Doctoral Research Fellowship in the Project Between Runes and Manuscripts, 2017

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A Doctoral Research Fellowship (SKO 1017) in the project Between runes and manuscripts (Bokstavar mellom runer og manuskript) is available at the Department of Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies (ILN), University of Oslo. Norwegian and foreign applicants can apply for this fellowship.

The main focus of Between runes and manuscripts is on Norway and inscriptions found there, but with a comparative view to the rest of Scandinavia and The British Isles. The PhD Fellow will contribute to a database of the inscriptions by collecting and registering inscriptions.

The University of Oslo, 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.

A good command of English is required for 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.

Course Level: Fellowship is provided for the doctoral research programme at the University of Oslo.

Study Subject: Fellowship is tenable in the project Between runes and manuscripts at the University of Oslo in Norway.

Number of Awards: Not Known

Scholarship Award: 

  • Salary 432 700-489 300 NOK, depending on qualifications.
  • A professionally stimulating working environment.
  • Attractive welfare benefits.

Scholarship can be taken in Norway

Eligibility: 

  • A Master’s Degree within the relevant fields (see above) or equivalent education. The Master’s Degree must have been obtained by the time of application.
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position.

In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on:

  • the project’s scientific merit, research-related relevance and innovation.
  • the applicant’s estimated academic and personal ability to complete the project within the time frame.
  • the applicant’s ability to complete research training.
  • good collaboration skills and an ability to join interdisciplinary academic communities.

Applicants who have recently graduated with excellent results may be given preference.

Nationality: Norwegian and foreign applicants can apply for this fellowship.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Applicants must have a Master’s Degree within the relevant fields (see above) or equivalent education. The Master’s Degree must have been obtained by the time of application.

Test Requirement: No

English Language Requirements: A good command of English is required for 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
  • Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) and Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) from the University of Cambridge
  • Applicants 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 on the IELTS (academic) test. The same applies to applicants for postdoctoral research fellow positions.

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How to Apply: The mode of applying is online. Applicants must submit the following attachments with the electronic application, preferably in pdf format:

  • Application letter describing the applicant’s qualifications and motivation for the position.
  • Curriculum Vitae (complete list of education, positions, teaching experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activities, including a complete list of publications).
  • Transcript of records of your Master’s degree. Applicants with education from a foreign university are advised to attach an explanation of their university’s grading system.
  • Project description, including a detailed progress plan for the project (3–5 pages, see Template for project descriptions).

Please note that all documents must be in English or a Scandinavian language.

Educational certificates, master theses and the like are not to be submitted with the application, but applicants may be asked to submit such information or works later.

Application Deadline: The application deadline is May 1, 2017.

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