CBS Ph.D. Scholarships in Civil Society´s Organisations and Forms of Ownership in Denmark, 2017

  • Phd
  • 31 December 2016

The Copenhagen Business School invites applications for a three-year position as Ph.D. scholarships in the CISTAS project at the Department of Business and Politics. International students are eligible to apply for this scholarship programme.
The main objective of the university is to provide high quality, comprehensive educational and training opportunities that are compatible to changing needs of the students.
CBS is one of the largest business schools in Europe and one of the 8 Danish universities. CBS do not focus solely on technical aspects or on organizational managerial aspects, but rather take a socio-technical perspective and a multidisciplinary approach to address a range of strategic, structural, and operational activities involved in gathering, processing, storing, distributing and use of information and its derivatives in organizations and society.
In order to be eligible applicants must be fluent in English.


The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:
The applicant must;
  • Hold a Master in social science disciplines and/or humanities
•Demonstrate high theoretical and methodological competencies  
•Demonstrate their potential ability to contribute to and enrich the principal components of the CISTAS project in general and the topic of civil society´s organisations and forms of ownership in particular when formulating their Ph.D. research proposal (max 5 pages).  
•Demonstrate professional proficiency in English  and Danish (written and spoken) enough to work with empirical material from the Danish civil society.


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A Ph.D scholarship runs for a period of 3 years, and includes teaching obligations equivalent to ½ year’s work (840 work hours). The scholarships are fully salaried positions, according to the national Danish collective agreement. The scholarship includes the tuition fees, office space, travel grants plus a salary, currently starting with per month app. DKK 23.770 up to DKK 28.964 depending on seniority, plus a pension contribution totaling 17,1 % of 85 percent of the base salary.
The salary level and appointment are determined by the Ministry of Finance’s collective agreement with the Central Academic Organisation.


The mode of application is online. The application (see link below) must include a 5-page project description. This research proposal should contain a presentation of an original research question, a description of the initial theoretical framework and methodology, a presentation of the suggested empirical material as well as a work-plan.
In addition to the research proposal, the application must include the completed application form, copies of a Master’s degree certificate or other certificates of a corresponding level, brief curriculum vitae (CV), a list of papers and publications, and one copy of a selected written work (e.g. Master’s thesis).
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