Deadline for Paasisavut is fast approaching

It’s time to apply if you want to be part of the Ph.D. competition Paasisavut. The deadline is December 1st.


By Nicoline Larsen


A personally arranged coaching course where the dissemination of your research is in focus. Broad exposure, that will make your research have an impact far beyond academia. Network. Experience with presenting on a large stage. And, of course, the opportunity to win DKK 25.000.


These are some of the advantages of participating in the Ph.D. competition Paasisavut.

Research that makes an impact

As a participant, you will present your research on a big stage in front of a live audience and an exceptional panel of judges. The show will be on KNR, so everyone in Greenland can learn more about your research.


You only have five minutes, and it’s about being the best at communicating your research in a way that everyone can understand. The PhD who is best at doing so wins Paasisavut and receives DKK 25,000.


Everyone who is writing or has completed a PhD on a subject relating to Greenland, and is enrolled at a Greenlandic or Nordic university, can apply. We pay travel costs and accommodation if you do not live in Greenland.


Please be aware that the application deadline is just around the corner, 1 December 2022.


You will find more information about Paasisavut and how to apply at

Winners, tell why you should apply

Paasisavut is inspired by the Danish format Ph.d. Cup, which for 10 years has been successful in making research relevant to people outside the academic world.


We asked some former participants in the Danish Ph.d. Cup to explain what you, as a PhD, gain from participating in a competition like Paasisavut.


At the top of this article is a short film with Andreas Sommerfeldt, who won his Ph.d. Cup in 2021. Here he tells what he got out of participating and why everyone should sign up for Paasisavut.


Watch more videos of past finalists explaining the benefits of participating on our YouTube page.


Paasiaavut is organized by Arctic Hub and Ilisimatusarfik – University of Greenland. If you are in Nuuk on 17 November, you can stop by Pikialaarfik from 14-16. We will put up camera equipment, help you record your video for the application, and get you started (or even finish) the short pitch about your research.


Read more about the event right here.