Full PhD scholarships at ICS


Unique opportunity for excellent graduates in one of the social sciences to obtain a full four-year PhD scholarship at ICS for year group 2016.

The Interuniversity Center for Social Science Theory and Methodology
(ICS) is an institute for postgraduate studies of the Universities of Groningen, Utrecht, and Nijmegen, in the Netherlands. The ICS offers a postgraduate program for a small selection of excellent graduates in one of the social and behavioral sciences (including economics, history, mathematics or computer sciences). The structured program consists of training in advanced theory construction and research methods by means of courses, tutorials, and individual study. Supervision and monitoring are intense: each PhD student is supported by a personal supervision team and meetings on a regular basis. After four years, PhD students will have finished their dissertation and will be well-prepared to enter the growing market for highly trained researchers in the social sciences.

Training and thesis supervision are in English. As the ICS is a joint venture of the universities of Groningen, Utrecht, and Nijmegen, PhD students reside either in Utrecht, Groningen, or Nijmegen. Course locations alternate between Groningen, Utrecht and Nijmegen, with PhD students commuting during the period of each course.

ICS PhD students enjoy rather comfortable conditions, certainly compared to opportunities for PhD students in other countries. The salary amounts to appr. €2173,- before taxes in the first year of the appointment, rising to appr. € 2778,- before taxes in the fourth year. Tuition fees do not apply.

General information on the ICS and the structure of the program can be found on the ICS-website: http://www.ics-graduateschool.nl

Information on the available PhD positions can be found on: http://www.ics-graduateschool.nl/vacancies/

Further information, if necessary, can be obtained via ICSapplications.fsw@uu.nl

Applications, online only, should be delivered through the ICS website until May 9th, 2016.

The interviews will be conducted on June 6th and June 7thth, 2016.
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