PhD Fellowship in Humanities Research, 2018

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PhD Fellowship

The Oslo Centre for Critical Architectural Studies at AHO is inviting applications for a four year fully paid PhD stipend. Applicants should propose a strong and original project within humanities-based architectural research, in particular, projects that link up to OCCAS’ work on interpretation, criticism, mediation, or historiography.

Host College/University:

The Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO) is a specialized university and a leading international architecture and design school that provides education within architecture, landscape architecture, urbanism and design.

Degree level:

Fellowship is available for pursuing PhD programme.

Field of Study:

Fellowship is awarded in humanities-based architectural research.

Scholarship Award: 

The PhD scholarship is fully funded and there is no tuition fee. The salary is NOK 460.900 for a full position. From the salary, there will be a mandatory deduction of 2% as a contribution to the State Pension fund (SPK). Normal employment conditions for state employees in Norway apply for the position.
A professionally stimulating working environment
Attractive welfare benefits and generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities.


Citizen of all nationalities are eligible to apply. Scholarship can be taken in Norway.

Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must hold a masters’ degree or equivalent in a field of relevance for the call and must have some experience from architecture or humanities research and be proficient writers.

English Language Requirements:

Applicants who do not have English or Scandinavian language as their mother tongue must submit documentation of their proficiency in English by the deadline of the application (TOEFL test or similar). Students with university studies where English comprised the major component of the studies are exempted from the requirement.

The application must include:

  • A letter of application describing why the applicant is qualified for this position (maximum two A4 pages.)
  • A preliminary project proposal that addresses the above themes, describing intended research questions and methods, of no more than 3000 words and no more than 15 pages and 10MB including illustrations.
  • An example of their own research writing
  • CV with a full summary of education, practice and academic employment, as well as copies of degree certificates
  • List of publications and academic work that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee
  • Please note that all documentation must be in English (or a Scandinavian language) and please limit the number of attachment to only the required documents.

How to Apply:

The mode of applying is online.

Scholarship Official Web Links:

Online Application: ◄–

Scholarship Link: ◄–

Scholarship Deadline:

April 2, 2018.

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