Interuniversity Center for Social Science Theory and Methodology

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

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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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ICS sociologists work on corona-related issues

ODISSEI & UU grant for ICS researchers

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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

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