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Keen interest in Ph.D. scheme for the public sector

In the course of 2014, public enterprises and organisations will be able to apply for funding from the Research Council for an employee seeking to pursue a doctoral degree in a subject relevant to the enterprise’s area of responsibility. The new scheme is modelled on the Industrial Ph.D. scheme launched in 2009.

Photo: Andreas B. Johansen “The response indicates that many doctorates will be completed in upcoming years to the great benefit of public stakeholders and public sector innovation activities,” says Arvid Hallén. (Photo: Andreas B. Johansen)

 

Widespread response

“It is very encouraging to see the amount of feedback we have received from all segments of the public sector,” says Arvid Hallén, Director General of the Research Council of Norway.

“The response indicates that many doctorates will be completed in upcoming years to the great benefit of public stakeholders and public sector innovation activities,” he states.

Close links to priority budget initiative

Mr Hallén points out that there is a close connection between the Public Sector Ph.D. scheme and the Research Council’s priority budget initiative, “Active and healthy for many years”.

“The budget initiative is aimed at better equipping society to meet the challenges that will arise from the rising proportion of elderly among the population. Among other things, we will need to ensure that we have a sufficient labour force in place at all times,” he says.

Nearly half of those who have expressed interest in the new Ph.D. scheme represent municipal or county administrations. The topics proposed for research extend across a broad range of subjects.

Public Sector Ph.D. scheme
  • To be eligible for the Public Sector Ph.D. scheme, candidates must have received confirmation of admission to an organised doctoral degree programme at a degree-conferring institution that has the same quality requirements and guidelines as other doctoral degree programmes. 
  • The doctoral research project must be aligned with the long-term competency needs of the organisation.
  • The first call for proposals is planned to be issued during the first half of 2014. More information and the call itself will be published on the Research Council website.

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