The University of Copenhagen is the oldest university and research institution in Denmark. Founded in 1479 as a studium generale, it is the second oldest institution of higher education in Scandinavia after Uppsala University.

The Laurits Andersen Foundation is delighted to offer Department of Anthropology for a three-year fully financed PhD position in the field of business and organizational anthropology. International applicants are eligible to apply for this position.

Applicants must have excellent language skills in English and have excellent communications skills.

Degree Level: Position is available to pursue PhD programme.

Available Subject: Position is awarded in Business and Organizational Anthropology.

Scholarship Benefits: PhD students are paid a salary in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The PhD student has a work obligation of up to 840 hours over the 3 year period of time without additional pay. The work obligation may include for instance teaching.

Eligibility Criteria:

The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:

At the time of application, applicants must possess a postgraduate degree in anthropology or a closely related discipline from a Danish or international university. In order to be eligible for a scholarship in the 5+3 PhD study program, the applicant must have completed a two year MSc degree program, or have earned 120 ECTS credits at an equivalent academic level. Prior knowledge of Danish language, society, and business is an advantage, but not a requirement. Work experience from business or other relevant professional practice will also be considered an advantage.

The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the surrounding society, and invites all qualified applicants, regardless of personal background, to apply for the positions.

Eligible Nationalities: International applicants are eligible to apply for this position.

Method of Application:

The proposal must not exceed 12,000 keystrokes (typically 5 pages) including footnotes, but excluding the literature list. A time plan (study plan) and a budget should be attached to the proposal, that must also be accompanied by a detailed CV (covering both academic and practical work experience), documentation of academic degrees and grades, a list of publications (if any), and up to three names of references. Publications and letters of recommendation should not be submitted. Applicants should carefully read the general information about the terms of being a PhD student in the department at, and in particular they are strongly advised to follow the overall guidelines for PhD proposals to the Department at, not least in terms of the presentation of methods and the practical feasibility of the study proposed for this position.

Application Form

Scholarship Application Deadline:

Applications (proposal and all annexes mentioned) should be submitted using the link below no later than November 1, 2017, at 12:00-noon Danish time (GMT+1). Personal or skype interviews with prospective candidates may be held. Employment should commence on January 1, 2018, or as soon as possible thereafter.

For more info, visit Scholarship Link