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PhD Scholarships in Multi-Agent Decision Making at University of Groningen in Netherlands, 2018

The Multi-Agent Systems (MAS) Group is inviting applications for PhD scholarship in Multi-Agent Decision Making in the Institute of Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Engineering (ALICE) at the University of Groningen.

The Multi-Agent Systems (MAS) Group aims to construct new theory and computational models of higher-order social cognition to enhance the development of intelligent interaction between people and computer systems by supporting their abilities to reason about one another.

The University of Groningen has an international reputation as a dynamic and innovative institution of higher education, offering high-quality teaching and research. Balanced study and career paths in a wide variety of disciplines encourage the 30,000 students and 5,500 employees to develop their own individual talents.

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Scholarship Description:

  • Applications Deadline: June 25, 2018
  • Course Level: Scholarship is available to pursue PhD programme.
  • Study Subject: Scholarship is awarded in Multi-Agent Decision Making.
  • Scholarship Award: The PhD student will be enrolled in the PhD Scholarship Programme and receive a scholarship of € 2,099 per month (gross) from the University of Groningen for a period of four years.
  • Nationality: Available to national and international students.
  • Number of Scholarships: One scholarship is available.
  • Scholarship can be taken in the Netherlands

Eligibility for the Scholarship: 

Eligible Countries: This scholarship is available to national and international students.

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must meet the following criteria:

Successful candidates will have completed a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in artificial intelligence, computer science, mathematics, logic, or theoretical economics. They have the good command of English (oral and written), are enthusiastic and have the ability to work in an interdisciplinary team, have a passion for science, are highly motivated, possess excellent communication skills and an affinity for writing scientific papers and delivering presentations. In addition to these general qualifications, specific research projects may require specific qualifications, to be discussed with the intended supervisors.

English Language Requirements: They have a good command of English (oral and written), are enthusiastic and have the ability to work in an interdisciplinary team, have a passion for science, are highly motivated, possess excellent communication skills and an affinity for writing scientific papers and delivering presentations.

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Application Procedure: 

How to Apply: Please upload your complete application in English as a single PDF-file until 24 June 23.59h / before 25 June 2018 Dutch local time. Please upload your entire application as “letter of motivation” by means of the application form (click on ‘Apply’ below on the advertisement on the university website).

The submission should contain the following:

  1. A cover letter introducing yourself, describing your motivation and qualifications to conduct scientific research, your expectations of the PhD programme and your choice for the particular project
    2. A full CV demonstrating academic excellence, including publications and presentations (if applicable), and a copy of your passport
    3. A certified copy or scan of your MSc diploma (or equivalent; provide a certified University letter stating when your graduation will be if between the application deadline and start of the project) and academic records
    4. Proof of sufficient competence in English
    5. Names and contact details of two academic references
    6. A research idea of 500 words. After the initial selection, only top candidates for the position will be invited to independently write a research proposal of no more than 2 pages in the context of the indicated research direction as listed above.

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