Call for applications: Master's stipends on the politics of pandemics

Are you a University of Oslo master's student interested in the politics of pandemics? We might have a stipend for you.


The Global Health Politics research group at the Centre for Development and the Environment (SUM) will award one or more stipends of 30,000 NOK to a University of Oslo master's student wishing to write a thesis on the politics of pandemic preparedness and response in Norway or at the global level. Ideally, the thesis should be aligned with our new projects focusing on public-private cooperation and the use of new technologies in the response, but we are also open to other relevant research topics. You can read more about our new projects here:  

The application deadline has passed.

We offer 

  • A stipend (30,000 NOK)  

  • Assistance formulating the project and accessing informants and documents  

  • Participation in project meetings with senior researchers at SUM   

  • Regular feedback on masters’ research

  • Assistance disseminating your findings 

Your application should 

  • ​​​​​​A provisional project outline of your master’s thesis (max 3 pages, 1.5 line distance), including research topic, theoretical approach/concepts, and methodology.  
  • Short description (max 1 page) of your suitability and motivation for applying 

  • CV, including transcript of grades  

  • Confirmation of full-time enrollment in a masters programme at UiO


  • Enrollment in a Master’s Programme at the University of Oslo, preferably within the social sciences, law or humanities;  
  • Interest in working within an interdisciplinary environment at SUM  
  • Consent that the results of your master thesis and analysis may be used (with due credit) as part of the project’s dissemination work

    The application deadline has passed.

Questions can be directed to Project Leader, Katerini Storeng.
Published Nov. 13, 2020 9:53 AM - Last modified Dec. 11, 2020 9:45 AM