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2019 PhD Scholarship in Privacy Data Practices at University of Copenhagen in Denmark

The Department of Information Studies, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, invites applications for a 3-year fully funded PhD scholarship in privacy data practices. The candidate is expected to begin on January 1, 2019, or as soon as possible thereafter.
The successful candidate will become a member of the research project ”’Don’t Take it Personal’- Privacy and information in an algorithmic age”, funded by Independent Research Fund Denmark.

Applicants must have excellent language skills in English and have excellent communications skills.

Scholarship Description: 

  • Applications Deadline: 24 September 2018
  • Course Level: The University of Copenhagen Fellowship is available to pursue the PhD programme.
  • Study Subject: The positions are available as a 3 year PhD fellowship in the field of Pharmacovigilance.
  • Scholarship Award: Salary and other terms and conditions of appointment are set in accordance with the Agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations) or other relevant professional organizations. Depending on seniority, the monthly salary begins around DKK 26,754 (approx. 3,588 EUR) (taxable) plus pension. The position is covered by the Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities (2013).
  • Nationality: International students are eligible to apply for this University of Copenhagen scholarship.
  • Number of Scholarships: One fellowship is available at the University of Copenhagen.
  • Scholarship can be taken in Denmark

Eligibility for the Scholarship: 

Eligible Countries: International students are eligible to apply for this scholarship.

Entrance Requirements: Applicants are expected to have a strong educational background within one or more of the disciplines relevant to the ”Don’t Take it Personal” project – incl. humanities, social sciences, technical science, and law. The successful candidate will be part of a dynamic research team that spans several disciplines, and the candidate must thrive in such an interdisciplinary environment. It is expected that the successful candidate takes part in the research team’s activities and contribute the development of the overall research project.

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Please note that applications which do not adhere to the formal requirements (read more in the two sections ‘Admission requirements’ and ‘Application requirements’ below) will not be taken into consideration for the PhD scholarship.
Admission requirements
  • Applicants need to hold a two-year Master’s degree (120 ECTS) or the equivalent. Applicants must have submitted their thesis at the time of application, to the extent the thesis forms part of their Master program. In case you have not obtained your diploma by the application deadline, you must include a statement (pre-approval) from your university declaring that you have been awarded the master degree.
  • Applicants with a non-Danish Master’s degree will have their degree assessed by the Ministry of Higher Education and Science in order to establish if the Master’s degree is equivalent to a Danish Master’s degree.
  • Excellent communication skills in English is essential and applicants must speak and write academic English fluently. The PhD Administration may ask applicants to document their proficiency in English at any time during the recruitment process if considered necessary.

English Language Requirements: Applicants must have good English skills.

Application Procedure:

How to Apply:  Please include the following in your application package:

A: Cover letter
Please outline the reason for applying for this position and describe how your experiences and skills match the requirements for this position, and how you may contribute to the ”’Don’t Take it Personal’- Privacy and information in an algorithmic age” research project.
CV including a list of publications, if you have any.
C: Project description
Please include a detailed description of your proposed PhD project. Make sure to situate your proposed PhD project both within the ”Don’t Take it Personal” project’s overall research question and within one or more of the following work packages II (Privacy), III (Users), IV (Platform providers).
D: Diploma and transcript of records 
The following documentation must be submitted:
• A copy of the applicant’s Master’s degree diploma (if not available before the application deadline, a pre-approval must be submitted)
• A copy of the applicant’s Master’s degree transcript of records (an official description of the grading scale must be included)
• A copy of the applicant’s Bachelor’s degree diploma
• A copy of the applicant’s Bachelor’s degree transcript of records (an official description of the grading scale must be included)
If the MA diploma and/or examination records are in another language than English, Danish, Norwegian or Swedish, please include a translation into either of these languages in your application.
The translation of diplomas/certificates and transcripts must be made or approved by either of the following:
• A state-authorized translator and interpreter
• The embassy or consulate of the country where the original document was issued or where the translation was made
• A Danish consulate/embassy
The PhD administration encourages applicants from within the EU to enclose a Diploma Supplement. The Diploma Supplement is part of a common European framework for the transparency of competencies and qualifications – the Europass framework

Online Application

Scholarship Link