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International PhD Positions in Conservation Entrepreneurship, Netherlands

The Entrepreneurship and Innovation section at the Amsterdam Business School of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) is seeking talented PhD candidates for a position in Conservation Entrepreneurship.

The program aims to explore the intersection of conservation and entrepreneurship, investigating how entrepreneurial practices can contribute to biodiversity conservation. This interdisciplinary scholarship seeks candidates with a desire to engage in scholarly entrepreneurship and develop new methodological skills to address global challenges.

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The University of Amsterdam is a prestigious institution in the Netherlands with a rich academic history. Established in 1877, it offers a wide range of programs in various fields such as Economics, Law, Medicine, and more. The UvA is known for its strong research output and academic excellence, with faculties like Economics and Business, Law, and Medicine producing significant academic publications.

Application Deadline: 15 April 2024

Brief Description

  • University or Organization: University of Amsterdam (UvA)
  • Department: Entrepreneurship and Innovation section, Amsterdam Business School
  • Course Level: PhD
  • Award: Full-time employment for three or four years, leading to a PhD thesis
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Number of Awards: NA
  • Nationality: International and domestic students
  • The award can be taken in the Netherlands


  • Eligible Countries: Open to applicants from all countries
  • Acceptable Course or Subjects: Applicants can pursue a PhD in Conservation Entrepreneurship, involving interdisciplinary research at the nexus of business administration, economics, ecology, management, and psychology.
  • Admissible Criteria: Applicants must meet the following criteria:
    • Hold a Master’s degree in relevant fields (or expected to finish by September 2024)
    • Proficiency in English
    • Demonstrated commitment to interdisciplinary scholarship
    • Preference given to candidates with research master’s degrees or equivalent, and those with programming or statistical software skills.

How to Apply

To apply for the PhD scholarship in Conservation Entrepreneurship at the University of Amsterdam (UvA), please follow the instructions outlined below:

Application Procedure:

  1. Prepare Required Documents:
    • Curriculum vitae (CV): Include details of your academic background, research experience, publications (if any), and any relevant work experience.
    • Letter of motivation: Write a compelling letter explaining your interest in the PhD position, your relevant skills and qualifications, and how your research interests align with the goals of the program.
  2. Compile Documents into One PDF:
    • Merge your curriculum vitae and letter of motivation into a single PDF document for submission.
  3. Submit Application Online:
    • Visit the official application portal provided by the University of Amsterdam.
    • Complete the online application form with accurate personal and academic details.
    • Upload the PDF document containing your curriculum vitae and letter of motivation.
  4. Submit by Deadline:
    • Ensure that your application is submitted before the deadline of 15 April 2024.
    • Late or incomplete applications may not be considered for the scholarship.
  5. Await Shortlisting:
    • After the application deadline, shortlisted candidates will be contacted for further evaluation.
    • Shortlisted candidates may be invited for a job interview and asked to present their thesis or research agenda.
  6. Provide References (if requested):
    • If requested, provide two reference letters from academic or professional contacts who can attest to your qualifications and suitability for the program.
  7. Stay Informed:
    • Keep an eye on your email inbox for any updates or communication regarding your application status.
    • If you encounter any issues during the application process, reach out to the HR Department for assistance.

The University of Amsterdam values diversity and inclusivity, and encourages applicants from all backgrounds to apply. Even if you do not meet all the qualifications listed, if you meet the educational requirements, you are encouraged to submit your application.

For any further questions or inquiries about the application process, please feel free to contact: Joeri Sol ([email protected]), Assistant Professor T: +0205254847


The gross monthly salary will range between €2,770,- in the first year to  €3,539,- in the last year for full-time employment (38 hours per week), excluding holiday allowance (8%) and year-end bonus (8.3%).

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