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 Open Competition (Social Sciences and Humanities program) grant for Andreas Flache

The grant will be used to conduct the project SPIN-OUT: Predicting and preventing a SPiral of mutually reINforcing negative OUTgroup attitudes (spin-out) in multi-ethnic classrooms.

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VENI grants for Gerine Lodder (RUG) and Sara Geven (UvA)

The Proximity Project: Loneliness in Adolescence Explained by Social Relations and Social Appraisals

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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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