PhD: Multi-level Politics in Europe, Vienna

Deadline: 31/05/2010
Open to: applicants with Master degree in Political Science or other disciplines relevant to the program
Fund: 850 Euro per month (tax-free)

The Department of Political Science, Institute for Advanced Studies in Vienna, offers a three-year postgraduate program aiming to explore the logic of political contestation in this setting of increasingly interwoven levels of governance.

The students are required to develop and carry out a PhD project on an issue related to the theme of the program. In addition to proposals addressing the multi-level nature of political contestation in contemporary Europe. The comparative projects focusing on politics at either the EU or the domestic levels alone are also accepted.

Besides pursuing their individual PhD projects, students are expected to participate in seminars held by the teaching staff of the Department and by international visiting professors. These seminars aim to provide thorough training in quantitative and qualitative methods and research design, central theories and approaches of comparative politics, and key issues of multi-level politics in contemporary Europe.

The postgraduate program in political science offers a wide range of advantages:
• A well-established system of internal coaching to support students in developing and completing their PhD projects;
• Excellent research facilities, including office space, modern IT equipment, library services, and academic support;
• Unique opportunities to meet and discuss with internationally-renowned visiting professors;
• Access to the full range of lectures and workshops taking place at the IHS.

* applicants with Master’s degree in Political Science or other disciplines relevant to the program (degrees should be received by October 2010);
* excellent command of the English language is essential since the working language of the program is English.

* Successful candidates will have access to fully-equipped office space at the institute and enjoy the full range of IHS support services;
* 8 fellowships of 850 Euro per month (tax-free), but participation in the program is also possible for a limited number of additional students with alternative sources of funding.

Application procedure
All interested interetsed applicants should submit:
1. the application from;
2. the motivation letter;
3. a current curriculum vitae;
4. a dissertation outline (6-10 pages);
5. scans of relevant academic certificates (BA, MA, MSc, Diploma etc.).

All the mentioned documents need to be submitted to the Department’s administrative manager Elisabet Torggler at: [email protected]

The closing date is 31st May 2010. Interviews with shortlisted candidates will take place in mid-June 2010.

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