600/month
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline 31 March and 30 September (annually)


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