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Anthropology Studies-PhD Scholarships

Friday, December 17, 2010

PhD scholarships at the Copenhagen Graduate School of Social Sciences, University of Copenhagen. Employment is to begin on 1 February 2011.

Job Description: The PhD programme provides PhD students with strong research training which opens up a window of opportunity to a variety of careers within the private and public sectors. The programme includes the drafting of a PhD thesis, active participation in research networks, PhD courses, teaching and other forms of knowledge dissemination. The PhD programme can be undertaken as a three year full-time study within the framework of the 5+3 study programme or as a four year full time study within the framework of the 4+4 study programme.

Applications
* The Faculty welcomes applications from all suitably qualified people regardless of age, gender, race, religion, ethnic background and citizenship.
* In order to be awarded a PhD scholarship the applicant has to enroll as a PhD student at The Faculty of Social Sciences, cf. the rules of the Danish Ministerial Order No. 18 of 14 January 2008.
* An assessment committee will evaluate the applications. The applicants will be notified of the composition of the committee. When the assessment committee has finished the evaluation each applicant will receive the evaluation of his/her application.
PhD scholarships offered for the 5+3 and the 4+4 PhD study programmes

The 5+3 PhD study programme
In order to be eligible for a scholarship in the 5+3 PhD study programme the applicant must have completed a master´s degree before starting his or her employment. Applicants should check the specific study programs for more detailed descriptions of the entry requirements. PhD students are paid salary according to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The PhD student has a work obligation of up to 840 hours over the 3 year period of time without additional pay. The work obligation can include for instance teaching.

The 4+4 PhD study programme
Students who have completed a BSc and 60 ECTS of a master´s degree programme can enrol as PhD students simultaneously with their enrolment in the master´s degree programme. Applicants should check the specific study programs for more detailed descriptions of the entry requirements. Until a master´s degree is obtained the grant is paid partly in the form of up to 48 state education grant portions (in Danish: SU-klip), more specifically two grant portions per month, partly as salary for work (teaching, presentations etc.) which totals a workload of at least 280 hours. Payment and conditions of employment are in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). When the student has completed the master´s degree he or she is transferred to a salary-earning PhD scholarship.

More information is available on: http://samf.ku.dk/phd-skolen/english/applicants/duration/ (in English) or http://samf.ku.dk/phd-skolen/bliv_phd/indgange_til_ph.d_uddannelse/ (in Danish)

Applications
The application form is available on the Graduate School´s website:
http://samf.ku.dk/phd-skolen/english/legal/application/applications_advertisement/ (in English) and
http://samf.ku.dk/phd-skolen/retsgrundlag/ansoegning/ansoegning_opslag/ (in Danish)

On this page you will also find a time schedule for applicants for your information. Under “Legal basis” on the website you will find information about the rules and guidelines for the PhD programme, and the Danish Ministerial Order on the PhD programme at the Universities.

The application form contains information about the required enclosures. Four hard copies of the application must be submitted to the below address. Master´s theses need only be submitted in three copies. Please note that enclosures in the form of photocopies/paper copies are not returned to the applicants. Only hard back copies of theses are returned. Applications must be forwarded to:

University of Copenhagen
Faculty of Social Sciences – Faculty Secretariat
Centre for Health and Society
Øster Farimagsgade 5
1353 Copenhagen K
Denmark

and must reach the Faculty Secretariat no later than 1 November 2010 at 12:00. Applications should be addressed to a specific department and the relevant reference number should be written on the application:

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