PhD Scholarships on the Role of Universities in Innovation and Regional Development, 2017

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The Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business and Management offers two positions as PhD students within the economics of innovation and regional development. These PhD positions are a part of RUNIN, a Marie Sklodowska-Curie European Training Network for Early-Stage Researchers in the field of science and innovation studies

The programme aims to promote cross-border mobility, it is a requirement that the candidates have not resided or carried out their main activity in Denmark for more than 12 months of the 3 years before the recruitment date.

Aalborg University is a Danish university located mainly in Aalborg, Denmark with campuses in Aalborg, Esbjerg and Copenhagen. Aalborg University (AAU) was established in 1974 under Aalborg University Center (AUC) but changed its name to Aalborg University in 1994.

Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing PhD programme at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business and Management.

Study Subject: The positions are related to the IKE research group at the Department of Business and Management, Aalborg University, Denmark. The focus of the research group is to innovation, knowledge and economic dynamics at different levels of aggregation: the firm level, the industry level, the macro level, and different geographic levels of aggregation.

Scholarship Award: Appointment and salary in accordance with the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities No 242 of 13 March 2012 and The Ministry of Higher Education and Science Circular concerning the job structure for academic staff at universities of 19 August 2015. Salary will be in accordance with the agreements in force of minimum DKK 336.400 (including social security and pension contribution) per year.

Scholarship can be taken in Denmark

Eligibility:

  • The PhD scholarships have a duration of three years. Applicants to the PhD scholarships must hold a degree equivalent to a Danish Master’s degree. Applicants enrolled at a Danish Master programme who expect to graduate before the date of appointment must forward a copy of their thesis contract and documentation for the date of their final exam.
  • A condition for eligibility to the PhD scholarship is that the candidates have not resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Denmark for more than 12 months of the 3 years immediately before the recruitment date. Furthermore, candidates must be in the first four years of their research careers and cannot hold a doctoral degree.
  • The completion of the scholarships will be in accordance with the Ministerial Order on the PhD Programme at the Universities No 1039 of 27 August 2013 (only available in Danish), and it is a prerequisite for allocation of a scholarship that enrolment as a PhD student at the Doctoral School of Social Sciences takes place. According to the Ministerial Order, the progress of the PhD student shall be assessed regularly. It is a prerequisite for continuation of salary payment that the previous progress is approved at the time of evaluation.
  • The PhD scholarships will be allocated to individuals who hold a relevant Master degree in Social Sciences.
  • Applicants are expected to have strong analytical abilities and exhibit high degrees of independence and maturity in their research work. Furthermore, a good proficiency in English is required in order to participate in the RUNIN project and to publish and present research results at international academic journals and conferences and to prepare the PhD thesis in English.

Nationality: International students can apply for these PhD Scholarships.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Applicants to the PhD scholarships must hold a degree equivalent to a Danish Master’s degree.

English Language Requirement: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

Denmark Scholarships

How to Apply: The complete application including attachments shall be sent electronically by selecting the “apply online” function. Applications for enrolment and allocation of scholarship must include the following

  • Letter of motivation.
  • Project proposal (approx. 5 pages) containing the research project title, an outline of the course of study and a description of the overall problem areas.
  • Curriculum vitae.
  • Diplomas confirming academic degrees (Master degree), including academic transcripts.
  • A copy of the applicant’s Master’s degree thesis and published articles (if any).
  • Foreign applicants must forward verify IELTS test (International English Language Testing System). Exempted are applicants with at Master Degree from Denmark, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Australia and Canada
  • Co-author statement. If publications that have been written in cooperation with others are submitted, a declaration from each of the authors must be enclosed. The declaration must state the extent of the applicant’s contribution to the total work and be signed by the authors.
  • Application for credit transfer if relevant.

Application Form

Application Deadline: The deadline for application is December 6, 2016.

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