PhD Research Fellow in Political Philosophy

University of Oslo (UiO) and Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas invite applications for a PhD Research Fellowship in Political Philosophy.

About the position:

  • The PhD position is open for projects that investigate the normative grounds of sovereign claims and claims over natural resources in Antarctica, as well as the normative elements that should give internal and external legitimacy to the Antarctic Treaty System.
  • It is part of a three-year project funded by the Polar Research Programme of the Research Council of Norway: “Political Philosophy Looks to Antarctica: Sovereignty, Resource Rights and Legitimacy in the Antarctic Treaty System”

Duration: 3 years


  • Applicant must hold Master’s Degree or equivalent in philosophy or other relevant discipline. Master’s Degree must have been obtained by the time of application.

Selection criteria:

  • project’s scientific merit, research-related relevance and innovation
  • estimated academic and personal ability to complete the project within the time frame
  • ability to complete research training
  • Good collaboration skills and an ability to join interdisciplinary academic communities


  • salary level NOK 432 700 – 489 300 (pay grade 50-57, depending on qualifications)


Applicants must submit the following attachments with the electronic application, preferably in pdf format:

  • Application letter describing the qualifications and motivation for the position
  • CV with full list of education, positions, teaching experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activities, including a complete list of publications
  • Transcript of records (Master’s degree).
  • Project description, including a detailed progress plan for the project (3 – 5 pages)
————–Quick Overview————-
Organization University of Oslo (UiO)
Fellowship Level Doctoral
Country Norway
Subject areas Philosophy
Fellowship amount Varies
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline 01 May 2017

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Postdoctoral Fellowship for Researchers from South Caucasus in France

The Foundation of the House of Human Sciences (FMSH) offer short-term fellowships of three months in France for young post-doc researchers from South Caucasus who have presented their thesis after 2010. The fellowship is open to citizens of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Russia.

This research stay is designed to enable researchers to conduct research studies in France: field enquiries, library work and archives.

FMSH support and promote human and social sciences at the best multidisciplinary and international level.

Course Level: Scholarships are available to pursue postdoctoral programme.

Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded in social and human sciences (anthropology, literature and art studies, history, geography, philosophy, political science, sociology, archaeology etc.).

Scholarship Award: Laureates will receive a monthly stipend of 1 500 € (paid in three instalments). This financial contribution is intended to cover expenditure such as transport and accommodation costs. FMSH also provides support for visa and logistics.

Number of Scholarships: There are two scholarships available.

Scholarship can be taken in France

Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship

  • This program is open to Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Russia nationals who are affiliated with an institution of higher education and research/institute of research based in the country;
  • Applicants must have obtained their PhD doctorate (“Kandidat” thesis) and presented their thesis after 2010;
  • Applicants must be involved in research in social and human sciences   (anthropology,   literature and art studies, history, geography, philosophy, political science, sociology, archaeology etc.).

Nationality: This program is open to Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Russia nationals.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have obtained their PhD doctorate (“Kandidat” thesis) and presented their thesis after 2010.

English language Requirements: Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.

France Scholarships

How to Apply: Applications must be submitted electronically via the online application form before 20 April 2017. Applications may be completed in French or in English.

  • Reach the online application form and enter «Researcher Workspace».
  • You have to be registered on the online platform in order to use it. If you haven’t created an account yet, you will be asked to.
  • Create your profile by filling all your personal information and then enter “create a new application”.
  • Select “Programme Atlas incoming ANNEE 2017” and then the specific call “FMSH : Cause Sud > France (2)”.
  • Fill all the information tabs.
  • In the “Documents” final tab, you will need to upload, into one single PDF document, your application form composed with:
  • A Curriculum vitae (2 pages maximum) with a list of the publications
  • The copy of your PhD diploma.
  • A letter from the director of the host laboratory/centre of research in France.
  • A letter from the director of the institution to which you belong in your country.
  • A presentation with a maximum length of 10 000 characters (spaces and references included) consisting of:
  • The objective and specific aim of the research project.
  • A bibliography.
  • The detailed program of the research stays (places and institutions to be visited, contacts).
  • You can save your application and complete it later several times if you wish, until the closure of the call for applications. Once you have submitted your application, you will no longer have the possibility to amend it.

Application Deadline: Scholarship application deadline is April 20, 2017.

Scholarship Link