Doctoral Research Fellowships Within Internet Governance in Norway

Deadline: 15 August 2016
Open to:
applicants must hold a Norwegian master degree in law or its equivalent with excellent grades and excellent command of the English language, written and spoken
Fellowship: salary based on salary level 50 to 57 (NOK 430,500 to 483,700 – gross per year)


Two positions as doctoral research fellows in the field of Internet Governance are available at the Faculty of Law, Department of Private Law at University of Oslo.

Two positions as PhD research fellows are available, each for three years, to undertake research as part of the project “Security in Internet Governance and Networks: Analysing the Law” (SIGNAL). The project is funded by the Norwegian Research Council and UNINETT Norid AS. The appointees will work as part of a team at the Norwegian Research Centre for Computers and Law, University of Oslo, in collaboration with an interdisciplinary group of experts from other universities.

The period for each fellowship may be extended up to four (4) years, with teaching.

Supervision duties and research assistance constituting 25 % of the workload. A prerequisite for such an extension is that the appointee meets the current teaching needs of the Faculty of Law.


Fellows should meet the following criteria in order to be eligible:

  • Applicants must hold a Norwegian master degree in law or its equivalent. Other education at the same level may be accepted, based on an assessment in each case, if the education is highly relevant to the subject matter and remit of the SIGNAL project.
  • Admission to the PhD program requires the candidate to have excellent grades;
  • The project language is English and the applicants should, therefore, have an excellent command of the English language, written and spoken;
  • As the project leader will define more precisely the research agendas of the doctoral research fellows, applicants do not need to submit an extensive project proposal;
  • In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on the applicants’ assume academic and personal ability to complete their parts of the project within the given time frame;
  • A good command of a Scandinavian language is also an advantage, though not a condition.


  • Salary based on salary level 50 to 57 (NOK 430,500 to 483,700 – gross per year);
  • An inspiring, friendly and inclusive working environment;
  • Favorable pension arrangement;
  • Attractive welfare arrangements.

How to apply?

The applications should be submitted to the online recruiting system until 15 August 2016 and should include:

  • A letter of application (English);
  • Research proposal (maximum 5 pages);
  • Curriculum vitae with documentation of education, former positions, and academic work (English);
  • Certified copies of certificates, diplomas with all grades, and a complete list of publications;
  • An explanation of foreign university grading systems;
  • A full publication list (in English);
  • Up to three scholarly publications, with an overview indicating their relevance for this application.

For further information please contact the project leader, Professor Lee A. Bygrave at:

For more information, please visit the official website.

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