Doctoral Research Fellowships within Internet Governance, Norway

The Faculty of Law of the University of Oslo is pleased to offer a doctoral research fellowship program. Both domestic and overseas students are invited to apply. They will be undertaking doctoral research in the field of Internet Governance. The winning fellows will receive a range of interesting benefits including salary. To apply, entries must be received by 15 August 2016.

Scholarship Description
Two positions as doctoral research fellows in the field of Internet Governance are available at the Faculty of Law, Department of Private Law. The project is funded by the Norwegian Research Council and UNINETT Norid AS. The period for each fellowship may be extended up to four (4) years, with teaching. The aim of the fellowship is to attract the best and most motivated people to Norway.

Award Value
Two fellows will be chosen to receive the benefits as follow:

  • Salary based on salary level 50 to 57 (NOK 430 500 to 483 700 – gross per year)
  • An inspiring, friendly and inclusive working environment
  • Favourable pension arrangement
  • Attractive welfare arrangements

Level and Area of Studies
Doctoral research in the field of Internet Governance.

Place of Study
At the University of Oslo, Norway

Eligibility and Criteria

  • Applicants must hold a Norwegian master degree in law or its equivalent. Other education at the same level may be accepted, based on an assessment in each case, if the education ishighly relevant to the subject matter and remit of the SIGNAL project. Admission to the PhD programme requires the candidate to have excellent grades.
  • As the project leader will define more precisely the research agendas of the doctoral research fellows, applicants do not need to submit an extensive project proposal. However, applicants are requested to submit a short proposal (maximum 5 pages) sketching how they would tackle the prongs of the research project as outlined above, in light of the methodological challenges they envisage the research will present.
  • In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on the applicants’ assume academic and personal ability to complete their parts of the project within the given time frame, taking particular account of the interdisciplinary and inter-jurisdictional requirements of the SIGNAL project.

Applicants’ Nationality
There is no nationality restriction.

Application Instruction
Application should be made through the online system at the website and application link below.

Submission Deadline
15 August 2016.

Website and Application Link