PhD fellowships at Department of Food and Resource Economics, Copenhagen University, Denmark

The University of Copenhagen  is currently inviting applications for a number of PhD scholarships. This 3 year PhD fellowship open to students hold master degree majoring in the field that related to thematic areas below. The winning students will receive a range of benefits including salary of minimum DKK 306,667. To apply, entries must be received by  1 February 2016.

Scholarship Description
The Department of Food and Resource Economics (IFRO) is offering a number of PhD scholarships primarily based on externally funded projects from 1 May 2016 or thereafter. IFRO carries out pure basic and applied social science research and have a number of educational and public-sector service responsibilities. In particular, IFRO performs research within the disciplines of economics, sociology and ethics, but we are characterized by a high involvement in interdisciplinary research at both international and national levels.

Award Value
The starting salary is currently at a minimum DKK 306,667 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 42,361). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

Level and Area of Studies
The relevant research areas for the PhD scholarships are expected to fall within the following thematic areas:

  • Environment and natural resources, which includes the economic regulation of environmental issues 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 economics, biodiversity conservation, and environmental ethics.
  • Production, markets and policy, which include production economics, applied micro economics, efficiency analysis, innovation, management science, organisation and ownership, policy design and analysis, business economics, agricultural and food economics and policy, trade negotiations and agreements, and the impact of international trade on food and natural resources.
  • Global development, which includes development economics and policy, political economy, governance problems, measuring the effectiveness of development assistance, the alleviation of poverty, living conditions, the impact of climate change and ways to adapt to it, natural resource management, and conflict resolution.
  • Consumption, bioethics and regulation, which includes food economics, food sociology and policy, law, consumer behavior and policy, nutritional policy studies and nutritional sociology, public health economics and policy in both the human and the animal fields. It also includes ethics and value aspects of food production, nutritional policy, animal husbandry, and the management of the environment and of natural resources.
  • The IFRO PhD fellowships are available to candidates with research projects relating to at least one of these areas.
  • Specifically, there will be two PhD scholarships available in relation to the ERC Grant: “State Formation Through the Local Production of Property and Citizenship.

Place of Study
The study will be taken in Denmark.

Eligibility and Criteria
Applicants should hold an MSc degree related to the thematic areas mentioned above with good results and good English skills. As criteria for the assessment of your qualifications emphasis will also be laid on previous publications (if any) and relevant work experience.

Applicants’ Nationality
There is no nationality restriction.

Application Instruction
All candidates are advised to visit the website and application link below and learn the detail instruction at the web-page.

Submission Deadline
1 February 2016.

Website and Application Link