PhD Visiting Scholarships at SPIRIT - Aalborg University

Up to three visiting scholarships are available at the Doctoral School SPIRIT, Aalborg University, in the Fall.

The application deadline is 15 May.

Duration of scholarship: 15 August-15 December.

Monthly stipend: DKK 7,000 (to cover rent and other living expenses during the stay).

In addition to this SPIRIT will cover one round-trip ticket.

Who can apply: PhD candidates who are enrolled in a PhD program outside Denmark and whose PhD project falls within one or more of the thematic areas of the doctoral school:

  • Transnational orders reconstructed, focusing on the nature and origins of processes of internationalisation and globalisation, including the relationship between ‘the west and the rest’, cultural exchange through history, securitization, and alternative futures for ‘developing’ countries.
  • Interregional transformations, focusing on both macro-regional processes such as integration within the EU and NAFTA, and sub-national regionalism as processes related to identity, governance, and economic development strategies.
  • Global and local identities, focusing on conceptual and empirical studies of globalisation as a complex and conflict-ridden process, and on modern and contemporary challenges to existing socio-economic relations, political actors, entrenched identities and everyday life which are posed by new conceptions of gender, nation, class, and ethnicity.
  • Managing interculturalism, focusing on the challenges to private firms and public policy posed by the increasingly transnational nature of production of goods and services, international migration, and the increased cultural creolisation of consumption in large parts of the world, from everyday household goods to exotic tourism experiences.


    Applicants must be enrolled in a PhD program and the stay at SPIRIT should be an integral part of their PhD studies.

    Practical information

    Travel to and from Aalborg as well as a monthly subsistence allowance of DKK 7,000 (approx. EUR 938/US$ 1,270) are covered.

    Visiting doctoral candidates will be provided with desk space, a personal computer with internet access and access to the Aalborg University Library.

    In addition PhD candidates will be allocated a personal supervisor during their stay at SPIRIT.

    SPIRIT will assist visiting PhD candidates in finding accommodation in Aalborg.

    Furthermore, Danish language classes are available at Aalborg University free of charge for those interested.

    Please send your application (preferably via email in one PDF file.

    References may be sent separately by email, fax or ordinary mail) to:

    Ms Julie Skibsted Larsen

    (julie (at)


    Aalborg University
    Fibigerstraede 2
    9220 Aalborg East
    Fax: +45-9635-0044

    For more information see; PhD Visiting Scholarships at SPIRIT, Aalborg University

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