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PhD Scholarship in Drug Policies at University of Amsterdam in Netherlands, 2016

University of Amsterdam is inviting applications for PhD scholarship in drug policies. The PhD candidate 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. Initially a contract will be given for 12 months, with an extension for the following 36 months on the basis of a positive evaluation. The intended starting date of the contract is 1 January 2016. The application deadline is 5 November 2015.

Study Subject(s): Scholarship is provided in Drug policies at a local level at University of Amsterdam.
Course Level: Scholarship is available for pursuing PhD degree level at University of Amsterdam.
Scholarship Provider: University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Scholarship can be taken at: Netherlands

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Eligibility:  The successful applicant must have:
-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.

Scholarship Open for International Students: The students of Netherlands can apply for the scholarship.

Scholarship Description: 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.

Number of award(s): Not Known

Duration of award(s): The PhD candidate 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. Initially a contract will be given for 12 months, with an extension for the following 36 months on the basis of a positive evaluation. The intended starting date of the contract is 1 January 2016.

What does it cover? The 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.

Selection criteria: Not Known

Notification: Not Known

How to Apply: Applications for the PhD position should include:
-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).
Applications may be submitted no later than 5 November 2015 by sending your application via Solliciteren2015-FGW-at-uva.nl.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 5 November 2015.

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