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 Helsinki, Finland.

(Paid Opportunity)


Visiting PhD Fellowship_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 the researchers in areas of mutual interest.

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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 WIDER Working Paper Series.

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

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Economics.

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

Three months.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • 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.

Opportunity Cost

(Paid Opportunity)

  • 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).

  •  a monthly stipend of EUR 1,650 to cover living expenses in Helsinki during the period of their fellowship.

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

How to Apply

First Step: Fill the online application.

Please answer each question clearly and completely, in English.
You will be required to upload in PDF:

  • your Research Proposal.
  • your Curriculum Vitae – CV (add list of principal publications, if applicable (please include co-authors, year, title and publisher).

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This Scholarship Published by:
Rahaf Elkhodary / Egypt

Reviewed by” Amina Hamed / Egypt
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