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Ph.D. Scholarship at The Faculty of Economics and Business at The University of Groningen 2018, Netherlands

Publish Date: Feb 06, 2018

Deadline: Feb 18, 2018

Ph.D. Scholarship at The Faculty of Economics and Business at The University of Groningen


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. Belonging to the best research universities of Europe and joining forces with prestigious partner universities and networks, the University of Groningen is truly an international place of knowledge.

Faculty of Economics and Business

The Faculty of Economics and Business offers an inspiring study and working environment for students and employees. International accreditation enables the Faculty to assess performance against the highest international standards. It also creates an exciting environment of continuous improvement. FEB's programmes, academic staff and research do well on various excellence ranking lists.

SOM, the graduate school and research institute of the Faculty of Economics and Business, has 5 PhD scholarships available.

Scholarship opportunities

The graduate school offers four-year (or three-year for students with a research master background) PhD scholarships to excellent candidates who recently graduated.

To stimulate innovative, interdisciplinary research projects and foremost to contribute to solving complex societal challenges FEB has established seven so-called signature areas research communities where several researchers with proven track records, and oftentimes different backgrounds, work on joint research projects. Candidates are encouraged to define/develop their own research ideas within one of these signature areas.Examples of research questions with a large scientific and societal relevance include:

  • What makes businesses, regions, and countries more resilient?
    How to reduce inequality across and within countries?
  • What determines health inequality and how can we reduce it through prevention?
  • How to translate creativity into sustainable innovations?
  • How can boards of directors help in achieving sustainable firm performance?
  • How can we handle the digitalization of society?
  • How can market design and logistic networks assist consumers and firms to make more sustainable choices?


The ideal candidate is ambitious, highly motivated and wishes to make a career in research. He or she has a thorough training in research skills, speaks and writes English fluently and has obtained excellent results in the master phase.Candidates should have a Master degree in Economics or Business or another master degree sufficiently related to research within one of our signature areas.

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