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PhD scholarships in Philosophy (EXPIRED)

Faculty of Philosophy, University of Groningen

Job category Graduate fellowship / Fixed term
AOS Open
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 3
Location University of Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands
Start date September 2017
Job description


Since its foundation in 1614, the University of Groningen has enjoyed an international reputation as a dynamic and innovative centre of higher education offering high-quality teaching and research. Balanced study and career paths in a wide variety of disciplines encourage the 30,000 students and researchers to develop their own individual talents. Belonging to the best research universities in Europe and joining forces with prestigious partner universities and networks, the University of Groningen is truly an international place of knowledge.

The Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Groningen is a vibrant, international community of excellent researchers. It consistently receives the highest evaluations both for research and for teaching among Philosophy departments in the Netherlands. The Faculty has three departments: History of Philosophy, Theoretical Philosophy, and Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy.


We offer three three-year scholarships to complete a PhD in Philosophy. Applications are invited from high quality prospective PhD students with a good fit with the research specialisms and expertise of our academic staff. Information about the Faculty of Philosophy and our staff can be found on the Faculty website .


Candidates should have completed a master’s degree in Philosophy, preferably a two-year research master or equivalent, by 1 September 2017. They should have an excellent academic record, a very good command of English, and strong academic writing skills.

Scholarship conditions

The successful candidates will receive a grant of €1,700 per month, with wage tax and social insurance premiums already deducted. They will be required to be resident in Groningen and will be enrolled in the Graduate School of Philosophy. They will initially be offered a scholarship of one year; prolongation of the scholarship for a further two years is contingent on sufficient progress in the first year.

Information about the Graduate School of Philosophy.

General information about the University of Groningen’s PhD scholarship programme

The preferred starting date is September 2017, or as soon as possible thereafter.

How to apply

You can apply for these scholarships until 19 May 2017, by means of the application form (go here and click on 'Apply' at the bottom of the page).

Your application should include:

  • a brief letter of motivation
  • a CV, including contact details of two academic referees
  • a research proposal of up to 2000 words, including a list of potential supervisors at the Faculty of Philosophy
  • a writing sample of no more than 5000 words, such as an essay or part of a master’s thesis
  • transcripts of your academic degrees.

Further information

Candidates who require further information can contact Professor Bart Streumer, Director of Graduate Studies in Philosophy, b.streumer@rug.nl. Please do not use this email address for applications.

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply http://www.rug.nl/research/gradschool-philosophy/p...
Hard deadline May 19, 2017, 11:59pm CET
Web address for more information http://www.rug.nl/research/gradschool-philosophy/p...
Contact name Bart Streumer
Contact email
Time created April 28, 2017, 9:09am EST
Scheduled expiry date May 19, 2017, 11:59pm CET
Expired on May 21, 2017, 12:46am CET
Last updated July 20, 2017, 3:00pm EST
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