Tailored Opportunities: The United Nations University (UNU-WIDER) UN Visiting PhD Fellowship Program


This fellowship is inviting doctoral students around the world to apply for a funded opportunity to utilize the resources and facilities at UNU-WIDER for their PhD dissertation or thesis research and to work with UNU-WIDER researchers in areas of mutual interest. The fellowship is for 3 consecutive months at UNU-WIDER and are expected to return to their home institution afterwards. During their stay in Helsinki, PhD interns prepare one or more research papers and present a seminar on their research findings; they can also publish their research in WIDER working paper series.


Monthly stipend is EUR 1600. Travel grant (from and to the location) will be covered, the same is true with the medical insurance.


Applicant must be currently enrolled in a PhD program, must have demonstrated the ability to conduct research on developing economics, good quantitative and/or qualitative analytical skills. Candidates working in developing countries and those who are at later stages of their PhD will be preferred.


The deadline for this application is 30 September (each year)


Applications will be made online.

For more information, please visit this link: Find out more on the official website

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Author: African Academic/Researcher

Science and Research by Africans for Africa

4 thoughts on “Tailored Opportunities: The United Nations University (UNU-WIDER) UN Visiting PhD Fellowship Program”

  1. My Name is Mesfin Zewdu from Jimma university, Ethiopia. I am PHD Student in Material science and engineering. Can i apply for the program.

    1. Dear Drs. Mesfin
      Thank you for you question, that opportunities basically seeks PhD student with the ability to conduct research on research on developing economics with quantitative and qualitative analytical skills. If you can relate your work with this requirement you can apply. For more information drop your question to the contact person in this link given in the how section.

      1. Dear, i am from Ethiopia a PhD student working on Biosensor development for toxin…is that possible to apply on your post ? How? I have a research experience about four years on the area of applied sciences. Thanks in advance.

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