Interuniversity Center for Social Science Theory and Methodology

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

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NWO VIDI Grant for Gert Stulp

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

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ERC Starting Grant for research on how work careers develop – by Thijs Bol

Thijs Bol (associate professor UvA) received an ERC Starting Grant (€1,5 million) for his project From School to Career: Towards A Career Perspective on the Labour Market Returns to Education

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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

PhD Defense Sander Kunst

The title of his thesis is 'The educational divide in openness towards globalisation in Western Europe'

PhD Defense Nella Geurts

The title of her thesis is 'Puzzling pathways: The integration paradox among migrants in Western Europe'

PhD Defense Dragana Stojmenovska

The title of her thesis is 'Men’s Place. The Incomplete Integration of Women in Workplace Authority'.

PhD Defense Bram Hogendoorn

The title of his thesis is 'Divorce and inequality: Stratification in the risk and consequences of union dissolution'