The Centre wishes to recruit a Ph.D. candidate with extensive knowledge of innovation studies, as well as demonstrated research capabilities and strong interest in the development of innovation research both theoretically and empirically. The candidate’s work will be situated with the Centre’s research programme ”Innovation.” This programme is focused on understanding the role of innovations in regional and national economic growth, the factors that determine innovations in resource-based economies, universities’ roles in innovation and societal processes, and the importance of innovations in societal transitions to sustainable technologies. -Applicants must hold a two years Master’s degree or equivalent in the social sciences or humanities. -The purpose of the Ph.D. Research Fellowship is research training leading to the successful completion of a doctoral degree. -The successful candidate will be automatically accepted for the research-training programme (Ph.D. programme) at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Oslo. -In addition to their own research work, fellows may be required to participate in teaching and/or administration activities connected to research and teaching at the Centre. -All work of this nature conducted will be compensated with equivalent extension of the duration of the research fellowship. -It is not possible to have extensions that exceed twelve months.