United Nations University (UNU-WIDER) Visiting PhD Fellowship Programme 2019 for Doctoral Students (Fully Funded to Helsinki, Finland)

Prazo de inscrição: Março 31st 2019

The UNU-WIDER Visiting PhD Fellowship Programme gives registered doctoral students the opportunity to utilize the resources and facilities at UNU-WIDER for their PhD dissertation or thesis research on developing economies, and to work with our researchers in areas of mutual interest.

Visiting PhD fellows typically spend three consecutive months at UNU-WIDER before returning to their home institution. During their time in Helsinki, fellows prepare one or more research papers and present a seminar on their research findings. They may also have the opportunity to publish their research in the Série de documentos de trabalho mais amplos.

Critério de seleção

Applicants must be enrolled in a PhD programme and have shown ability to conduct research on developing economies.

Candidates working in other social sciences may apply but should keep in mind that UNU-WIDER is an economics-focused institute.

Candidates should be fluent in oral and written English and possess good quantitative and/or qualitative analytical skills. Applications from suitably qualified early-career, female, and developing country researchers are particularly encouraged.

The programme is especially addressed at researchers at later stages of their PhD.

The Visiting PhD Fellowship Programme is highly competitive and only a limited number of fellows can be accepted. In recent years, one percent of all applications have been successful.

Assistência financeira

UNU-WIDER provides a travel grant to cover the costs of travel to and from the location of your PhD granting institution, medical insurance (for medical and hospital services resulting from sickness and accident during your stay at UNU-WIDER), and a monthly stipend of EUR 1,600 to cover living expenses in Helsinki during the period of their fellowship.

The programme does not provide services or cover expenses related to dependents.

Procedimento de aplicação

UNU-WIDER only receives aplicações online for the Visiting PhD Fellowship Programme twice each year. Deadlines for submission of applications are 31 de março e 30 de setembro 23: 59 de UTC + 3 a cada ano. When applying in September, you would be visiting UNU-WIDER in the period of February-June of the following year and when applying in March, you would be visiting UNU-WIDER in the period of August-November of the same year.

Por favor, note que o link para o formulário de inscrição online will only become active one month prior to the submission deadline (e.g., application procedures start on 1 março e 1 setembro de cada ano).

Selected applicants will be informed by email of the decisão final dentro de quatro semanas of the closing deadline. The selected applicants must confirm their decision to take up UNU-WIDER’s offer two weeks after being contacted.

If you are interested in participating in this programme you should complete and submit the application form.

As part of your application, you will be asked to upload your curriculum vitae. Your PhD supervisor will need to provide UNU-WIDER with a letter of reference, which should be emailed (by your supervisor) to the following address: phdreference@wider.unu.edu. A carta de referência também será usada para certificar que você está matriculado em um programa de doutorado em sua universidade.

Please note we do not receive applications by email or post.


If you have questions about the programme please first check our página de perguntas e respostas. If you still require assistance please contact us at the following email address: phdfellow@wider.unu.edu

Please note that replies may take up to five working days.

Para maiores informações:

Visite a página oficial da UNU-WIDER Visiting PhD Fellowship 2019


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