YouGov PhD scholarship

University of Cambridge - Department of Politics and International Studies

The Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS) at the University of Cambridge invites applications from Home/EU students for a scholarship to undertake a three-year PhD in a field related to the study of public opinion, starting in the 2017-18 academic year. The scholarship will pay the full cost of study and living in Cambridge for the three-year course.

The scholarship is funded by a donation from YouGov, as part of its partnership with the POLIS department (embodied in the YouGov Centre for Public Opinion and Policy Research within POLIS). The exact emphasis of the PhD project to be funded by the scholarship is, in principle, open. However, we particularly welcome projects focusing on policy research and/or British politics. Projects proposing to use public opinion research to study substantive questions in Politics or International Relations will also be favourably looked at. The holder of the scholarship will be expected to participate in the activities of the YouGovCentre.

If you have questions about the nature of the scholarship or the potential projects that qualify for it, then please contact Dr Pieter van Houten ( For procedural questions, please email

For information on the PhD program in the POLIS department, see For information on the YouGov-POLIS partnership, see

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years.

The POLIS PhD entry requirements, as well as instructions on where to start your application, can be found here:

To apply for the YouGov scholarship, please indicate that you wish to be considered in the 'Funding' section of the PhD GRADSAF.

The deadline for the application is 31st January 2017.

Please quote reference UE10831 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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