Five fully funded PhD student positions available
The Doctoral Program in Analysis of Social and Economic Processes (ASEP) of the University of Milano-Bicocca (Italy) is offering five fully funded PhD student positions, starting from November 1, 2017.
The ASEP Doctoral Program welcomes applications for admission from highly motivated candidates with a solid social science background and a strong interest in empirical research. Candidates should hold an Italian laurea magistrale or any equivalent foreign degree. Candidates who expect to obtain the required degree by October 31, 2017 are also eligible to apply for admission; accepted candidates who fail to meet this requirement, however, will lose their right to admission. Candidates are expected to be fluent in spoken and written English, which is the official language of the ASEP Doctoral Program.
Admission follows a public selection procedure based on qualifications and an oral examination. The examination will take place on September 13, 2017, starting from 10:00 am, in the De Lillo Room, Building U7, 2nd floor, Via Bicocca degli Arcimboldi 8, Milano, Italy. If necessary, the examination will continue on September 15, 2017, starting from 10:00 am.
About the Program
The ASEP Doctoral Program is one of the three doctoral programs in the Department of Sociology and Social Research of the University of Milano-Bicocca.
The ASEP Doctoral Program aims at training students for both scholarly and applied social research. Upon completion of the program, students will have the knowledge and skills required to design and carry out, in academic or non-academic settings, conceptually sound and methodologically rigorous empirical research on social and socioeconomic phenomena.
The ASEP Doctoral Program takes three years to complete. The first year is organized into two periods: the first (coursework period) is nine months long and devoted to coursework and the qualifying paper; the second (dissertation prospectus period) takes three months and is devoted to preparing the dissertation prospectus. The second and third years are completely dedicated to researching and writing the doctoral dissertation. The ASEP Doctoral Program has an international vocation. All activities are carried out in English, so that they are open to students from all countries. Moreover, students are required to spend 6 to 18 months abroad as part of their training and research.
All students admitted to the ASEP Doctoral Program receive a University scholarship of € 16,238.47 per year, gross of social security contributions. The amount of the scholarship is increased by 50% for any period of study or research abroad of at least 30 consecutive days, for a maximum of 18 months. Also, during the second and third years of the program, students may apply for a University research allowance equal to 10% of the amount of the scholarship per year. In addition to University funding, students can access special purpose grants provided by the Department of Sociology and Social Research. Specifically, students may apply for a yearly allowance of up to € 1,200 to cover travel expenses and conference fees, and a one-time allowance of up to € 2,000 to cover expenses related to summer school participation.
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