The recruitment and selection procedure for these full PhD scholarships
starts at _April 3rd_, 2017, with advertisements on Dutch and foreign
websites (such as academic transfer, academics.de and www.jobs.ac.uk
) and on the ICS website (www.ics-graduateschool.nl ).
The Interuniversity Center for Social Science Theory and Methodology
(ICS) is an institute for postgraduate studies of the Universities of
Groningen, Utrecht, Nijmegen and Amsterdam (Uva), in the Netherlands.
The ICS offers a postgraduate program for a small selection of excellent
graduates in one of the social and behavioral sciences (including
economics, history, mathematics or computer sciences). The structured
program consists of training in advanced theory construction and
research methods by means of courses, tutorials, and individual study.
Supervision and monitoring are intense: each PhD student is supported by
a personal supervision team and meetings on a regular basis. After four
years, our PhD students will have finished their dissertation and will
be well-prepared to enter the growing market for highly trained
researchers in the social sciences.
Training and thesis supervision are in English. As the ICS is a joint
venture of the universities of Groningen, Utrecht, Nijmegen and
Amsterdam (UvA), PhD students reside either in Utrecht, Groningen,
Nijmegen, or Amsterdam. Course locations alternate between Groningen,
Utrecht, Nijmegen, and Amsterdam, with PhD students commuting during the
period of each course.
ICS PhD students enjoy rather comfortable conditions, certainly compared
to opportunities for PhD students in other countries. The salary amounts
to appr. € 2191,- before taxes in the first year of the appointment,
rising to appr. € 2801,- before taxes in the fourth year. Tuition fees
do not apply.
We would like to ask you to search in your own network for recent
graduates who might be interested and who are highly qualified.
General information on the ICS and the structure of the program can be
found on the ICS-website: http://www.ics-graduateschool.nl 
Information on the available PhD positions can be found on:
Further information, if necessary, can be obtained via
Applications, online only, should be delivered through the ICS website
until May 10_th, 2017._
The interviews will be conducted on June 12th and June 13thth, 2017.