PhD Scholarship and Post-Doctoral Fellowship Programme at WMU in Sweden 2019
PPhD Scholarship and Post-Doctoral Fellowship Programme at WMU in Sweden
The World Maritime University (WMU) WMU-Sasakawa Global Ocean Institute (GOI), with the support of the the Government of Canada through the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO), is offering a PhD Scholarship and Post-Doctoral Fellowship Programme on Gender Empowerment in support of the Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development through research, education and capacity building in 2019.
This research is motivated by the fact that ocean science-related fields as well as regulatory and ocean governance systems play a crucial role in advancing specific targets under the 2030 Agenda.
Against this background, PhD scholarship and Post-Doctoral fellowship research proposals that canvass novel policy and scientific approaches on gender empowerment are welcomed, including across the following thematic areas:
- Role of Gender Equality & Empowerment of Women in the Conduct and Delivery of Ocean Scientific Research;
- Ocean Science Governance Systems; and
- Ocean Science Diplomacy.
The successful applicants are required to incorporate innovative components and/or techniques to address complex challenges relevant to the research theme. The innovative components and/or techniques should be guided by sound research methodology or a combination of research methodologies. Challenge-led multi- and inter-disciplinary research approaches are welcomed. The outcome of the research should aim to promote practical strategies that complement ongoing initiatives to achieve sustainable solutions under ocean-related goals of the 2030 Agenda. The research project entails engagements with one or more of the following:
Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) ongoing programmes corresponding to partnership initiatives with indigenous communities in accordance with Canada’s Oceans Protection Plan;
Supporting the gender objectives of the ‘United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development’ including gender-related initiatives by IOC-UNESCO and key institutions including the International Seabed Authority (ISA) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) gender programme.
International Labour Organization’s (ILO) work in relation to a) preparing the ground more thoroughly for new guidance or standards; b) exploring new methods of standard setting; c) engaging in deeper analysis of existing standards, their synergy, lacunae, and impact on various groups; and d) accelerating the revision of outdated instruments to build on progress already made, and promoting priority standards as problem-solving tools;
Initiatives undertaken with the support of ocean-related industries and representative bodies of civil society.
Worth of Award
- The successful applicants are required to be resident at WMU in Malm6, Sweden, for the duration of the programme. The successful applicants shall be under an obligation to conduct research at the GOI with the support of WMU faculty and staff.
- The PhD scholarship covers tuition fees and an annual stipend of approximately 180,000 SEK to cover living and related expenses. The PhD scholarship is awarded for a maximum period of three years from the date of registration.
- The Post-Doctoral fellowships provide for an annual stipend of approximately 412,000 SEK and will be awarded for a maximum period of two years.
- Applicants must have a Master’s degree completed with a dissertation in a discipline appropriate to the proposed topic of research.
- Language proficiency in English is essential. Applicants must offer one of the following tests as proof of competence in the English language: A. Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL): 243+ (computer-based test), 96+ (internet-based test), 590+ (paper based test) B. International English Language Testing System (IELTS): band 7.0 or above Cambridge Examinations: Cambridge Proficiency Examination at grade A or B D. GCE O-level or the equivalent: a good pass grade.
- Candidates with academic and professional experience of the conduct of marine science and/or ocean science governance would be advantageous, as well as experience with gender studies and empowerment initiatives.
- This scholarship is open to all eligible candidates. WMU seeks to increase the number of women at all levels and, therefore, qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply. Female applicants especially from Small Island Developing Countries (SIDS), developing countries and least developed countries are strongly encouraged to apply.
How to Apply
Applicants must apply through the WMU’s online portal
The applicant will need to submit the following documents in connection with their application to the doctoral programme of this scholarship*:
- WMU Ph.D. Application Form;
- Complete the WMU Ph.D. Research Proposal** along with the application for
- A one-page motivational letter, subject line of PhD Scholarship Application: Empowering Women for the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development;
- Updated Curriculum Vitae (CV);
- Certified copies of degree certificates and transcripts
- Copy of English language proficiency certification or equivalent proof;
In addition, to complete the application, the applicant must inform referees to:
- Send 2 Letters of academic reference to be sent directly by your referees to the Doctoral Office, email firstname.lastname@example.org and copy to email@example.com
- Application cut-off dates for applying to this PhD programme is: 30 June 2019, 23:59 CET.
- Applications for admission will be considered by WMU’s Doctoral Admissions Board. The Admissions Board will select only the best-qualified candidates taking into account their research proposal as well as all their qualifications and achievements. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for next steps.
- All applicants must submit a research proposal that clearly indicates the area in which their research will be conducted, including the key issues to be examined in detail. The research proposal should identify an original research question, and demonstrate that the applicant understands what research at the postgraduate level entails. The quality of the research proposal is extremely important. It is a crucial part of the application and will be used to match prospective candidates with research supervisors
Deadline: The deadline to apply is June 30, 2019.
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