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Doctoral and Postdoctoral Research Fellowships within “Environmental Humanities”, 2017

Three Doctoral or Postdoctoral Research Fellowships within the field of Environmental Humanities, connected to three ongoing research projects, are available at the Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages (IKOS), University of Oslo. Norwegian and foreign applicants can apply for these fellowships.

offers a number of general and subject-specific funding schemes. The aim of the fellowship is to attract the best and most motivated people to Norway.

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; Ph.D. research fellows and post-doctoral research fellows who are not native speakers of English, must document their proficiency in English.

Course Level: Fellowship are provided for pursuing doctoral and postdoctoral research programmeat University of Oslo.

Study Subject: Fellowship are availble in environmental humanities at the University of Oslo.

Scholarship Award: 

  • Doctoral position: salary level per year NOK 432 700 – 489 300, depending on level of expertise
  • Postdoctoral position: salary level per year NOK 486 100 – 567 100, depending on level of expertise
  • A professionally stimulating working environment
  • Attractive welfare benefits

Scholarship can be taken in Norway

Eligibility: 

  • For a Doctoral position, the candidate must have an MA degree or equivalent in one of the humanistic academic disciplines, for instance literary science, culture studies, history, anthropology, media science, linguistics, religious studies, Middle East studies, China studies, or other area studies.
  • For a Postdoctoral position, the candidate must have a PhD degree or equivalent in one of the humanistic academic disciplines, for instance literary science, culture studies, history, anthropology, media science, linguistics, religious studies, Middle East studies, China studies, or other area studies.

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

  • The project’s relevance for the field Environmental Humanities
  • The project’s relevance for the involved research groups
  • The project’s scientific merits and creative potential
  • The applicant’s academic and personal qualifications
  • The applicant’s ability to complete the project and research training
  • The applicant’s collaboration skills and willingness to join interdisciplinary academic communities

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

Short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview.

Nationality: Norwegian and foreign applicants can apply for these fellowships.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: 

  • For a Doctoral position, the candidate must have an MA degree or equivalent in one of the humanistic academic disciplines, for instance literary science, culture studies, history, anthropology, media science, linguistics, religious studies, Middle East studies, China studies, or other area studies.
  • For a Postdoctoral position, the candidate must have a PhD degree or equivalent in one of the humanistic academic disciplines, for instance literary science, culture studies, history, anthropology, media science, linguistics, religious studies, Middle East studies, China studies, or other area studies.

Test Requirement: No

English Language Requirements: A good command of English is required for all students attending the University of Oslo. International students; Ph.D. 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 Ph.D. 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.

Postdoctoral Fellowships

How to Apply: Applicants must submit the following attachments with the electronic application, preferably in pdf format:

  • letter of application
  • project description, including a detailed progress plan for the project
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • list of publications (if any)
  • grade transcripts from educational institutions attended. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their university’s grading system.

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.

Online Application

Application Deadline: The application deadline is February 28, 2017.

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