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PhD / research offers for European collaboration

CIVICA unites the research communities of ten leading European universities. Our aim is to create an integrated European research space in the social sciences and humanities, built upon shared resources, facilities and pools of expertise.

Through various joint initiatives and opportunities, CIVICA enables doctoral fellows and researchers to exchange on ongoing research, advance their professional and methods skills, team up for collaborative projects, and network with colleagues working on similar topics.

CIVICA's offers at (post)doctoral level include the Early Stage Researcher course catalogue, summer schools, and methods and skills workshops.

For researchers, CIVICA offers rich opportunities for collaboration and exchange around current and emerging European challenges, in particular through CIVICA Research.

(Post)doctoral opportunities

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ESR course catalogue

Explore the classes, workshops and seminars currently on offer for CIVICA Early Stage Researchers (PhDs and PostDocs)

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Call for posters 2023

PhD and postdoctoral researchers are invited to submit posters to share their findings with peers working in the social sciences across Europe. The posters will be exhibited at the CIVICA Research Conference, taking place at Sciences Po on 12-13 October 2023 in Paris, France.

Apply by 30 June

CIVICA Research Doctoral Conference 2023

This conference offers PhD researchers the opportunity to prepare themselves for the academic job market. It will involve feedback sessions and hands-on academic practice training workshops.  

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CIVICA Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme

A unique funded opportunity for postdoctoral researchers in the social sciences and humanities to spend an academic year at one of the CIVICA partner institutions.

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CIVICA Research

Read about and find opportunities to get involved in CIVICA Research, our long-term research and innovation strategy, funded under the EU's Horizon 2020 programme.

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Research conferences from partner institutions

Our partner institutions offer a series of research conferences open to PhD and early-career researchers on a variety of topics. 

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Posters of the Data Science Seminars

Data Science Seminar Series

This bottom-up multidisciplinary initiative focuses on applications and methodologies of data science for the social, political, and economic world. In regular seminars open to anyone interested, data scientists from CIVICA and beyond explore topics in the current public debate.

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PhD Seminar Series on Public Sector Digital Transformation

Outputs from a PhD Seminar Series on Public Sector Digital Transformation held in October-December 2020 in the framework of CIVICA. 


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