Interuniversity Center for Social Science Theory and Methodology

Vacancies ICS Graduate School

We are recruiting PhD students for 13 different projects (start date September 1, 2023).
Please take into account the following deadlines for our application procedure:

  • Project descriptions* & job description available: Wednesday, March 15
  • Application portal opens**: Thursday, March 16
  • Application portal closes: Tuesday, April 11
  • Online pre-interviews (round 1): Monday, May 8 & Tuesday, May 9
  • Interviews in Utrecht (round 2): Wednesday, May 24 & Friday, May 26

Download ‘project descriptions
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* Project descriptions
The project description PhD Projects 2023 consists of:

  • Title of the project
  • Description of the research questions
  • Literature that supports the research question
  • Location of the project
  • Supervisors of the project

** You will need to upload the following documents:

  • CV including 2 references (contact data)
  • Letter of motivation (max. 2 pages)
  • Copy of your diploma (including grades), or in case you have not finished yet: an official  overview of your grades this far, or an expectation letter (including grades) from your thesis supervisor or study counselor, showing an estimated graduation date
  • Copy of your master thesis (or draft if you have not finished yet)
  • Reference letter(s) – optional

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