The University of Amsterdam is currently accepting applications for the PhD Scholarship in drug policies. Only domestic students are invited to apply this scholarship. Successful applicants will be will be appointed for 1.0 fte (38 hours per week) for a period of 48 months at the Department of History, European Studies & Religious Studies of the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Amsterdam. He or she will receive a monthly salary maximum €2,744. To apply, entries must be submitted no later than 5 November 2015.
Research at the Faculty of Humanities is carried out by six research schools under the aegis of the Amsterdam Institute of Humanistic Research. The Amsterdam School for Culture and History (ASCH), one of the six research schools, currently has a vacant PhD position as part of the NWO-funded The Imperative of Regulation: local and (trans-) national dynamics of drug regulatory regimes in the Netherlands since the Second World War, led by prof. James Kennedy (promotor – UU) and dr. Gemma Blok (co-promotor and daily supervisor – UvA). Applications are now invited from excellent candidates who wish to conduct research on the history of Dutch drug policy.
The winning candidates will receive a gross monthly salary (on full-time basis) will be €2,146 during the first year to €2,744 during the fourth year, in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.
Level and Area of Studies
PhD degree in Drug policies.
Place of Study
The study will be taken in the Netherlands.
Eligibility and Criteria
Each of the scholarship applicants must satisfy the criteria as follow:
- a completed (R)MA or MPhil degree in a relevant field in the humanities;
- though the successful candidate must show an affinity and experience with historical research, candidates from various backgrounds in the humanities and social sciences are welcome to apply;
- excellent research skills;
- a thorough command of Dutch and English;
- excellent academic writing and presentation skills in English.
Only Dutch students are welcome to apply.
Application package must be including the materials as follow:
- a letter of motivation, stating why he/she wants to do this research (no more than one page);
- a full academic CV;
- a list of grades obtained for the Bachelor and Master (or equivalent) programmes;
- an outline of his/her research plans in a written report (ca 1000 words) providing an articulation of which strategies or focus he or she would like to give to the project (the NWO grant-proposal is available on demand).
5 November 2015.