PLATO: 15 vacant fully-funded PhD positions 2180 views

PLATO is an EU-funded PhD network coordinated by Prof. Christopher Lord at ARENA Centre for European Studies, University of Oslo. PLATO invites applications to recruit a group of 15 of the best ‘early’ researchers to pursue a common multidisciplinary investigation into crisis and the legitimacy of the Union.

Each candidate will be employed at one of the nine universities and enrolled in a local PhD programme, while at the same time being part of an integrated research team and research project at network level.

Starting Date: between 1 September and 1 October 2017

Duration: 3 years (full-time)


  • Applicant must have excellent writing skills as well as English language skills.
  • Applicant must be a team player; emphasis will be given to that, as PLATO is looking for dynamic and enthusiastic candidates collaborating well with other members of a team.
  • The successful candidate should not have resided in the country where she/he is recruited for more than a year in the 3 years immediately before the date of recruitment and not have carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in that country.
  • Candidate (at the date of recruitment) must be in the first 4 years (full-time equivalent) of their research career and not have PhD degree.


  • Letter of motivation
  • Project proposal
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • Copy of MA degree and academic grade transcripts
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Proof of English language proficiency (if applicable)
—————Quick Overview————-
Organization University of Oslo
Fellowship Level Doctoral
Country Norway
Subject areas

Political Science, International Relations, Political Economy, Law, Sociology or Related Discipline

Fellowship amount Varies
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline 31 January 2017

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