2022 International Scholarships in Understanding Nonresponse in Surveys at University of Groningen – Netherlands

The University of Groningen is providing €2,249 per month (gross) for students who want to undergo a degree program at the Institution.


In this project, a PhD student will assess the nonresponse problem by investigating survey participation mechanisms. They welcome research ideas from different perspectives, for example: survey methodological theories, sociology, and/or linguistics.

The University of Groningen (abbreviated as UG; Dutch: Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, abbreviated as RUG) is a public research university of more than 30,000 students in the city of Groningen in the Netherlands. Founded in 1614, the university is one of the most traditional and prestigious in the Netherlands.


The institution has been consistently placed among the top 100 universities worldwide, according to leading ranking tables. In the 2020 ARTU, the University of Groningen is third in the Netherlands, 25th in Europe, and 77th in the world.


The University of Groningen has eleven faculties, nine graduate schools, 27 research centres and institutes, and more than 175-degree programmes. The university’s alumni and faculty include Johann Bernoulli, Aletta Jacobs, four Nobel Prize winners, nine Spinoza Prize winners, one Stevin Prize winner, various members of the Royal Dutch Family, multiple mayors, the first president of the European Central Bank, and a secretary general of NATO.

Application Deadline: Candidates may apply for this position until 15 May 11:59 pm / before 16 May 2022


Eligible Countries: International


Type: PhD


Value of Awards: €2,249 per month (gross)


Number of Awards: Not Known


Eligibility: To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the following criteria:


  • Have a master’s or research master’s degree in for example social sciences, communication science or data science
  • Have had a thorough training in qualitative and quantitative research skills
  • formulate a short research proposal before the start of the project, and develop this further together with the research team in the first six months of the research project
  • Have affinity with survey research methodology
  • Have a good command of spoken and written English (C1) and preferably Dutch (B1)
  • Be able to finish the PhD thesis in four years
  • Be able to show perseverance, flexibility, and have organizational and collaboration skills
  • Enjoy the planning, taking initiatives, and academic writing
  • Be able and willing to work in Groningen.

How to Apply: Applicants need to take admission in a PhD degree at the University of Groningen. After being enrolled, applicants can apply through an online application form for the position.


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