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).

Call for applications: 20 December 2019

A list of successful candidates will be announced by 4 January. The stipend, and the associated duties, will start from 1 February 2020. Recipients of the AN stipend will be given a shared office at SUM.

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;
  • They will constitute a research group at SUM and and meet regularly at the Arne Naess colloquia. The latter include presentations of one’s own work, critical engagement with the work of SUM colleagues, and work on the joint presentation (The Young Researchers’ Challenge’)  at the Arne Næss Symposiumin October 2020;
  • will assist in organizing the annual Arne Næss Symposium;
  • will participate in the course on Environmental Humanities (SUM4030) at SUM;
  • will be part of the advisory group of the Arne Næss Programme and attend its meetings.

Applications should be sent by email to and

Applications should include

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

Call for applications: 20 December 2019.