University of Copenhagen PhD fellowship at Department of Food and Resource Economics

Department of Food and Resource Economics (IFRO), University of Copenhagen is inviting applications for PhD scholarships for the 2022 academic year.

IFRO carries out pure basic and applied social science research and has a number of educational and public sector advisory service responsibilities within their thematic fields. they are characterized by a high involvement in interdisciplinary research at both international and national levels.

Research areas

The relevant research areas for the PhD scholarships are within the following thematic areas covered by the four larger research groups at IFRO:

  • Environment and natural resources
  • Production, markets, and policy,
  • Consumption, bioethics, and regulation,
  • Global development.

Tasks for the program

  • Complete and pass the MSc education in accordance with the curriculum of the MSc program
  • Carry through an independent research project under the supervision
  • Complete PhD courses corresponding to approx. 30 ECTS / ½ FTE
  • Participate in active research environments, including a stay at another research institution, preferably abroad
  • Teaching and knowledge dissemination activities
  • Write scientific papers aimed at high-impact journals
  • Write and defend a PhD thesis on the basis of your project


The terms of employment and salary are in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State (AC). The position is covered by the Protocol on Job Structure.


The PhD fellowship at Department of Food and Resource Economics seeks applicants with:

  • Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD project
  • Relevant publications
  • Relevant work experience
  • Other relevant professional activities
  • A curious mindset with a strong interest in the thematic areas mentioned above
  • Good English language skills
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Application Process

Along with a covering letter, applications for PhD fellowship at Department of Food and Resource Economics should include:

  • Motivated letter of application (max. one page)
  • Curriculum vitae including information about candidate education, experience, language skills, and other skills relevant to the position
  • Original diplomas for Bachelor of Science or Master of Science and transcript of records in the original language, including an authorized English translation if issued in another language than English or Danish. If not completed, a certified/signed copy of a recent transcript of records or a written statement from the institution or supervisor is accepted.
  • Publication list (if possible)
  • Reference letters (if available)


Applicants are encouraged to submit a brief non-binding research proposal to illustrate general interest and ability to formulate a research idea.

To apply for the PhD fellowship at Department of Food and Resource Economics, click here.

Deadline: April  19, 2022.

For more information, visit the official site.

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