2013 Research Fellowships in Economics at University of Oslo in Norway

Department of Economics offers Research Fellowships in Economics at University of Oslo in Norway 2013

Study Subject(s): Study subject is economics.
Course Level: This scholarship is available for pursuing PhD degree level.
Scholarship Provider: University of Oslo (UiO)
Scholarship can be taken at: Norway

Eligibility: A Master’s degree, the degree of cand. oecon, a Norwegian hovedfag or an equivalent qualification in economics is required. Candidates completing their master’s degrees (or equivalent) in the spring semester 2013 before August 1, 2013, may apply. For candidates with education from an institution outside the European economic area/the European Union or Switzerland a recent score from the general GRE test is required as part of the documentation of qualifications.

Scholarship Open for International Students: The students of Norway can apply for this scholarship.

 Scholarship Description: The appointments are for a period of 3-4 years, depending on the teaching load. Research Fellows are expected to participate in the Faculty´s doctoral programme, with the aim of completing a doctoral degree within the appointment period.  3 positions are related to ESOP (Centre for the study of Equality, Social Organization, and Performance). Candidates for these positions should have a research interest in areas such as comparative welfare state arrangements, macroeconomics, international economics, mechanisms of social mobility, studies of institutional arrangements, forms of redistribution and labor organization. 2 positions are associated with Oslo Fiscal Studies (OFS), a centre based on cooperation among the Department of Economics at the University of Oslo, Statistics Norway, and the Ragnar Frisch Centre for Economic Research. The overall objective of OFS is to expand the volume and enhance the quality of research and teaching in public economics.  1 position is not linked to specific topics or research projects, and the student can choose his/her own projects freely.

 Number of awards offered: 6 research fellowship are available at the Department of Economics.

Duration of award(s): The appointments are for a period of 3-4 years, depending on the teaching load.

What does it cover?
-Pay grade 50-56 (NOK 416 600 – 460 400 per annum) for Research Fellowships (“Stipendiat SKO 1017”)
-Academically stimulating working environment
-Good pension benefits under the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund scheme
-Good welfare benefits (e.g. maternity leave)
-Students will be provided with their own office space and will have access to all the facilities of the department.

Selection Criteria:  When evaluating the application, emphasis will be given to the applicant’s academic and personal prerequisites to carry out the project and to the project description.

How to Apply: The mode of applying is by post.

Scholarship Application Deadline: Do submit your application till March 1, 2013.

Further Scholarship Information and Application

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