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PhD Scholarships 2020 in Philosophy of Mind/Philosophy of Cognitive Neuroscience, Denmark

Publish Date: Aug 23, 2020

Deadline: Oct 02, 2020

PhD scholarship in Philosophy of Mind/Philosophy of Cognitive Neuroscience

The Department of Communication, Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark, invites applications for one PhD scholarship. The scholarship is fully funded for 3 years and will be filled on 1 January 2021 or as soon as possible after that.

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The 3-year position is funded by the DFF Project grant "The Functional Role of Perception of Movements". The PhD student will be employed to work on the subproject ”The function of sense of agency” and supervised by Associate Professor Thor Grünbaum. The aim of the subproject is to analyse and rationally support assumptions concerning the function of conscious access to motor signals and their role in motor learning in the light of recent philosophy of consciousness and skills. The successful applicant will have formulated a PhD project that fits the general project description of the grant and the current research of Thor Grünbaum.

The PhD student will be part of the research group CoInAct ( and the Section for Philosophy at the Department of Communication ( The student will be expected to actively participate in regular research group meetings and other research actvities in CoInAct and the Section of Philosophy.

For further information about the position, please contact Thor Grünbaum,

Admission requirements

Applicants need to hold a two-year Master's degree (120 ECTS) or the equivalent.

Applicants must send pre-approval of their thesis if it’s not completed at the time of the application deadline.

Applicants with a non-Danish Master's degree will have their degree assessed by the Ministry of Higher Education and Science in order to establish that their Master's degree is equivalent to a Danish Master's degree. 

Qualification Requirements

The applicant’s qualifications for the scholarship are evaluated by the applicant’s general educational and academic background.  Grade average, thesis grade, language competencies, publications, and other academic activities will be taken into account.

In addition, the proposed PhD project and study plan will be evaluated with regard to originality, choice of theory and method, disciplinary relevance, and prospects for completion within the required timeframe of 36 months.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to reflect on how their project relates to present research activities at the department.

Communication skills

Excellent communication skills in English are essential and applicants must speak and write academic English. The administration may ask applicants to document their proficiency in English at any time in the recruitment process, if considered necessary.

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