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UEA-Copenhagen joint PhD Scholarships 2020

UEA-Copenhagen joint PhD Scholarships 2020

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Applications call for UEA-Copenhagen joint Ph.D. Scholarships

The Centre of African Studies at the University of Copenhagen (UCPH) and the School of International Development at UEA advertise one 3-year Ph.D. Postgraduate Research Studentship researching religion and social change in Africa, starting October 2020 if feasible, or February 2021.

Eligible Topics

Applications are invited for original empirical research projects, including significant fieldwork, focusing on religion and social change. Topics including the role of religious actors and practices, new religious movements, faith-based organizations, Christian, Islamic and African indigenous religions, non-religious movements with possible links to themes like local politics, public discourse, media, globalization, citizenship, governance, education, agriculture, and livelihoods are encouraged.


The program for UEA-Copenhagen joint PhD Scholarships must have excellent academic qualifications and a background in African studies, anthropology, political science, development studies, or a closely related discipline. Evidence of competence in English may be required. Relevant work experience may also be considered.

Funding and Benefits 

This co-financed award offers a combination of UEA studentship and a Ph.D. stipend at UCPH. During the first two years the student will receive a UEA studentship covering tuition fees, a tax-free maintenance grant (£15,285pa 20/21), and a research training support grant (£750 per year), paid through UEA. During the last year, a 12-months’ taxable salary (~330,000 DKK per year) is paid through UCPH.

The successful candidate will be offered a Cotutelle arrangement co-supervised by staff at the Centre of African Studies and the School of International Development. Study time will be divided between the two universities, starting at UEA. Candidates will be enrolled at both institutions with respective opportunities and requirements. Successful completion will result in both institutions awarding Ph.D. degrees.

More information available here


Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline31 August,2020
Open toAll



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