Who may apply?

The interdisciplinary nature of the course will appeal to doctoral students from several different disciplines within the social sciences – political science, international relations, geography, political ecology, sociology, law, development studies and anthropology – as well as those studying nutrition and health policy.

Doctoral students will be prioritised, although other applicants may be considered only if space permits.

The application deadline was 31 March, 2017.


The course is free. Lunches will be provided.

The organisers have some funds available to cover the cost of accommodation (meals not included) for selected students from outside Norway. Similarly, there is funding available for a limited number of travel scholarships for selected students. Please consult point 3 under 'Application procedures'.

Application procedures

Interested students should state their motivation and upload the following:

  1. A cover letter signed by your Ph.D. supervisor or another person at your institution/workplace, stating your academic background and academic degree(s) held, your research interests and current research projects (if any), including estimated date of submission of doctoral thesis. 
  2. CV
  3. Students from outside Norway may apply for a modest travel scholarship and/or accommodation support, in a separate document along with their course application. If you wish to apply for a travel scholarship, please also attach a budget based on minimum cost travel.

Successful applicants will be contacted by 10 April, 2017.

Published Jan. 23, 2017 2:18 PM - Last modified Mar. 13, 2018 1:33 PM