2018 PhD Grants in Democratic Governance in Belgium

The Department of Political Science and the Institute for European Studies of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) are hiring four PhD researchers for several projects on democratic governance.


  • Holder of a Master degree in Political Science or related field in Social Sciences and Humanities. Last year students are encouraged to apply, at the condition that they obtain their MA-degree before the start of the scholarship; i.e. October 1st, 2018.
  • A good command of English, both in writing and speaking.
  • Specific skills are required for each of the research themes (see below) .



The PhD grants are for four years. You will become an actively contributing member of the VUB’s Strategic Research programme on ‘Evaluating Democratic Governance in Europe’ and of the interuniversity Excellence of Science Project on ‘Representation and Democratic Resentment’.

Starting date is October 1st, 2018.

Deadline for applications is June 30, 2018.



Scholarship grant for 4 PhD researchers on democratic governance

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