Interuniversity Center for Social Science Theory and Methodology

Vacancies ICS Graduate School

In Spring 2021 we will recruit PhD students for projects that start in September 2021.

Please read the general job description

Please take into account the following deadlines of our application procedure:

Project descriptions* available Wednesday, March 24
Application portal** opens Thursday, March 25, noon
Application portal closes Thursday, April 22, 23:59h
Interviews (probably online) Monday, May 31 & Tuesday, June 1
Start ICS PhD Training Program Wednesday, September 1

Part of the procedure may be that an initial informal interview will be held previous to the interview scheduled on May 31 and/or June 1.

*  Project descriptions
The project description PhD Projects 2021 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

** Application Portal
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

Please note you are forwarded to the application portal of the University of Groningen. However, you should check the project description first to see at which university your project is to be executed.

If you have any questions regarding our application procedure, please contact us via

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