Deadline : 22 March,  2019.

UNU-CRIS is pleased to announce that Ghent University, one of its strategic partners, has launched this year’s call for two PhD Scholarships for research at UNU-CRIS.
The scholarships are initially awarded for 2 years. After an intermediate evaluation, a second term of maximum 2 years can be granted. The aim is to obtain a doctoral degree within a time span of 4 years. Please note, these scholarships are very competitive and only people who have outstanding proposals and excellent study results will be considered.
UNU-CRIS welcomes in particular proposals that fit one of its , but other proposals that relate to the UN and its goals may also be considered.
UNU-CRIS will assist those candidates with a realistic chance of obtaining a scholarship in contacting potential PhD supervisors at Ghent University and in discussing suggestions for research proposals. To be considered for such assistance, please submit an expression of interest.
Start date
1 October 2019
The amount of the scholarship is approximately € 2.150 per month, depending on the family status of the scholar. Based on the advice of the Research Council, a bench fee of € 7.44.0 (€ 310/month) will be awarded to the supervisor per term of 2 years.
Eligibility requirements
  • By the start of the fellowship, candidates must hold a master’s degree from a university in one of the countries of the European Economic Area or Switzerland.
  • The master’s degree must have been obtained not earlier than 3 years before the closing date of the call.
  • Only for candidates with excellent study results visible in their academic transcripts.
  • Only for candidates with an excellent command of the English language demonstrated through a writing sample.
  • No restrictions on nationality or age.
Expressions of Interest
Expressions of interest should be sent by Friday 22 March 2019. Please submit:
  1. CV
  2. Motivation letter (1 side of A4) this must include; your research interests, academic track record and competences and how these fit with the proposed research project.
  3. A research proposal which includes; title of the research proposal, background and aims, research question(s), methodology and timing (max. 4 sides of A4, including references)
  4. University transcripts
  5. A writing sample: the applicant’s master’s thesis or another academic paper.
Deadline for submission of interest is 22 March,  2019
Deadline for Applicant is 2 May,  2019.
For more information and to apply, click here. 
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