PhD scholarship opportunity available on governance of the EU

A PhD Scholarship is available in the Department of Political Science, University of Victoria, Victoria BC Canada to work on a project headed by Dr. Amy Verdun funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) of Canada. The PhD funding consists of CAD $ 18,200 per year (a mix of Grad Awards, a PhD Fellowship and Research Assistantships (RAship)) plus $3,000 Teaching Assistantship (TA) per year for four years (and possibly some limited funding for a fifth year) is available for the successful candidate. The project focuses on governance of the European Union (EU) with particular reference to the recent COVID-19 crisis. The successful PhD candidate will be researching a particular dimension of a recent EU crisis and offer lessons learnt from their study for the recent Covid-19 crisis as part of this SSHRC-funded broader project. Interested candidates are encouraged to include in their motivation letter a brief research proposal of their proposed PhD thesis topic that would focus on a crisis that the EU has gone through (e.g. Brexit, migration, economic governance crisis, or a direct focus on the Covid-19 crisis). Limited funding is available for fieldwork and conference attendance. The deadline for both Canadian and international applicants is 15 January 2022.

Applicants are requested to apply to the PhD programme in the Department of Political Science at the University of Victoria https://www.uvic.ca/socialsciences/politicalscience/graduate/apply/index.php. They should indicate their interest in working on the project in their letter of interest. Further information can be found on UVic’s Department of Political Science website http://web.uvic.ca/polisci/.