2017 Co-Financed PhD Scholarships in Nursing Research, Denmark

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The Novo Nordisk Foundation is inviting applications for cofinanced Ph.D. scholarships in nursing research. These scholarships are available at a university, hospital or other non-profit research institution in Denmark.

The scholarships aim at 3-year research programs for especially promising and ambitious nurses with research proposals of high quality.

The Novo Nordisk Foundation is an independent Danish foundation with corporate interests. The objective of the Novo Nordisk Foundation is twofold: To provide a stable basis for the commercial and research activities conducted by the companies within the Novo Group and to support scientific and humanitarian purposes.

The candidate should have a very good command over the English language.

Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing Ph.D. program.

Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded in the field of Nursing.

Scholarship Award: The Novo Nordisk Foundation awards up to three grants of DKK 1 mio., for the support of co-financed Ph.D. programs in nursing. The grant (approx. 2/3 of the expenses for the 3-year co-financed scholarship), must be supplemented with additional funding from another party (approx. 1/3 of the scholarship), eg. from hospitals, public and/or private funding agencies.

Please note, that the Novo Nordisk Foundation does not award scholarships to applicants who have already begun a Ph.D. program, as the purpose is to initiate new projects.

Scholarship can be taken in Denmark

Eligibility: The applicant must be a nurse and have a Master’s degree. At the evaluation, particular attention will be given to:

  • The applicant’s qualifications.
  • The research environment.
  • The supervision of the applicant.
  • The quality, originality, methods and feasibility of the project.

It is a requirement that the applicant is enrolled as Ph.D. student at a Danish university within a year from the approval of the co-financed Ph.D. scholarship. The project must be carried out at a university, hospital or other non-profit research institution in Denmark. The Novo Nordisk Foundation does not award scholarships for Ph.D. programs that have already been initiated. The applicant’s project description may well have been approved of by the Ph.D. school at the time of applying. However, this is not a requirement.

The requirements for attaining the Ph.D. degree follows the rules and regulations of the Ministry of Higher Education and Science (Uddannelses- og Forskningsministeriet), of September 1, 2013. The Ph.D. supervisor(s) and the hosting research institution must be stated in the application, and the supervisor(s) must have agreed to participate in the project.

Nationality: Applicants from Denmark can apply for Ph.D. Scholarships.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: The applicant must be a nurse and have a Master’s degree.

Test Requirement: No

English Language Requirement: The candidate should have a very good command over the English language.

Denmark Scholarships

How to Apply: The application should be completed and submitted via the foundation’s application system that can be accessed via the link on the left. It is important that the applicant carefully reads the “Information and Guidelines for Applicants” before initiating the application process, as this document contains the complete call as well as detailed instructions for the application process.

Application Form

Application Deadline: The application deadline is September 29, 2016.

Scholarship Link