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PhD Research Fellowship in Eco- and Climate Psychology

University of Oslo


  • A master's degree or equivalent in psychology, or a cand. psychol. degree;

  • Applicants with grade points A or B on the ECTS scale will be qualified for admission to the PhD programme;

  • Excellent written or spoken English language skills.


The Department of Psychology, of the University of Oslo is offering one (1)  fellowship in wich candidates are exepted to develop a research according to a overall project description in Norway. The fellowship includes a salary based on salary grade 50-57 (NOK 430 500 - 483 700 per annum) as well as Membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund and welfare benefits. The application deadline is due to August 15, 2016.



A PhD research fellowship in Eco- and Climate psychology is available at the Department of Psychology, University of Oslo. The fellowship is part of an assembly of eco- and climate psychological research within the Cultural and Community Research Group at the Department led by Associate Professor Ole Jacob Madsen .

A major aim of the project is to showcase the relevance (and even shortcomings) of psychological perspectives on the challenges and resolutions regarding climate change due to anthropogenic activity. Potential candidates are expected to develop their own research project in accordance with the overall project description (available by contacting As. Prof. Ole Jacob Madsen) that suggests three potential paths that are respectively quantitative, qualitative and theoretical in their methodological approach and involve the subfields social-, cultural- and eco-psychology. Note that the three outlines are accommodating suggestions, and are not intended as exhaustive, and can be departed from if the applicant prefer other approaches to the subject field.

The proposed project should be feasible within the three/four years of employment and the annual project costs should not exceed NOK 20 000,- unless the applicant can prove funding from other sources.



We are looking for qualified and highly motivated candidates with the following requirements:

  • A master's degree or equivalent in psychology, or a cand. psychol. degree, qualifying for admission to the PhD programme at the Department of Psychology.
  • Applicants with grade points A or B on the ECTS scale will be qualified for admission to the PhD programme.
  • Excellent written or spoken English language skills.


Fellowship Value

  • Salary based on salary grade 50-57 (NOK 430 500 - 483 700 per annum). Allocated pay grade is normally 50 on appointment (depending on competence). 
  • Comprehensive PhD programme 
  • Membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • Good welfare benefits


The electronic application must include:

  • An application letter with a concise statement of research interests and how they relate to the project description.
  • A research proposal stating the research background, rationale, and the major aims for the PhD study (max 4 pages).
  • CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work).
  • Copies of educational certificates.
  • List of publications and academic work that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee. If publications are available, please attach PDF versions and descriptions of your contributions to them.

The application with attachments is to be delivered through the electronic recruiting system EasyCruit. International applicants must attach an explanation of their University's grading system and are advised to apply for NOKUT's general recognition of higher education. Please remember that all documents should be in English or a Scandinavian language.


Evaluation of the application

The applicants are assessed based on the documented qualification. Particular emphasis will be given to the scientific quality and the feasibility of the research proposal, and personal qualifications such as ability and willingness to collaborate with team members and capability to contribute to the project within the given timeframe according to the rules and regulations for admission to the Department's PhD programme.

Applicants may be invited for an interview during the selection process.

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