Saturday, July 30, 2016

UNESCO-IHE PhD Fellowship on Citizen Science in Netherlands



The UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education is pleased to offer Ph.D. fellowship for International applicants. The PhD fellow will have the unique opportunity to carry out action research on citizen science.
The UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education offers graduate education in Delft, The Netherlands, and carries out research, innovation, and capacity development projects all over the world.

Applicants must have excellent written and spoken command of English, as demonstrated by previous coursework and/or publications in English; Spanish and/or Dutch language skills are an advantage and Demonstrated academic writing skills.
Course Level: Fellowship is available for pursuing Ph.D. program.
Study Subject: Fellowship is awarded in citizen science.
Scholarship Award: The Ground Truth 2.0 project will start on 1 September 2016 and the Ph.D. fellow will have to start at the same time or as soon as possible thereafter. The four-year fellowship includes the tuition fee, monthly allowance (ca. €1200,- per month), insurance and residence permit. The Ph.D. fellow will be based in Delft, with fieldwork in selected Ground Truth 2.0 demonstration case locations.
Scholarship can be taken in Delft (Netherlands)
Eligibility: UNESCO-IHE is, therefore, looking for candidates who meet the following requirements:
  • Motivated to do high-quality scientific research
  • Master degree in a relevant social science discipline, e.g. sociology, psychology or political science with demonstrable training in qualitative and quantitative research skills and with excellent grades
  • Experience with citizen science (in theory and/or practice) and willingness to learn more about innovative data collection methods (e.g. using Big Data)
  • Excellent written and spoken command of English, as demonstrated by previous coursework and/or publications in English;
  • Spanish and/or Dutch language skills are an advantage
  • Demonstrated academic writing skills;
  • Experience in working in an international environment;
  • Ability to combine creative and analytical thinking;
  • Ability to collaborate in groups as well as carry out work individually;
  • Willingness to contribute proactively to the development of the Ground Truth 2.0 project.
Nationality: International applicants are eligible to apply for this fellowship program.
College Admission Requirement
Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have a master degree in a relevant social science discipline, e.g. sociology, psychology or political science with demonstrable training in qualitative and quantitative research skills and with excellent grades.
English language Requirements: Excellent written and spoken command of English, as demonstrated by previous coursework and/or publications in English; Spanish and/or Dutch language skills are an advantage and Demonstrated academic writing skills.
Supporting Material: Applicants need the following information (hard copies only) to consider your application:
  • completed Ph.D. application form,
  • a detailed curriculum vitae
  • originally certified photocopies of academic BSc and MSc transcripts/mark sheets (the stamp on the copy should be original), in English and the original language, if applicable originally certified photocopies of academic BSc and MSc diplomas/degrees/certificates (the stamp on the copy should be original), in English and the original language, if applicable
  • a research outline (see below) of how you will address the Ph.D. topic (not more than 5 typed sides of A4) the abstract of your MSc thesis
  • 2 reference letters (no format)
  • a copy of your passport
  • An English test.
How to Apply: Please note that UNESCO-IHE accepts hardcopies only. Applications in English can be sent until 21 August 2016 (closing date) to Jolanda Boots, Admission and Fellowship Officer by airmail/post.
Application Deadline: Applications in English can be sent until 21 August 2016.

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