Interuniversity Center for Social Science Theory and Methodology

We are a leading research center and graduate school in the Netherlands.

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Latest news

Volkswagen Foundation Grant for Basak Bilecen

Project 'Do migrants in Europe age well? A mixed methods and intervention study in four countries (MIG-AGE)’ rewarded

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In the spotlight

NWO VIDI Grant for Gert Stulp

Research proposal 'Understanding fertility outcomes by quantifying the (un)predictable' funded

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Our PhD Program

The ICS PhD program is designed for graduates in sociology or related disciplines who would like to acquire a PhD degree and pursue a scientific career. We hire graduates in social, behavioral, and economic sciences and in some cases other sciences such as computer sciences or mathematics.

As a leading institute we provide:

  • full four-year positions
  • more than 10 vacancies a year at 4 universities in the Netherlands
  • a structured program with training in advanced theory construction and research methods by means of courses, tutorials, and individual study
  • support by a personal supervision team and meetings on a regular basis

Upcoming events

Inaugural Lecture prof. dr. Fenella Fleischmann (UvA)

The title of her inaugural lecture is ‘Believing and belonging in multicultural Europe: A minority perspective’.

PhD Defense Carlijn Bussemakers

The title of her thesis 'The interplay between adverse experiences and parental resources for children’s educational attainment'

PhD Defense Evi Velthuis

The title of her thesis is '‘To tolerate or not to tolerate?’ Reasons for tolerance of minority group practices among majority members in the Netherlands and Germany'