Utrecht University, Netherlands invites online Application for number of Fully Funded PhD Degree at various Departments. We are providing a list of Fully Funded PhD Programs available at Utrecht University, Netherlands.
Eligible candidate may Apply as soon as possible.
(01) PhD Degree – Fully Funded
PhD position summary/title: PhD position Educational Sciences (1,0 FTE)
You are a talented and enthusiastic upcoming researcher with an affinity for designing educational innovations. As a PhD student, you will be the project leader of one of the two subprojects within the NRO-funded project “The role of teacher dashboards in the development of students’ self-regulation skills”. You will do research at the highest scientific level in a nice and open environment. Do you want to contribute to better support for teachers in developing self-regulation skills in their students? Then apply as a PhD student to this project!
Deadline : 31 October 2022
(02) PhD Degree – Fully Funded
PhD position summary/title: PhD – IT consultancy position in Supply Chain Exploration for Energy Efficiency in Big Data (1.0 FTE)
SummaView and Utrecht University are offering a five-year dual PhD-IT consultancy position in the field of data governance. SummaView is an organization that supports customer organizations in providing insights into their vast amounts of data; not by gathering more, but by providing only the essential. SummaView and Utrecht University are collectively concerned with the amounts of energy that are consumed by data. A Carnegie Mellon University study concluded that the energy cost of data transfer and storage is about 7 kWh per gigabyte. Saving and storing 100 gigabytes of data in the cloud per year would result in a carbon footprint of about 0.2 tons of CO2.
Deadline : 27 September 2022
(03) PhD Degree – Fully Funded
PhD position summary/title: Two PhD Positions in Philanthropy, Justice, and Sustainability Governance (1.0 FTE)
Utrecht University has opened two new full-time four-year positions for doctoral (PhD) researchers in the field of philanthropy, justice, and sustainability governance. The two doctoral researchers will become part of a major new research project investigating the role of philanthropic foundations in shaping justice discourses and practices in global sustainability governance being led by Dr Agni Kalfagianni. The project, titled “Beyond Giving: Philanthropic Foundations as Agents of Justice in Global Sustainability Governance? (BEYOND GIVING)”, runs over 4,5 years (2023-2027), and is funded by the Dutch Research Council (NWO).
Deadline : 16 October 2022
(04) PhD Degree – Fully Funded
PhD position summary/title: PhD position: Transformative power of social innovation in just climate transitions (0.8 – 1.0 FTE)
Are you interested in the social and political dimensions of sustainability, climate change and innovation? Do you want to understand the transformative power of social innovation and how power relations develop and interact with just climate transitions? We have a PhD-project available that will focus on these themes, at Utrecht University’s Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development, within the section of Innovation Studies.
Deadline : 3 October 2022
(05) PhD Degree – Fully Funded
PhD position summary/title: Two PhD positions in the field of climate dynamics (1.0 FTE)
The Atlantic Ocean Circulation, in particular its zonally averaged component called the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC), is one of the tipping elements in the climate system. The AMOC is sensitive to freshwater perturbations and may undergo a transition to a climate disrupting state within a few decades under continuing greenhouse gas emissions. The potential climate impacts of such a collapse are enormous and hence reliable estimates of the probability of its occurrence before the year 2100 is crucial information for policymakers.
Deadline :3 October 2022
(06) PhD Degree – Fully Funded
PhD position summary/title: PhD position: The role of Utrecht University Geosciences in the Dutch colonial and postcolonial order (1.0 FTE)
Applicants are invited for a PhD position to chart and evaluate the role of the Utrecht University Geosciences (Human Geography, Earth Sciences and Physical Geography) in sustaining the Dutch colonial order in Indonesia and Surinam. In addition, the project will study how these colonial practices were re-shaped in a postcolonial order after Indonesian independence (1945-1949). The project’s goal is to use these empirical findings as an invitation to debate postcoloniality in the geosciences.
Deadline : 1 November 2022
(07) PhD Degree – Fully Funded
PhD position summary/title: PhD position on “Fostering inclusive economic growth through public procurement for innovation and sustainability.” (1.0 FTE)
You will investigate a number of instruments for use by contracting authorities to foster inclusive economic growth, including those relating to the supplier (e.g., intermediation and market consultation) and those for internal decision-making (e.g., value cases and voluntary standards). Your research will be primarily empirical in nature and create strong contributions to emerging theory in public procurement of innovation and sustainability.
The project is part of external link a four-year, €2.74M Research and Innovation Action under Horizon Europe. DemoTrans is comprised of an interdisciplinary consortium from six leading research groups across four European research universities. You will work along other PhD candidates, including with those at the
Deadline : 4 October 2022
(08) PhD Degree – Fully Funded
PhD position summary/title: PhD position in techno-economic assessment and cost optimization for underground seasonal thermal storage (1.0 FTE)
The EU aims to have a net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) economy by 2050, with a 55% reduction from 1990 levels by 2030. Presently, heating and cooling represent around 50% of the final energy demand in Europe and are mainly supplied by fossil fuel-derived energy. A challenge for decarbonizing heat systems is the size of the seasonal mismatch between demand for heat and heat generation from sustainable sources. Optimizing sustainable heat requires storing large amounts of heat to account for seasonal supply and demand fluctuations. Various technologies have been proposed for large-scale heat storage in geothermal reservoirs, and low-temperature storage is routinely applied.
