Who may apply?

The interdisciplinary nature of the course is designed to appeal to doctoral students from a broad variety of backgrounds (e.g.  political science, business studies, international relations, history, political economy, cultural studies, literature, linguistics, media, economic history, law, development studies, anthropology, sociology, geography, and innovation, evolutionary science, etc).

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


The course is free.

Lunch will be provided.

There will be a common, working dinner on Monday 18th September.

The organisers have some funds available to cover the cost of accommodation (meals not included) for selected students from outside Norway; if you are in need of such support please state this in your application.

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 via the Application Form:

  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. Current 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.


Applications are invited from November, 2016.

The application deadline is 02 May, 2017.  

An early application is highly recommended due to space constraints. Applications will be considered on a first come, first served basis.

Successful applicants will be contacted by 05 May, 2017.



Published Dec. 5, 2016 2:19 PM - Last modified July 4, 2019 1:36 PM