The Ghent University is seeking to fill four full-time, 40-months, fully-funded PhD fellowships as part of the ERC-funded research project “Righting Victim Participation in Transitional Justice” (ERC-2018-STG- 804154). The research project is a multi-disciplinary and multi-method study of the effects of victim participation in transitional justice processes.
The Ghent University is a public research university located in Ghent, Belgium. It was established in 1817 by King William I of the Netherlands. After the Belgian revolution of 1830, the newly formed Belgian state began to administer the university.
• Applications Deadline: Feb 01, 2021
• Course Level: The studentships are available to pursue a PhD research program.
• Study Subject: The DynaMOD project will focus on the increase of bottom current intensity in the presence of a seabed with a complex topography such as cold-water coral mounds.
• Nationality: Belgium and International students.
• Number of Awards: Not given
• The award can be taken in Belgium
Eligible Countries: The grant is available to Belgium and International students.
Entrance Requirements: In order to be eligible, applicants must
- Hold a master’s degree in law, social and political sciences, anthropology or a related discipline;
- Have obtained their degree at the time of application or demonstrate convincingly that they will have that degree in hand by July 1, 2021;
- Be fluent in English as their working language and as their primary publication language;
- Spend longer periods of time abroad for fieldwork and participate in international conferences.
Furthermore, applicants who meet the following conditions will be ranked higher during the assessment procedure
- Good knowledge of the field of transitional justice, victim-oriented approaches or related fields relevant to the project;
- Good knowledge of (at least one of) the other language(s) relevant to the preferred case study;
- Experience with fieldwork, ideally in post-conflict settings, or specifically in one of the four case studies;
- Experience with either ethnographic methods (such as participant-observation, interpretive research design); large-n analysis or legal analysis – and ideally a combination of these;
- Pre-existing networks relevant to the research and fieldwork.
In addition to these project specific elements, we expect candidates to
- Have the ability to work independently and in a team;
- Have excellent academic writing/presentation skills;
- Contribute to the general well-functioning of the team;
- Have some social media experience or interest therein;
- Work in a meticulous way and be able to manage deadlines.
How to Apply: To apply, please send us:
- A cover letter outlining how your professional and research experience is relevant for this project, your motivation, and which case study you wish to be considered for
- a detailed CV (including publication list if available)
- a transcript of your degree(s)
- If you have a foreign diploma in a language other than our national languages (Dutch, French or German) or English, please add a translation in one of the mentioned languages.
- a ‘Certificate of equivalence’ is required for diplomas awarded outside the European Union (This can be requested via www.naricvlaanderen.be/en).
- two letters of recommendation, and a writing sample on a related topic (10.000 words maximum, in English, ideally an academic or research paper).
Applicants are invited to submit these documents (as one pdf file) via email to tine.destrooper-at-ugent.be with the subject line “ERC PhD Application – name of the case study”.
The deadline for submission is January 14, 2021.
The foreseen starting date is September 1, 2021, or soon after.