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 Grants for 2 ICS researchers: Fenella Fleischmann (UvA) & Zoltán Lippényi (UG)

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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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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 Marija Dangubic

The title of her thesis is 'Rejecting Muslim minority practices: Principles and prejudices'

PhD Defense Sara Cvetkovska

The title of her thesis is ‘Lines in the Shifting Sand: The Implications of Being Tolerated’

PhD Defense Maaike Hornstra

The title of her thesis is 'Going beyond the dyad: Adult intergenerational closeness after divorce and remarriage'

PhD Defense Wouter Kiekens

The title of his thesis is 'Sexual and gender minority youth’s mental health and substance use: Disparities, mechanisms, and protective factors'

PhD Defense Carlijn Bussemakers

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