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University of Gronigen PhD Scholarships in Culture Studies 2018

The Graduate School for the Humanities offers 5 PhD positions (for 4 years) in the Groningen Research Institute for the Study of Culture (ICOG).

Application Deadline: 13th May 2018

Eligible Countries: All

To Be Taken At (Country): The Netherlands

About the Award: As a PhD candidate, you are committed to conducting independent and original scientific research, to report on this research in international publications and presentations, and to present the final results of the research in a PhD dissertation.

ICOG consists of five Research Centres.

  • The Research Centre for Historical Studies
  • The Research Centre Arts in Society
  • The Centre for International Relations Research
  • The Centre for Media and Journalism Studies
  • The Centre for Research of the Americas


Type: PhD

Eligibility: Talented and ambitious researchers in the relevant disciplines.

Your qualifications are:
• a master’s degree in one of the five areas mentioned above, with an excellent academic record
• proven research abilities and affinity with the research topic
• excellent command of English and good academic writing skills.

Selection Criteria: PhD scholarship students are selected on the basis of their CV and their own research proposal.

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Award:  The amount of the scholarship is set so that students receive approximately €1750 net per month.

Duration of Program: Four years.

How to Apply: Please send your entire application (in English) as a single PDF-file until the deadline of 13 May 11:59 pm / before 14 May 2018 Dutch local time, by means of the application form.

Please upload your entire application as “letter of motivation attachment”.

The submission should contain the following:

  1. A cover letter introducing yourself, describing your motivation to conduct scientific research, and locating your research within one of the research groups
  2. A full CV demonstrating academic excellence, including publications and presentations (if applicable), and a copy of the data page of your passport
  3. A certified copy or scan of your MA diploma (or equivalent) and academic record
  4. A research proposal, focusing on the central research question to be addressed and the proposed method of approaching and answering this question (1500 words, tables and references excluded, and a project title)
  5. Names and contact details of two academic references.

Start date: 1 September 2018.

Interviews with selected candidates will take place in the last week of June 2018.

Visit the Program Webpage for Details

Award Providers: This programme is issued by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture, and Science (OCW) within the framework of the national PhD Scholarship Programme Experiment.

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