Title of Programme: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences PhD Scholarships at University of Copenhagen in Denmark, 2013/14
Host/Provider: Faculty funded PhDs and PhDs funded by a department are employed at the University of Copenhagen, while PhDs funded by a hospital or the Capital Region are employed at the hospital where their project is carried out.
Fields of Study: Scholarships are awarded to study any one of the courses offered by Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at University of Copenhagen.
Level (Degree): PhD Scholarships are available for pursuing a PhD degree. PhD internship scholarships are available to medical students who enroll in an internship programme. A career scholarship is offered for that applicants who are enrolled as students in a master’s programme at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at the time of application.
Target Applicants: Students of Denmark can apply for these fellowships.
Eligibility/Requirements: Requirements for applicants and principal supervisors:
-Applicants must have a relevant master’s degree. However, applicants for the career and internship scholarships must apply before the completion of their master’s programmes.
-Applicants must not be enrolled in the Graduate School of Health and Medical Sciences at the time of application or during the subsequent assessment period.
-Applicants must not have been employed as researchers for more than 2½ years when applying for the scholarship.
-A principal supervisor and co-supervisor must be assigned to the project.
-The principal supervisor must be employed as a professor, associate professor, clinical professor, clinical research associate professor (klinisk forskningslektor) or external clinical associate professor (ekstern klinisk lektor) at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences.
-The principal supervisor must have pregraduate teaching obligations.
-The principal supervisor may not serve as principal supervisor for more than two applicants in the autumn round of applications, and may not serve as principal supervisor for more than one new faculty-funded PhD scholarship per calendar year.
-Successful scholarship applicants will be enrolled in the Graduate School of Health and Medical Sciences after being awarded the scholarship.
Specific requirements for career PhD scholarship applicants: It is a condition for the award of a career scholarship that applicants are enrolled as students in a master’s programme at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at the time of application. In addition, applicants must attach a statement from their principal supervisor approving their immediate transition into a PhD programme after successfully completing their master’s degree. In addition, to these prerequisites, applicants must:
-have achieved high grades in their undergraduate and graduate studies
-have shown interest and participated in research during their studies
-be associated with an active research environment 3
-ideally have written or co-written a scientific article.
Specific requirements for PhD internship scholarship applicants: PhD internship scholarships are available to medical students who enroll in an internship programme before 23 August 2013 with a plan to start on 1 February 2014 or who enroll in an internship programme in spring 2014 with a plan to start on 1 August 2014. The training must start with enrollment as a PhD student at a preclinical department at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences.
How to Apply: Applications must be submitted via the electronic application programme Efond. Applications must be written in English and must contain the following:
1. Summary of the project (max. 2,400 characters including spaces).
2. Project description: the aim of the project (rationale, theoretical basis and hypotheses). Description of background, material and methods, as well as an assessment of the project’s feasibility. In addition, an assessment of the anticipated significance of the project for future research in the field (max. 12,000 characters including spaces). Relevant references must also be enclosed.
3. The applicant’s role in the project (max. 4,800 characters including spaces).
4. Tentative time schedule. The PhD student must gain experience in knowledge dissemination, including teaching as part of the PhD programme. This must be specified in the time schedule (max. 2,400 characters including spaces).
5. The applicant’s CV, including list of any publications (max. 7,200 characters including spaces).
6. Master’s diploma and latest transcript of grades for the entire period of study (bachelor and master level). For degrees taken outside Denmark, an explanation of the grading system must also be enclosed.
7. Recommendation from principal supervisor (max. 2,400 characters including spaces).
8. Brief CVs of the principal supervisor and co-supervisor, including a number of former and current PhD students and lists of the supervisors’ 10 most relevant publications in the past five years (each CV must not exceed 7,200 characters including spaces).
9. Approval from the Head of Department (institutleder) regarding workplace approval and principal supervisors teaching obligations. For applicants within the clinical, human medicine area, workplace approval from the head of department at the hospital, where the project will be carried out, must be enclosed
10. Applicants applying for co-funded scholarships must attach documentation regarding co-funding.
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