open until filled
Social Sciences, Sociology, Psychology, Economics, Education
University of Groningen
Groningen, Netherlands
2191 EUR

The Interuniversity Center for Social Science Theory and Methodology ICS offers fully funded PhD scholarships for a variety of projects. The PhD students will be appointed for a three or four-year period, with a formal evaluation at the end of the first year. In this period the graduates will work on their individual project, leading to a doctoral dissertation.
The program (fully taught in English) will start September 1st, 2017


Excellent candidates who recently graduated or will graduate shortly in Sociology are invited to apply. Graduates in Psychology, Educational Sciences, Economics, Mathematics, Statistics or related disciplines are also encouraged to apply.

Conditions of employment

The generous scholarship amounts to appr. € 2191,- before taxes in the first year of the appointment, increasing to appr. € 2801,- before taxes in the fourth year.
Tution fees do not apply.


The Interuniversity Center for Social Science Theory and Methodology (ICS) is an internationally renowned Research Center and Graduate School in the field of Sociology, located in the Netherlands at the Universities of Groningen, Utrecht, Nijmegen, and Amsterdam (UvA).

Additional information

Extensive information on the ICS and the available PhD positions can be found on the ICS-website:
Further information, if necessary, can be obtained via

How to apply

Applications, online only through the ICS website, can be submitted until May 10th, 2017.
Interviews will be conducted on June 12th and June 13th, 2017, in Utrecht.

"Absolutely essential for finding relevant conferences to present one's work and exchange ideas with other students. I found dozens of interesting events on CareersCampus ..."

Almuth Wietholtz, D.Phil. Comparative Social Policy, University of Oxford