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PhD Scholarship for Research Project DelibRef in Denmark

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The University of Southern Denmark announces an exciting opportunity for aspiring scholars in the field of political science. This scholarship aims to support exceptional candidates interested in delving into the intricate dynamics between referendums and representative democracy. Under the supervision of Associate Professor Davide Morisi, successful applicants will embark on a journey of academic exploration within the stimulating environment of the Department of Political Science and Public Management.


This scholarship opportunity targets individuals with a profound interest in political science or related disciplines, offering them a platform to contribute to the understanding of democratic representation through rigorous research. The program seeks to nurture scholars equipped with strong quantitative skills and a passion for unraveling the complexities of political behavior and democratic processes. Through individual research proposals, candidates are encouraged to explore various facets of Subproject 1, focusing on the effects of referendums on democratic representation.


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The University of Southern Denmark (SDU), established in 1998, is a prominent institution known for its diverse academic offerings and world-class research activities. With five faculties – Humanities, Science, Engineering, Social Sciences, and Health Sciences – and approximately 32,000 students, SDU is a hub of learning and innovation. The university’s commitment to excellence is evident through its collaboration with industry, extensive research centers, and a well-equipped university library. SDU’s strategic focus on societal impact, talent development, and boundary-breaking initiatives underscores its dedication to shaping the future through high-quality education and cutting-edge research.

Application Deadline: Open

Brief Description

  • University or Organization: University of Southern Denmark, Odense
  • Department: Department of Political Science and Public Management
  • Course Level: PhD
  • Award: 3-year scholarship
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Number of Awards: NA
  • Nationality: International
  • The award can be taken in: Denmark


  • Eligible Countries: Open to all nationalities
  • Acceptable Course or Subjects: Any subject offered by the university
  • Admissible Criteria: Candidates must hold a master’s degree in political science or a related discipline and possess strong quantitative methods skills. Proficiency in Danish is desirable for conducting surveys and interviews with Danish citizens. Applicants must outline an individual research proposal related to Subproject 1.

How to Apply

Interested candidates are required to submit the following documents:

  1. Application form
  2. PhD project proposal (max. 12,000 characters)
  3. Abstract for the project proposal (max. 250 words)
  4. Detailed CV (max. 2 pages)
  5. Copies of master’s and bachelor’s degree certificates
  6. Information on teaching, dissemination, or scientific publication experience (if applicable)


Selected candidates will receive a monthly salary, including pension, along with office facilities and financial support for conference travels and research visits abroad. Additionally, successful applicants will become members of the Department’s Public Administration, Welfare, and Politics unit, and the Danish Centre for Welfare Studies, gaining access to a dynamic and internationally recognized research environment.


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