[CfA] 11 PhD Scholarships in Political Science – NASP/University of Milan

A call for applications for 29 PhD Scholarships (11 of which in the field of Political Science) is now open at NASP and the University of Milan.

NASP (Network for the Advancement of Social and Political Studies) is a research-based training network that aims at enhancing training and research in social and political studies in Italy. Established in 2012, the network is based at the Graduate School in Social and Political Sciences of the University of Milan, and includes the Departments and training institutions in social and political studies of eight Universities in the North-West of Italy: the University of Brescia, the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan, the Collegio Carlo Alberto in Turin, the University of Genoa, the University of Milan, the University of Pavia, the University of Eastern Piedmont Piemonte Orientale, and the University of Turin.

NASP provides three joint PhD programmes in the fields of Economic Sociology and Labour Studies (ESLS), Political Studies (POLS), and Sociology and Methodology of Social Research (SOMET), which have been included in the Graduate School in Social and Political Sciences of the University of Milan since the A.Y. 2013/2014. It also provides other training activities, such as international seminars, winter, spring and summer schools and workshops and seminars, offered within the network and also to students from external Universities, public and private research institutions and from the industry sector. All these activities are characterized by a great emphasis on multi- and inter-disciplinary approaches, and by a high level of quality and internationalization. NASP cooperates with several national and international universities, research centers and institutions, and relies also on the cooperation of several individual scholars from other Italian Universities, who are actively involved in its PhD programmes and in the other training and research activities.

The call for applications

The call for applications is for a total 30 PhD Scholarships, that are distributed among NASP’s three PhD Programmes as follows:

  • Ph.D. in Economic Sociology and Labour Studies – ESLS Ph.D.: 6 Scholarships
  • Ph.D. in Political Studies – POLS Ph.D.: 11 Scholarships
  • Ph.D. in Sociology and Methodology of Social Research – SOMET Ph.D.: 6 Scholarships, plus 6 additional Scholarships in memoriam of Valeria Solesin.

The deadline for the submission of applications is July 6, 2016, at 13h00 Italian time.

Ph.D. students will be admitted with scholarships only. Admission to Ph.D. Programmes is based on qualifications and interviews. The Ph.D. programmes, fully taught in English, promote international exchanges with top European research institutions and offer quality teaching at international level.

All information is available on the NASP website, together with the Ph.D. programmes’ leaflets and brochures for further dissemination, the official call for application (in Italian only, but soon to be available in English), and a complete guide to the application process.

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