The Interuniversity Center for Social Science Theory and Methodology ICS offers fully funded PhD scholarships for a variety of projects. The PhD students will be appointed for a three or four-year period, with a formal evaluation at the end of the first year or after one year and a half. In this period the graduates will work on their individual project, leading to a doctoral dissertation.
The program (fully taught in English) will start September 1st, 2017
Excellent candidates who recently graduated or will graduate shortly in Sociology are invited to apply. Graduates in Psychology, Educational Sciences, Economics, Mathematics, Statistics or related disciplines are also encouraged to apply.
Conditions of employment
We offer a temporary full-time appointment for one or one and a half year. After a positive evaluation the appointment will be extended to four years maximum. The generous scholarship amounts to € 2191,- before taxes in the first year of the appointment, increasing to appr. € 2801,- before taxes in the fourth year. The salary is supplemented with an annual holiday payment of 8% and an end-of-year bonus of 8,3% per year. Other secondary conditions include a.o. a pension scheme, partially paid parental leave, and flexible employment conditions.
Tuition fees do not apply.
The Interuniversity Center for Social Science Theory and Methodology (ICS) is an internationally renowned Research Center and Graduate School in the field of Sociology, located in the Netherlands at the Universities of Groningen, Utrecht, Nijmegen and Amsterdam (UvA).
Extensive information on the ICS and the available PhD positions can be found on the ICS-website:
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How to apply
Applications, online only through the
, can be submitted until May 10th, 2017.
Interviews will be conducted on June 12th and June13th , 2017.
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