9 August, 2018
DDA CO-FINANCED PHD SCHOLARSHIPS 2018
The Danish Diabetes Academy (DDA) invites applications for 12 co-financed (2/3) PhD scholarships.The scholarships should be within diabetes and metabolism. Applications supporting the three major strategic areas of the DDA (internationalization, interdisciplinarity and collaboration across sectors) will be prioritized.
Danish Diabetes Academy (DDA) constitutes an original networking platform for a national diabetes research strategy that is rational and science-based, and which will strengthen both basic and clinical research in diabetes.
Specializations for studying on this opportunity:
- Medicine (Diabetes and Metabolism)
- Basic Science
- Clinical Science
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Two Years Studying Programme
Employment will last for three years and take place at the institution where the PhD project will be carried out.
In order to apply for a co-financed (2/3) PhD scholarship, the following requirements must be fulfilled:
- You must have a Master’s degree, a Bachelor’s degree if applying on the 4+4 agreement or an equivalent degree from a foreign university by the time of application
If the exam is not yet passed, the applicant should enclose a statement from the supervisor of the Master’s thesis confirming when the thesis will be handed in and when the exam will take place. The Master’s degree certificate must be forwarded to the Executive Management Team no later than six months after receiving the grant notification letter. If we have not received your Master’s degree certificate six months after receiving the grant notification letter or if you do not pass the Master’s exam, the scholarship cannot be granted.
The 4+4 agreement is an integrated PhD programme that allows the student to begin the PhD programme prior to completion of his/her Master’s degree. Minimum requirements include completion of a Bachelor’s degree as well as 60 ECTS of the Master’s programme.
Employment as a PhD student in Denmark requires a Master’s degree or an equivalent foreign degree, which must be approved by the Danish Agency for Science and Higher Education. Approval can be requested by application to the Danish Agency for Science and Higher Education through their Website. A database containing previous assessments of non-Danish qualifications can be found Here. Approval must be received no later than six months after receiving the grant notification letter and must be submitted to the DDA Executive Management Team.
- The principal supervisor must be associated with a Danish university (for foreign applicants, the DDA will be helpful with recommending a potential principal supervisor associated with a Danish university).
The principal supervisor must be employed at the faculty at which the student applies for enrollment, and he/she must conduct research as an associate professor or professor within the subject studied by the PhD student. The principal supervisor has overall responsibility for ensuring compliance with all formalities relating to the PhD programme.
- A co-supervisor from another research discipline (e.g. basic science, clinical science, epidemiology, psychology etc.) or a collaborator from abroad or from another sector (i.e. general practice, university hospitals, industry) must be affiliated with the project.
- High-level English language skills are required (oral as well as written)
We require high-level English language skills, oral as well as written. You must document English language proficiency identical or comparable with an “English B level” in the Danish upper secondary school (“gymnasium”). If you have an undergraduate or Master’s degree from Denmark or the Nordic countries for which the admission requirement was English B-level or equivalent, your Master’s diploma serves as documentation. If you do not have English B level from the Danish upper secondary school or equivalent, you must document your English language proficiency by passing one of the below-mentioned tests at the levels required (exemptions mentioned below).
NB: Test results that are more than two years are not valid. If you neither meet the requirements nor apply for an exemption to the requirements, the DDA Executive Management Team will reject your application.
You may apply for the scholarships before you have taken your English language test and obtained the required result. Instead you must submit documentation that you have signed up for a test or that you submit your documentation at a later date (please state expected submission date, which must be at the latest six months after receiving the grant notification letter).
Approved Tests are:
- TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language):– English B – Test result of at least 560 (paper-based) or 83 (internet-based). We do not accept the TOEFL ITP test. When you sign up for a TOEFL test, you must request the test center to add the Danish university you wish to be employed at (the home institution of your main supervisor) as a recipient of your test result in order for them to verify your test result.
- IELTS (International English Language Testing System):English B – IELTS Academic test result of at least 6.5 points
- Cambridge ESOL examinations:English B – Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) (from 2017 only grades A, B or C are accepted) or First Certificate with grade A as a minimum. Applicants must upload their Confirmation of Entry stating candidate ID number and candidate secret number (which are not stated on the test result itself).
- Native speakers with an English language qualifying exam ((including applicants with a qualifying examination from USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Great Britain, Scotland, or Ireland). Please note that applicants with a qualifying examination from all other countries (including African and Asian countries, where the exam has been taught in English) must submit a test.
- Applicants holding a Danish/Nordic/Duborg/International Baccalaureate (from the IB diploma programme)/European Baccalaureate (from the “ScholaEuropaea”) entrance examinationwith an English level which is considered comparable to a Danish B level in English by the Danish Agency for International Education. See a comparison of the Nordic subject levels. Please note: This overview is updated once a year in the beginning of March and changes may be announced shortly before the application deadline.
