PhD Scholarship in Leadership at Copenhagen Business School Denmark 2021

Copenhagen Business School invites applications for the PhD Scholarship in Leadership in Denmark for the 2021/22 academic year.

By announcing a scholarship in Leadership, the department of Organization wishes to strengthen its research capacity within this area. It seeks, for example, research proposals addressing one of the following themes:


  • in interaction and as practice
  • entrepreneurial organizations
  • complex projects and temporary organizations
  • shared and distributed leadership
  • and grand challenges
  • of organizational change and development
  • development activities

Worth of Award

  • The scholarships are fully salaried positions, according to the national Danish collective agreement.

It includes

  • tuition fees,
  • office space,
  • travel grants plus a salary, currently starting with per month app. DKK 27.568 up to DKK 33.293 depending on seniority, plus
  • a pension contribution totaling 17,1 %.


To be considered for the PhD Scholarship in Leadership, applicants

  • should have a basic training at the Master’s level (similar to the 3 + 2 Bologna process).
  • must have completed an M.A/M.Sc. either in Psychology, Business Administration and Psychology or a related social science or humanities field.
  • must be fluent in English.
  • should show interest in joining the Department’s research environment and demonstrate enthusiasm for working in the organization, highlighting, for example, relevant business, educational, and dissemination activities.
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Priority will be given to applicants with high grades from their universities. For enrollment in the PhD School, applicants must have received a grade of 10 or higher on the Danish 7-point grading scale on their master’s thesis.

How to Apply

  • A project description (max. 5 pages): This research proposal should contain a presentation of an original research question focusing on leadership, a description of the initial theoretical framework and research design including methodology and suggested empirical material as well as a work-plan in the form of a Gantt Chart, and finally a brief outline of how the project would fit within the Department of Organization.
  • Copies of a Master’s degree certificate or other certificates of a corresponding level.
  • Brief curriculum vitae (CV).
  • A list of papers and publications.
  • One copy of a selected written work (e.g. Master’s thesis).
  • Documentation for English language skills if English is not the mother tongue.
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Deadline: June 10, 2021.


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