UN Visiting PhD Fellowship Programme

The United Nations University (UNU-WIDER) UN Visiting PhD Fellowship Programme is inviting doctoral students around the world to apply for a funded opportunity to utilize the resources and facilities at UNU-WIDER for their PhD dissertation or thesis research, and to work with UNU-WIDER researchers in areas of mutual interest.


PhD fellows typically spend 3 consecutive months at UNU-WIDER and are expected to return to their home institution afterwards. During their time in Helsinki, PhD interns prepare one or more research papers and present a seminar on their research findings. PhD interns may also have the opportunity to publish their research in the WIDER Working Paper Series. 
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Selection criteria
Applicants have to be currently enrolled in a PhD programme
Applicants must have demonstrated the ability to conduct research on developing economies
Fluency in oral and written English is necessary
Good quantitative and/or qualitative analytical skills
Candidates working in developing countries and those who are at later stages of the PhD will be preferred
Financial assistance
Travel Grant (from and to the location)
Medical insurance
Monthly stipend: EUR 1,600
Application procedure
UNU-WIDER only receives online applications for the UN Visiting PhD Fellowship Programme twice each year. Deadlines for submission of applications are 31 March and 30 September 23:59 UTC+3 each year . When applying in September, you would be visiting UNU-WIDER in the period February-June of the following year and when applying in March, you would be visiting UNU-WIDER in the period August-November of the same year.
Deadline: 31 March / 30 September (each year)  
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