Research Funding

The Greenland Research Council aims at supporting, promoting, and developing research environments as well as building research capacity in Greenland through allocating funds for starting up research projects.



PhD Scholarships

The general PhD programme consists of three-years of research following a Master’s Degree. PhD scholarships are announced annually in cooperation with Pinngortitaleriffik (Greenland Institute of Natural Resources).

In addition, the Government of Greenland has signed an agreement on establishing co-funded research fellowships with Danish research authorities.





A Postdoc typically refers to a temporary academic position held by a PhD candidate after the completion of their doctoral studies.


Industrial PhD

An Industrial PhD is a three-year business-oriented research and doctoral programme. It is a collaboration between a private company, a PhD candidate and a university, where the candidate is employed by the company while enrolled at the university. The candidate spends all their working hours on the programme and divides their time between the company and the university.

The agreement between the Government of Greenland and the Bank of Greenland Business Fund on Industrial scholarships offers two scholarships per year. All academic disciplines are applicable.

Sullissivik on Industrial PhD




Non-Profit Research Purposes (Pool C)

The Sports Betting and Lottery Fund invites applications for projects with non-profit research purposes. Note that only applications from residents , associations, organizations , companies, and authorities (etc.) based in Greenland will be accepted.

Sullissivik on Pool C