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CALL FOR PROPOSALS: PhD candidate to draft an NWO proposal

The Institute of Immigration Law of Leiden University is looking for a candidate who is interested in pursuing a PhD in the area of immigration or refugee law.

The candidate will prepare a PhD proposal to be submitted for the Research Talent funding scheme of the Dutch Organization for Scientific Research (NWO). The deadline for the pre-proposal is 26 September 2017. More information

Upon a successful funding application, the PhD research will be carried out at the Institute of Immigration Law at Leiden Law School under the supervision of Prof. P.R. Rodrigues . The research talent scheme offers a four-year full-time salaried PhD position, and material costs up to a maximum of 10,000 EUR, including costs for knowledge exchange, impact, and data management.

The PhD can be conducted in English or in Dutch.


  • Bachelor/university degree in law or social sciences with minimum grade of 7.5 or the equivalent of GPA of 3.37 for non-Dutch academic education.
  • Master degree in law or social sciences, with minimum grade of 8 or the equivalent of GPA of 3.95 for non-Dutch academic education.
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills in English.
  • Ability and willingness to carry out independent research.
  • Keen interest in the specific area of research.

About the Institute of Immigration Law

The Leiden Institute of Immigration Law conducts research and provides education on the legal implications of international migration.

Since its foundation in 1996, the Institute of Immigration law has become one of the leading centres of expertise in the field of immigration law. Currently, the Institutes operates in three different areas: we conduct research in the field of immigration law at the national, European and international level, we provide trainings to domestic and international practitioners and we provide academic education in the field of Dutch and European immigration law to students at Leiden University.


Candidates should send their application (in English or in Dutch) electronically, including:

  • A curriculum vitae (CV).
  • A letter of motivation.
  • A digital copy of your Bachelor and Masters grade certificates.
  • A digital copy of MA thesis or other major writing sample.
  • A draft research idea of the PhD project (max. 1 page).

Please submit online your application no later than 6 September 2017 by sending an e-mail to Mark Klaassen

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