|Funding for:||UK Students, EU Students, International Students|
|Funding amount:||For UK and international students, tuition fees will be paid and you'll receive a stipend (living allowance) tax-free per year for up to 3 years.|
|Placed On:||26th May 2023|
|Closes:||25th June 2023|
Project Title: Doubt as Existential Crisis
Lead Institute: Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Southampton
Main Supervisor: Professor Genia Schönbaumsfeld
Duration of the award: Three years
Start date: 25 September 2023 (February 2024 start is also possible)
A funded PhD position is available on Genia Schönbaumsfeld’s European Research Council Advanced grant, ‘The Ethics of Doubt – Kierkegaard, Scepticism and Conspiracy Theory’. This is an exciting opportunity for a researcher to work on a project that seeks to unify the theoretical and existential dimensions of scepticism by exploring the idea, due to Kierkegaard, that knowledge requires courage.
Core aims of the project are:
As a PhD student on this ground-breaking project, you will be working with the PI on one (or more) of these central aims. You should, therefore, have an interest in and, ideally, prior knowledge of, either Kierkegaard or scepticism (or both).
The following questions could be investigated:
The successful candidate is likely to have the following qualifications:
This project is funded by the European Commission and guaranteed by Innovate UK.
For UK and international students, tuition fees will be paid and you'll receive a stipend (living allowance) tax-free per year for up to 3 years.
Administrative contact and how to apply:
Please complete the University's online application form, which you can find at
You should add Professor Genia Schönbaumsfeld in section 2 of the online application form. To support your application provide an academic CV (including contact details of two referees), official academic transcripts and a research proposal including 2 writing samples.
Informal enquiries relating to the project or candidate suitability should be directed to Professor Genia Schönbaumsfeld:
Closing date: 25th June 2023
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