Arne Næss Stipends

Are you a master's student interested in the philosophical, ethical and legal dimensions of environmental challenges of our time? Check out the Arne Næss stipend.

The Arne Næss Stipends are part of the Arne Næss Programme, and are designed to animate the humanist research on the environment and development at the Centre for Development and the Environment (SUM).


Next call for applications: Late fall 2019.

Meet the 2019 stipend-holders

Erica Colman-Denstad

Cristiana Voinov

Guisela Carolina Camacho Meija

Kylie Wrigley

What do we expect from the applicants?

The stipend-holders

  • must be master's students at the University of Oslo and have good knowledge of English;
  • will constitute a research group at SUM and meet regularly at the Arne Næss colloquia. The latter include presentations of one’s own work, critical engagement with the work of SUM colleagues, and discussions of assigned readings;
  • will assist in organizing the annual Arne Næss Symposium;
  • are encouraged to take the course on Environmental Humanities (SUM4030) at SUM;
  • are invited to be part of the advisory group of the Arne Næss Programme and attend its meetings.

Applications should include

  • 2 pages’ master's thesis project outline, including a short description of research topic and main objectives;
  • 1 page CV;
  • Transcript of records;
  • Brief description (not more than one page) of your motivation to join the Arne Næss research group.

Next call for applications: Late fall 2019