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University of Copenhagen PhD Fellowship at Department of Food and Resource Economics 2022

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Ifeoma Chuks

University of Copenhagen Department of Food and Resource Economics (IFRO) is inviting applications for PhD scholarships to start up from 1 September 2022 or later.

When is the Application Deadline:

19th April 2022

Tell Me About University of Copenhagen PhD Fellowship at Department of Food and Resource Economics:

IFRO carries out pure basic and applied social science research and have a number of educational and public sector advisory service responsibilities within our thematic fields. We are characterized by a high involvement in interdisciplinary research at both international and national levels.

Which Fields are Eligible?

The relevant research areas for the PhD scholarships are within the following thematic areas covered by the four larger research groups at IFRO:

  • Environment and natural resources, which includes the economic regulation of environmental externalities and natural resource use, environmental valuation methods, energy economics, behavioural economics, environmental sociology and governance, conflict resolution, climate change policies, forest economics and management, fishery and aquaculture economics, biodiversity conservation, and environmental ethics
  • Production, markets and policy, which include production economics, applied micro-economics, efficiency analysis, innovation, management science, organization and ownership, policy design and analysis, business economics, agricultural and food economics, policy and regulation, trade negotiations and agreements, and the impact of international trade on food and natural resources
  • Consumption, bioethics and regulation, which includes food economics, food sociology and policy, law, consumer behaviour and policy, nutritional policy studies and nutritional sociology, public health economics and policy in both the human and the animal science fields. It also includes ethics and value aspects of food production, nutritional policy, animal husbandry, companion animals, veterinary practice, and the management of the environment and of natural resources
  • Global development, which includes inter-disciplinary research on economic, political, environmental, and institutional dynamics in developing societies. Research areas include issues of livelihoods, small-scale industry, trade, and labour; of climate change mitigation and adaptation; of forest and natural resource management; of resource conflicts and governance; of state formation, and law.

What Type of Scholarship is this?

PhD

Who can apply for University of Copenhagen PhD Fellowship at Department of Food and Resource Economics?

Applicants should hold an MSc degree related to the thematic areas mentioned above with good results and good English language skills. As criteria for the assessment of your qualifications, emphasis will also be laid on previous publications (if any), relevant work experience and the potentials of the applicant’s proposed non-binding research project. 

Applicants are encouraged to submit a brief non-binding research proposal to illustrate general interest and ability to formulate a research idea. The final research topic for the applicants hired are decided upon in dialogue. The Department may propose topics relevant for the applicants’ profile, which are better fits to ongoing activities and/or hold greater potential.

How are Applicants Selected?

  • Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD project
  • Relevant publications
  • Relevant work experience
  • Other relevant professional activities
  • Curious mind-set with a strong interest in the thematic areas mentioned above
  • Good English language skills

Which Countries are Eligible?

International

Where will Award be Taken?

Denmark

How Many Scholarships will be Given?

Not specified

What is the Benefit of University of Copenhagen PhD Fellowship at Department of Food and Resource Economics?

Responsibilities and tasks in both PhD programmes

  • Complete and pass the MSc education in accordance with the curriculum of the MSc programme

 (ONLY when you are attending the integrated MSc and PhD programme)

  • Carry through an independent research project under supervision
  • Complete PhD courses corresponding to approx. 30 ECTS / ½ FTE
  • Participate in active research environments, including a stay at another research institution, preferably abroad
  • Teaching and knowledge dissemination activities
  • Write scientific papers aimed at high-impact journals
  • Write and defend a PhD thesis on the basis of your project

How Long will the Program Last?

Depending of your level of education, you can undertake the PhD programme as either:

Option A: A three year full-time study within the framework of the regular PhD programme (5+3 scheme), if you already have an education equivalent to a relevant Danish master’s degree.

Option B: An up to five year full-time study programme within the framework of the integrated MSc and PhD programme (the 3+5 scheme), if you do not have an education equivalent to a relevant Danish master´s degree – but you have an education equivalent to a Danish bachelors´s degree.

How to Apply for University of Copenhagen PhD Fellowship at Department of Food and Resource Economics:

Your application including all attachments must be in English and submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Please include

  1. Motivated letter of application (max. one page)
  2. Curriculum vitae including information about your education, experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position
  3. Original diplomas for Bachelor of Science or Master of Science and transcript of records in the original language, including an authorized English translation if issued in another language than English or Danish. If not completed, a certified/signed copy of a recent transcript of records or a written statement from the institution or supervisor is accepted.
  4. Publication list (if possible)
  5. Reference letters (if available)

Applicants are encouraged to submit a brief non-binding research proposal to illustrate general interest and ability to formulate a research idea. The final research topic for the applicants hired are decided upon in dialogue. The Department may propose topics relevant for the applicants’ profile, which are better fits to ongoing activities and/or hold greater potential.

Application deadline:
The deadline for applications is 19th April 2022, 23:59 GMT +2.

We reserve the right not to consider material received after the deadline, and not to consider applications that do not live up to the abovementioned requirements.

The further process
After deadline, a number of applicants will be selected for academic assessment by an unbiased expert assessor. You are notified, whether you will be passed for assessment.

The assessor will assess the qualifications and experience of the shortlisted applicants with respect to the above mentioned research area, techniques, skills and other requirements. The assessor will conclude whether each applicant is qualified and, if so, for which of the two models. The assessed applicants will have the opportunity to comment on their assessment. You can read about the recruitment process at https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.

Invitations for interviews are expected to be send out to a selected part of the qualified applicants for these to be held  starting late June-July 2022.

It is important to go through all application requirements before applying.

Goodluck!

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