Deadline : 31 October 2022
(09) PhD Degree – Fully Funded
PhD position summary/title: PhD Position in Marine Palynology & Palaeoceanography (1.0 FTE)
The project is highly multidisciplinary and collaborative. The main goal is to determine the drivers of variability in nutrients, primary productivity and carbon fluxes in the Norwegian Trench/North Atlantic systems from recent times back into the past, beyond the observational record. You are expected to generate multiple records of organic-walled dinoflagellate cyst assemblages, pollen and spores from sediments, which will be cored from the Norwegian Trench. In addition, the project will involve the generation of inorganic (XRF) and organic geochemical biomarker records from the same sedimentary records, which will complement the reconstruction of ecosystem, environment and climate variability. A personalised training programme will be set up, mutually agreed on recruitment, which will reflect the candidate’s training needs and career objectives. As part of this training, up to 10% of your time will be dedicated to assisting in the BSc and MSc teaching programmes of the Earth Sciences department.
Deadline : 17 October 2022
(10) PhD Degree – Fully Funded
PhD position summary/title: PhD Position (4 Years, 1.0 FTE) ‘Provinzenjudung: Local Socio-cultural dynamics and the Holocaust in The Netherlands’ (1925-1950)
Over a third of the approximately 104,000 deported Dutch Jews came from small towns and villages. While academic literature presents the Holocaust in the Netherlands as a linear, streamlined Nazi-attack on Jews, centered in Amsterdam and other big cities of Western Holland, a plethora of new local studies indicates local differentiations. However, their scope is restricted as they fail to come up with a more comparative or general analysis. The aim of our research project is to reconstruct the ‘Provinzentjudung’, understood as the persecution of Jews outside the urban centers of Western Holland, and to clarify how local, communal dynamics intersected with patterns of persecution.
Deadline : 21 October 2022
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(11) PhD Degree – Fully Funded
PhD position summary/title: PhD Position (4 Years, 1,0 FTE) ‘Provinzenjudung: Local political dynamics and the Holocaust in The Netherlands’ (1925-1950)
The section Political History of the department of History and Art History of Utrecht University is looking for a highly motivated PhD student with a background in contemporary history and a particular interest in the study of modern conflict and mass violence. The candidate will work on the interconnectedness of local political dynamics and the Nazi-persecution of Jews in the Netherlands outside the urban centers of Western Holland.
Deadline : 21 October 2022
(12) PhD Degree – Fully Funded
PhD position summary/title: PhD position on receptive multilingual communication (1,0 FTE)
The PhD project will be concerned with the analysis of receptive multilingual meetings of participatory bodies in academic settings, in order to understand and improve communicative effectiveness. As part of the programme, internationals will be taught receptive Dutch, and Dutch locals will be taught to adapt to and anticipate multilingualism. At both ends, different cultural backgrounds are taken into consideration as well. This project aims to develop effective strategies for learning and using receptive multilingual communication among highly educated learners. The results can be used for developing language learning methods and help institutions create a more inclusive international environment.Check out the following links for more info on the awarded project, the preparatory project on multilingualism at Utrecht University and Utrecht University’s bilingual language policy.
Deadline : 16 October 2022
(13) PhD Degree – Fully Funded
PhD position summary/title: PhD Platformisation of Education (1.0 FTE)
The department of Media & Culture Studies at Utrecht University recruits a PhD student for a research project on “Platform infrastructures and the shaping of public education” which is part of the larger Spinoza-funded research program Governing the Digital Society, chaired by prof. dr. José van Dijck. Platformisation of education—the embedding of digital platforms into educational practices—unfolds through increasingly complex integrations of local European educational technology (‘edtech’) companies and global American providers of platform infrastructures like Google (Alphabet), Amazon, and Microsoft. This project will critically investigate how these integrations are shaping and governing public education and use its findings for furthering our understanding of the power of platforms and how they should be governed.
Deadline : 15 November 2022
(14) PhD Degree – Fully Funded
PhD position summary/title: PhD Position in User-Centred Recommender Systems (0.8 -1.0 FTE)
In this research project, you will investigate how users and current (commercial) recommender systems respond to one another, and study which mechanisms help to encourage users to actively choose what they want instead of passively following suggestions. Methods for doing so include qualitative and quantitative user studies, data analysis and design science. The position includes research as well as teaching, where the teaching commitments account for 30% of employment time. You will be involved in supporting the preparation of Bachelor’s and Master’s courses offered by the Department of Information and Computing Sciences. Furthermore, you will teach such courses in class and supervise student theses.
Deadline : 21 October 2022
About Utrecht University, Netherlands – Official Website
Utrecht University is a public research university in Utrecht, Netherlands. Established 26 March 1636 (385 years ago), it is one of the oldest universities in the Netherlands. In 2018, it had an enrolment of 31,801 students, and employed 7,191 faculty and staff. In 2018, 525 PhD degrees were awarded and 6,948 scientific articles were published. The 2018 budget of the university was €857 million.
Utrecht University counts a number of distinguished scholars among its alumni and faculty, including 12 Nobel Prize laureates and 13 Spinoza Prize laureates. Utrecht University has been placed consistently in the top 100 universities in the world by prominent international ranking tables. The university is ranked the best university in the Netherlands by the Shanghai Ranking of World Universities 2019, ranking 13th in Europe and 49th in the world.
The university’s motto is “Sol Iustitiae Illustra Nos,” which means “May the Sun of Righteousness Enlighten Us”. This motto was gleaned from a literal Latin Bible translation of Malachi 4:2. Rutgers University, having historical connections with Utrecht University, uses a modified version of this motto.
Utrecht University is led by the University Board, consisting of prof. dr. Henk Kummeling (Rector Magnificus), prof. dr. Anton Pijpers (Chair) and prof. mr. Annetje Ottow (Vice Chair).
Close ties are harboured with other institutions internationally through its membership in the League of European Research Universities (LERU), the Utrecht Network and the European University Association (EUA).
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