- Applicants with a complete high-school diploma/Upper Secondary School Leaving Examination, English language Bachelor’s or a Master’s degree from USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Great Britain, Scotland or Ireland. The applicant must document that the programme was taught in English.
- Applicants with a complete (professional) Bachelor’s or Master’s degree from a Danish educational institution to which a Danish B level in English (‘English B’) was a requirement at the time of admission.
Note: Already enrolled PhD students cannot apply or obtain funding from the DDA. Only PhD candidates may apply for a PhD scholarships (i.e. supervisors may not apply)
Each scholarship is of 1,100,000 DKK (covering salary and tuition fee).
Full financing for three years is a prerequisite for being enrolled as a PhD student at a Danish university. Accordingly, DDA grants 2/3 PhD scholarships provided that funding for the remaining 1/3 financing (including tuition fee to the university) is assured. If a submitted application does not include documentation of the remaining 1/3 financing in terms of a grant letter or the like (e.g. signed guarantee from main supervisor and head of department), the 2/3 PhD scholarship will be paid out, when the DDA Executive Management Team has received documentation of the remaining 1/3 financing at the latest six months after receiving the grant notification letter. Otherwise, the scholarship grant will be withdrawn.
Please notice that the DDA is not able to cover any operating expenses.
- Log in if you have an account and register if you do not
- After you log in you could access the application form
- Applications must be written in English and submitted via our online application form
- Use the numbered order specified below for your submission. You may choose to upload in one single file or as separate files. The application must include the following (required format: PDF):
- 1. Project description including:
- Specific aims
- Background and significance of the project to the research area
- Preliminary studies (if applicable)
- Research design and methods
- Literature cited
Page limit for the research plan is 5 pages (font size 12, single spacing), including figures and tables, but excluding references. Applications with research plans exceeding the page limit will not be considered.
- 2. Motivation letter (max 1 page) including:
- An explanation of why you are the right candidate to complete the project
- Description of how the project and you support the three major strategic areas of the DDA:The three major strategic areas of the DDA:
- International collaboration: Such as study abroad; recruitment from abroad; and/or affiliation of collaborators from abroad. The collaboration can be documented by e.g. a collaboration agreement describing the nature of the collaboration.
- Interdisciplinary collaboration: Such as affiliation of collaborators from other research disciplines e.g. basic science, clinical science, epidemiology, psychology; and/or integration of different research disciplines in the project. The collaboration must be described in the research plan with regard to the description of the hypothesis, methods and/or idea development. The collaboration should result in synergy between the collaborators.
- Collaboration across sectors: Such as affiliation of collaborators from other sectors e.g. industry, general practice, university hospitals; formalized agreements with collaborators from other sectors; and/or change of research/work environment in other sectors. The collaboration can be documented by joint publications based on affiliation and educational background of authors, joint and funded applications, patent applications or spin-off companies.
- Future career plans
- Information about current position, place of work and name of principal supervisor.
- 3. Detailed time schedule for the course of study (including documentation for agreements regarding change of research environment and/or studies abroad (e-mail correspondence is sufficient documentation))
- 4. Your Curriculum Vitae (including documentation of research experience e.g. experience with working in a research laboratory, pre-graduate research, participation in research conferences/meetings, studies abroad, etc.) (max 2 pages)
- 5. Your publication list including journal impact factor
- 6. Recommendation letter from the principal supervisor including:
- If available, a signed statement from the principal supervisor and head of department concerning expected or already granted funding of the remaining 1/3 financing of the scholarship (including 1-year tuition fee to the university)
- Description of the scientific environment where the PhD project will be carried out, including confirmation that the PhD project can be carried out at the department where the principal supervisor is employed.
- 7. Short CV of the principal supervisor (max 2 pages)
8. Copy of your Master’s degree certificate (including grades (from both BA and Master))
9. Collaboration agreement with other research groups nationally or internationally
10. Other relevant documents (e.g. grant letter confirming funding of the remaining 1/3 financing of the scholarship (if available), recommendations, IELTS certificate (international standardized certificate of English proficiency))
- Third Step:
- After submitting your application you will receive an e-mail acknowledging receipt of your application – if you do not receive this email, please contact the DDA Executive Management [email protected] to make sure that your application has been successfully submitted.
Know more about this opportunity:
For further information about the PhD scholarships, please contact Managing Director Tore Christiansen: [email protected].
To contact DDA:
Tel. +45 2964 6764
Fax +45 6541 3019
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This Scholarship Published by:
” Alaa Faramawy/Egypt “
Reviewed by” Lenah Hafez/ Egypt“
“Mostafa Zaki/ Egypt”
MARJ3 Scholarships team