The Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO) in Norway invites applications for a 2018 PhD Fellowship in humanities-based architectural research open to applicants who must hold a masters’s degree or equivalent in a field of relevance and must have some experience from architecture or humanities research and be proficient writers.

The Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO) is a specialized university and a leading international architecture and design school that provides education within architecture, landscape architecture, urbanism and design. AHOs fields of knowledge focus on design in all scales; objects, buildings, urban areas and landscaping.

The Institute of Form, Theory and History (FTH) teaches and researches architecture, architectural history and building heritage. The FTH faculty —counting approximately 30 architects, architectural historians, artists, and philosophers — engages on all academic levels: Undergraduate and graduate levels, and has a particular responsibility for the PhD program. FTH offers an executive Master in Building Heritage, as well as a Nordic executive Master in Architectural Heritage (NORMAK), a collaboration of Architecture School in the Nordic countries. The Oslo Centre for Critical Architectural Studies(OCCAS) is part of FTH.

Worth of Award

  • The PhD scholarship is fully funded and there is no tuition fee. The salary are NOK 460.900 for a full position. From the salary, there will be a mandatory deduction of 2% as a contribution to the State Pension fund (SPK). Normal employment conditions for state employees in Norway apply for the position.
  • A professionally stimulating working environment
  • Attractive welfare benefits and generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities.


  • Applicants must hold a masters’ degree or equivalent in a field of relevance for the call.
  • Applicants who do not have English or Scandinavian language as their mother tongue must submit documentation of their proficiency in English by the deadline of the application (TOEFL test or similar). Students with university studies where English comprised the major component of the studies are exempted from the requirement.
  • Applicants must have some experience from architecture or humanities research and be proficient writers.

How to Apply
Apply online. The application must include:

  • A letter of application describing why the applicant is qualified for this position (maximum two A4 pages.)
  • A preliminary project proposal that addresses the above themes, describing intended research questions and methods, of no more than 3000 words and no more than 15 pages and 10MB including illustrations.
  • An example of their own research writing
  • CV with a full summary of education, practice and academic employment, as well as copies of degree certificates
  • List of publications and academic work that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee
  • Please note that all documentation must be in English (or a Scandinavian language) and please limit the number of attachment to only the required documents.
  • Applications who do not fulfill the formal requirements will not be considered.

Deadline: applications close April 2, 2018

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