Department of Social Anthropology

PhD Fellowship in Social Anthropology

A doctoral fellowship in social anthropology is available at the Department of Social Anthropology, University of Bergen, Norway.

Photo of Fredrik Barth
Fredrik Barth Photo: Dept. of Social Anthropology, UiB

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The fellowship has been established in recognition of the distinguished contribution of Professor Fredrik Barth, the Department’s founder, to anthropological knowledge. The scholarship runs for a fixed term of 3 years, including a year of ethnographic fieldwork in a region of the successful candidate’s own choosing. Tentative starting date is early January 2024.

Applicants must have achieved a Master's degree in social or cultural anthropology by the closing date for applications. The fellowship is open to citizens of countries outside USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.

The successful candidate must meet the formal requirements for admission to the PhD programme at the University of Bergen. A proposal for the PhD project (not exceeding five pages) must be submitted with the application.

Information about the University of Bergen's PhD programme at the Faculty of Social Sciences is available at https://www.uib.no/en/svf/37940/doctoral-education and https://www.uib.no/en/svf/39585/applications-and-processing-them

The scholarship is gross NOK 20 000 a month. In addition, we will cover travel to and from Bergen and travel and research maintenance in the field. The candidate is expected to have their working place in Bergen, apart from the period of fieldwork. The candidate is expected to complete the PhD programme within the 3-year period of the fellowship.

Further information about the position can be obtained from Head of Department, Professor Synnøve Bendixsen (e-mail synnove.bendixsen@uib.no) and adviser Anne-Kathrin Thomassen (e-mail Anne-Kathrin.Thomassen@uib.no)

The Department’s web site is at https://www.uib.no/en/antro

The successful applicant must comply with the guidelines that apply to the position at any time.

If you want to apply for the scholarship, please contact Anne-Kathrin Thomassen (e-mail Anne-Kathrin.Thomassen@uib.no)

Submission deadline: June 20, 2023.