International PhD Fellowships in Ancient DNA and Palaeoecology of Arctic Marine Mammals, Denmark for PhD

  •  PhD
  •  01-May-2022
  •   Denmark
  • $$   Fully-funded

In collaboration with the Danish Council for Independent Research, the University of Copenhagen is providing the PhD Fellowships in Ancient DNA and Palaeoecology of Arctic Marine Mammals for the academic year 2021-2022.

Candidates who wish to work on the ancient DNA of Arctic marine mammals are eligible to apply. This initiative is led by Professor Eline Lorenzen in the Molecular Ecology and Global Climate Change group to fund students to complete their PhD in this field.

Københavns Universitet Information

Københavns Universitet Grants

International PhD Fellowships in Ancient DNA and Palaeoecology of Arctic Marine Mammals, Denmark for PhD Established in 1479, Københavns Universitet (University of Copenhagen) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large city of Copenhagen (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), Capital Region of Denmark. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Uddannelses- og Forskningsministeriet (Ministry of Higher Education and Science, Denmark), Københavns Universitet (KU) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: 35,000-39,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Københavns Universitet (KU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 540 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Eligible Countries: Students belonging to Denmark and the European Union, China and other overseas countries are eligible.
  • Eligible Course or Subjects: PhD programmes in the field of ancient DNA of Arctic marine mammal is eligible to apply for.
  • Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the following/given criteria:
  • The final assessment of their MSc thesis
  • Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD project
  • Previous publications
  • Relevant work experience, including in genomics data generation and analysis
  • Other professional activities
  • The curious mindset with a strong interest in evolutionary biology and population genomics

Offered Benefits

The successful scholar will receive the fully-funded award to cover the study expenses at University of Copenhagen.

Application Process

  • How to Apply: The students must apply to the university through its online platform by creating an account and completing the application process. The students are required to apply for the fellowship separately by filling the application form.
  • Supporting Documents: The students are required to submit the following:
  • Motivated letter of application (max. one page)
  • CV including education, experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position
  • Master of Science diploma and transcript of records. If not completed, a certified/signed copy of a recent transcript of records or a written statement from the institution or supervisor will do
  • Publication list (if possible)
  • Extra-curricular experience of relevance to the proposed project, i.e. through a job
  • Relevant contacts with researchers or universities abroad that specialise in your field
  • Bachelor diploma and transcripts of records
  • A CADGEDC certificate is needed for Chinese applicants.
  • Admission Requirements: Students must hold qualifications corresponding to a master’s degree related to the subject area of the project to secure admission.
  • Language Requirement: The students are required to submit scores of the following English language proficiency:
  • IELTS – 6.5
  • TOEFL IBT – 83
  • TOEFL PBT – 560
  • CAE – Passed at level C1 or C2
  • Cambridge Proficiency – Passed at level C1 or C2
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