PhD Fellowships at the Faculty of Law and Criminology in Belgium, 2019

Scholarship Description:

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.

Host College/University:

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.

Degree level:

Scholarships are available to pursue a PhD research program.

Field of Study:

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.

Nationalities:

  • Belgium and International students.
  • Scholarship can be taken in Belgium.

Eligibility Criteria:

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, 2019;
  • 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.

Applying procedure Instructions:  

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, 2019.
The foreseen starting date is September 1, 2019, or soon after.

Scholarship Official Web Links:

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Scholarship Deadline:

Feb 01, 2019.

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