Doctoral Researchers, Eligibility Criteria
The Ph.D. candidates will be selected in the framework of the regular Ph.D. recruitment procedure for the Department of Political and Social Sciences (SPS), as they will also have to register with the department’s doctoral programme. The selected candidates will participate fully in the regular EUI Ph.D. programme and will be expected to fulfil the same requirements as other doctoral researchers in the SPS department. Unlike other EUI Ph.D. candidates, however, they will be financed by the ERC project and prepare their dissertation in the framework of the project.
- The doctoral programme for all Ph.D. candidates, including the three ERC-funded candidates, starts on 1 September 2021.
- Master's degree (or equivalent) in Sociology, Comparative Politics, Public policy, Social policy, Economics, or related field, to be completed by 31 August 2021.
- Interest in EU social policies, particularly in relation to poverty reduction, employment growth, and the life course (some prior research experience an advantage);
- Orientation towards quantitative empirical analysis, involving applied socio-economic analysis using STATA/R (research streams 1–2);
- An understanding of statistical analyses using pooled time-series data and/or longitudinal survey data an advantage (research streams 1–2);
- Prior experience with mixed-methods and qualitative reform process tracing (research stream 3);
- Readiness to work in a team of researchers and to enrol in the regular EUI Ph.D. programme.
No separate funding application is required. SPS Candidates that wish to apply for the WellSIRe scholarships must select the relevant option on the 'Funding Authorities' section of the online application form.