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Ph.D. Scholarships in the Social Sciences

European University Institute

Deadline for applications: 31 January 2021  

Applications are invited for fully-funded four-year Ph.D. grants for doctoral programmes in each of the EUI’s academic departments. Up to 150 grants are available for programmes starting in September 2021. 

Our doctoral programmes lead to Ph.D.s in EconomicsHistory and CivilizationLaw; and Political and Social Sciences. Dissertation work is closely supervised, and the structured four-year programme leading to the doctorate typically includes courses on methods and theory, topical seminars and workshops, and academic and professional development training. More than 85% of EUI researchers successfully defend their thesis. 

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For further information and to apply online before our 31 January deadline, please click through via the apply button on this advert. 

EUI researchers enjoy: 

  • Well-structured and fully-funded Ph.D. programmes 
  • A research environment that combines intellectual independence with close supervision, working groups, advanced training and courses 
  • A dynamic research community with visiting experts and high-level institutional and government actors from around the world 
  • Excellent research support facilities including an outstanding social science research Library, an on-site European Documentation Centre, and the Historical Archives of the European Union 
  • Access to an international network of alumni holding posts in academia (60%), national-level institutions (7%), EU institutions (5%), international organisations (6%), the private sector (2%),  law firms and NGOs (8.5%), and banks (1%)* 
  • An international, multi-lingual and culturally diverse campus near Florence, Italy 

*Alumni Destination Survey 2018  

About the EUI 

The European University Institute is an international postgraduate teaching and research institute. Its aim is to provide advanced academic training for doctoral and postdoctoral researchers and to foster research in fields that are of particular interest for the development of Europe. The Institute is composed of four departments—Economics, History and Civilization, Law, and Political and Social Sciences; the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies; the Max Weber Programme for Postdoctoral Studies; the School of Transnational Governance; and the Historical Archives of the European Union.   

Grants and tuition fees for Ph.D. candidates are covered by the national grant-awarding authorities of our contracting states. 

Qualification type: Ph.D. 

Location: Florence, Italy 

Funding for: UK students, EU students, international students 

Funding amount: Not specified 

Hours: Full-time 

Placed on: 1 November 2020 

Closes on: 31 January 2021  

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: Florence - Italy
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students, International Students
Funding amount: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: 10th November 2020
Closes: 31st January 2021
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