Vacancy for PhD Researchers on Democratic Governance, 2018, Brussels, Belgium


June 30, 2018

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The Department of Political Science and the Institute for European Studies of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) are hiring four PhD researchers for several projects on democratic governance.


  • Holder of a Master degree in Political Science or related field in Social Sciences and Humanities. Last year students are encouraged to apply, at the condition that they obtain their MA-degree before the start of the scholarship; i.e. October 1st, 2018.
  • A good command of English, both in writing and speaking.
  • Specific skills are required for each of the research themes see:


The PhD grants are for four years. You will become an actively contributing member of the VUB’s Strategic Research programme on ‘Evaluating Democratic Governance in Europe’ and of the interuniversity Excellence of Science Project on ‘Representation and Democratic Resentment’.

Starting date is October 1st, 2018.

Deadline for applications is June 30, 2018.


Questions regarding the PhD scholarships can be addressed to professor Kris Deschouwer (

Applications should include:

 . a letter of motivation clearly indicating for which of the theme(s) you are applying

. a full CV (including degrees obtained for each study year, the title of your MA-thesis, and, when applicable, a list of publications, relevant courses taken, and conference presentations)

. a project outline, including a central research question and research design (maximum two pages); if you apply for several of the themes, a project outline for each of them is needed

For more information click "LINK TO ORIGINAL" below.

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Publish Date
June 25, 2018
Link To Original