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Are you a doctoral student in the developing economies or social science field interested in getting resources to support your PHD thesis research? Then you should apply for the UNU WIDER  Fellowship Programme

The programme gives registered doctoral students the opportunity to utilize the resources and knowledge available within UNU-WIDER to support their PhD dissertation or thesis research on developing economies and to work with our researchers in areas of mutual interest.

Application Deadline: April 30th, 2021

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Benefits

Successful applicants get:

  • Access to research resources
  • A distance mentor engagement with other PhD fellows and UNU-WIDER researchers
  • Participation in the WIDER Development conference taking place in September 2021
  • Selected candidates will engage with other PhD fellows and UNU-WIDER researchers to develop their research. 
  • The PhD fellows may also have the opportunity to publish their research in the WIDER Working Paper Series.

Eligibility

The opportunity is open to :

  • Researchers at later stages of their PhD

Requirements/Specifications/Terms and Conditions

  • Applicants must be enrolled in a PhD programme and have shown ability to conduct research on developing economies. 
  • Candidates working in other social sciences may apply but should keep in mind that UNU-WIDER is an economics focused institute. 
  • Candidates should be fluent in oral and written English and possess good quantitative and/or qualitative analytical skills. 
  • Applications from suitably qualified early-career, female, and developing country researchers are particularly encouraged.

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Application Instructions

Interested applicants should submit their application online here.

As part of your application, you will be asked to upload your curriculum vitae. 

Your PhD supervisor will need to provide UNU-WIDER with a letter of reference, which should be emailed (by your supervisor) to the following address: phdreference@wider.uniu.edu. The reference letter will also be used to certify that you are enrolled in a PhD programme at your university.

About The United Nations University (UNU WIDER) Fellowship

The programme gives registered doctoral students the opportunity to utilize the resources and knowledge available within UNU-WIDER to support their PhD dissertation or thesis research on developing economies and to work with our researchers in areas of mutual interest.

Key Dates and Order of Program

  • The deadline for submission of applications is 30 April 2021, 23:59 UTC+3.
  • Those accepted for the online visiting PhD fellowship will take place over three consecutive months, September-November 2021.
  • Selected applicants will be informed by email of the final decision within four weeks of the closing deadline. 
  • The selected applicants must confirm their decision to take up UNU-WIDER’S offer within two weeks of being contacted.

The UNU-WIDER Visiting PhD Fellowship Programme will be delivered online.

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