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PhD Scholarships in History and the Social Sciences

European University Institute

Deadline for applications: 31 January 2022

Applications are invited for fully-funded four-year PhD grants for doctoral programmes in each of the EUI’s academic departments. Up to 150 grants are available for programmes starting in September 2022.

Our doctoral programmes lead to PhDs in Economics; History and Civilisation; Law; 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 87% of EUI researchers successfully defend their thesis.

For further information and to apply before our 31 January deadline, please visit our website via the apply button. 

Why do your PhD at the EUI?

EUI researchers enjoy:

  • Well-structured and fully-funded PhD 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
  • An inclusive, multi-lingual and culturally diverse campus near Florence, Italy
  • Access to an international network of alumni holding posts in academia (65%), international organisations (9%), other research (6%), private sector (6%), law firms (3%), national organisations (3%) and national central banks (3%)*

*Alumni Destination Survey 2021

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 Civilisation, 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 PhD candidates are covered by the national grant-awarding authorities of our contracting states.

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: Florence - Italy
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students, International Students
Funding amount: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: 1st November 2021
Closes: 31st January 2022
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