Funding and Social Security

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Below and in the menu on the left you can find more information on funding issues during your PhD studies.

Applying for funding and planning how to fund your doctoral studies and later on possibly your research, is a part of the process and a vital skill for a researcher these days. At Hanken we give our doctoral students and researchers maximum support in identifying and applying for suitable funding.

From the beginning of 2017, Hanken will sign employment contracts with new doctoral students instead of funding them through scholarships. The employment contracts will be for 12 months with an option of a further 12 months, provided there has been good study progress.

After this period has expired, you have three main potential funding options:

1) External grant funding from one of the foundations supporting research in the areas relevant to Hanken PhD students, for example the Foundation for Economic Education

2) Employment in an externally funded project; this alternative is particularly relevant for late-stage doctoral students;

3) Scholarships from the Funds at Hanken can be applied for if/when these are announced. The scholarships are subject to availability.

All of these alternatives demand independent activity from you as a doctoral student in terms of applying for funding for your project. This is at the same time a learning process that prepares you for the challenges of postdoctoral professional life.

Regardless of funding format, all doctoral students at Hanken receive support and information about, and support on how to apply for external funding. The great majority of full-time Hanken PhD students get funding for the full 48 months of the programme.

It is also possible to work part-time and study part-time, this however might rule out the possibilities for full-time funding.

In the menu to the left you can find more information.

If you are an already admitted doctoral student, please see the information on Funding for doctoral students under Research.

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