PhD scholarships Groningen Graduate School of Law (6.0 FTE)

Updated: about 1 month ago
Job Type: Temporary
Deadline: 11 May 2021

The offer concerns a scholarship for the duration of 4 years on the basis of the PhD Scholarship Programme. An annual evaluation takes place to see if the results are sufficient to obtain a PhD within the agreed time frame. The programme should be concluded with a dissertation, whether or not in the form of articles.

Information on the PhD Scholarship programme, including the amount of the scholarship and your rights and obligations can be found at: https://www.rug.nl/education/phd-programmes/phd-scholarship-programme/

Preferring starting date: 1 September/October 2021


You may apply until 10 May / before 11 May 2021 Dutch local time by means of the application form (click on "Apply" below on the advertisement on the university website).

Candidates should submit the following items (digitally):

● A motivation letter in which you describe why you wish to do this research, why you aim at performing this specific research, what makes you pre-eminently suitable to perform this research and, if possible, which supervisor you have in mind
● A curriculum vitae
● A list of marks or results belonging to the master degree (combine these into one file together with the English language test)
● The name of a reference or a recommendation relevant for academic performance
● A certified English language test for non-Dutch speakers*
● A research proposal of max. 4 A4 (including footnotes but excluding bibliography) consisting of the following elements:

i. The introduction of the central question
ii. The central question
iii. The relevant literature
iv. The methodology
v. The plan of approach
vi. The way the research fits into the faculty’s research programmes.
*a certified language test: CPE, CAE, IELTS or TOEFL; (IELTS > 7.0, all section scores should at least be 6.5 plus a writing score of at least 7.0; TOEFL > 100, all section scores should at least be 23 plus a writing score of at least 25).

You are exempt from proving proficiency in English if you:

● are a native speaker and have completed secondary education in one of the following countries: USA, UK, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia;
● have already completed a bachelor and master’s programme in one of the following countries: USA, UK, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia;

If English was the medium of instruction during your previous education, but you do not meet the above mentioned requirements for exemption, you are still required to prove your English proficiency by means of one of the tests as mentioned above.

Interviews with the selected candidates will take place in the week of 7 June.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our University. We are committed to building a diverse faculty so you are encouraged to apply. Our selection procedure follows the guidelines of the Recruitment code (NVP), https://www.nvp-hrnetwerk.nl/sollicitatiecode/ and European Commission's European Code of Conduct for recruitment of researchers, https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/charter/code

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