List of vacancies



Description of the Work Packages:

WP1- Identity and Cultural Integration: addresses the increasing level of cultural, linguistic, ethnic and religious diversity of European societies and the social and political challenges it poses on states and private actors. The issue of managing cultural diversity is a horizontal task that involves a variety of players and contexts and includes both legal standards (anti-discrimination law and fundamental rights law) and policy measures on matters such as social cohesion and integration, equality policies, or access to and enjoyment of rights.

WP2- Citizenship and Political Participation: the network is interested in three specific areas: (1) transnational political participation and transnational citizenship and most particularly with the political participation of emigrants in their home countries; (2) links between culture and citizenship where artistic cultural production can act as a means of integration and participation even at the political level; and (3) political participation from an original perspective.

WP3- Labour and social integration: the INTEGRIM Network is interested in the principles of non-discrimination on the basis of nationality or ethnic origin, which underpin systems of social provision across the European Union, where systematic patterns of inequality persist. The focus here is on the patterns of access to core social services for migrants and their descendants across the European Union, with a particular concentration on employment.

WP4- Urban integration, residential patterns and mobility: much research has linked patterns of social similarity within neighbourhoods in the urban arena with the concept of homophilia, the desire to conduct social relationships with people who are to some degree like us. The spatial expression of this social behaviour is seen through the residential grouping of social groups, based on status and ethnic identity. Patterns of urban segregation cannot easily be rendered positive or negative, rather their function differs depending on both the context and the groups involved.

Description of the Doctorate Programmes:


The Phd programme on Human Rights: Ethical, Social and Political Challenges is a pluridisciplinar doctorate focused to the promotion of new and critical knowledge, from different analytical points. The aim of this programme is to give a theoretical advance research framework for the following research lines: Human Rights and democratization processes, Humanitarian Aid, Migrations, Conflicts and Social Cohesion, Interculturality and Diversity, Etics and European integration.

The programme is structured according to the guidelines of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) and European Research Area (ERA) and it is characterized by its European profile and the encouragement of the students and professors mobility among several international networks , such us the INTEGRIM.


Central European University is an English-language, graduate university located in Budapest, Hungary. CEU’s Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology offers an integrated program aiming to go beyond the disciplinary boundaries between sociology and anthropology, asking new questions about social analysis, regionalizations, and of sociology and anthropology as disciplines. The department is committed to a non-Eurocentric perspective. The CEU long-term doctoral project in the framework of the INTEGRIM Network is situated in the thematic area Work Package 3: Labour and Social Integration (Sept 2013 – Aug 2016).

The CEU short-term visiting doctoral project (Sept 2014 – Aug 2016) is in the thematic Work Package 2: Citizenship and Political Participation. CEU is interested in research topics concerning: (1) forms of transnational political participation and transnational citizenship; (2) recent institutional and discursive shifts in regulating the participation of migrants in local and national political actions in European host societies; (3) crosscutting solidarities and competitions in mobilizing migrants and issues of intersectionality; (4) diversities across Europe in building migrant and host society solidarity structures; (5) art for and in political mobilization addressing inequalities, hierarchies, and injustices related to migration belonging; (6) theoretical questions that connect the study of migrants and the European Roma including the settled and the indigenous. The host CEU’s resources can best support research projects that examine intra-European migration.


The Sussex Centre for Migration Research (SCMR) is located in the School of Global Studies with the departments of Anthropology, Geography, International Development and International Relations, though faculty associated with the centre also come from Economics, Politics, Sociology and Law. We welcome applications from students in any of those fields; we also offer an interdisciplinary PhD in Migration Studies. All PhD students are allocated two supervisors and in their first weeks at Sussex they will establish a programme of regular, individual supervisions. The first year of PhD study is expected to be devoted to finalising a research outline. In consultation with supervisors, students may also follow a limited number of courses, typically from our MA in Migration Studies or our MSc in Research Methods. The outline is submitted for peer review and is then presented publicly before research can begin. The second year is typically focused on research/fieldwork and the third year devoted to writing up.


The PhD Programme Migration and Cultural Diversity (Graduate School of Social Sciences (EDTSS))

The objective of the programme ” Migration and cultural diversity ” is to offer to the PhD students a scientific environment stimulating through the presentation and the follow-up of the recent developments of the research. It offers open space in terms of disciplines, allowing exchange on a specialized field of investigation. The program has a double vocation: methodological and substantial.


The PhD Programme in Migration Studies at the Centre for Geographical Studies in the Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning employs a multidisciplinary approach to the study of international migration. While students are supervised in geography, teaching staff from other social science institutes at the University of Lisbon, namely the Institute of Social Sciences, the Institute of Education and the Faculty of Psychology, contribute to the ongoing  advanced theoretical and methodological research training programme offered to students. Synergies between research disciplines at the university result in a dynamic and supportive PhD community where students are exposed to state-of-the-art policy analysis and research in migration.


The AISSR ensures high-quality, stimulating post-graduate supervision and the timely completion of PhD projects. It fosters the careers of its graduates by providing a strong PhD Community including coaching and training, and encouraging PhD students to publish early in their career. The training programme specifically aims to offer PhD the wide theoretical and methodological scope of the various disciplines represented in the domain of social sciences. The AISSR offers unique courses that address the interdisciplinary character of this research institute.

PhD Candidates usually have a three or four year appointment in which their primary task is to do research towards a doctoral dissertation. However, pursuing a PhD may also involves taking courses in the PhD Training Programme (a cooperation between AISSR and the Graduate School of Social Sciences-GSSS), teaching Bachelor courses within the Departments of Social Sciences (SoCa, Pol and GPIO), and participating in the research community, not only at AISSR, but also at national and international levels.

PhD students are embedded in the AISSR programme group where their research is conducted. Their training programme is jointly offered by the AISSR and GSSS.


Ph.D. Program in Political Science and International Relations

The objective of the Ph.D. Program in Political Science and International Relations is to prepare students for academic careers in prominent universities, or for government and policy related careers, in Turkey and the rest of the world.  The members of the International Relations Department at Koç University are recognized as contributors to the frontiers of knowledge in Turkey and abroad.  Students will be exposed to the latest theoretical debates and methodological techniques where they will have the opportunity to participate in the research programs of faculty members as well as to develop their teaching skills.  The main research areas of interest in the Program are citizenship, civil society and democracy, conflict studies, development, European Union, ethnic politics and nationalism, foreign policy, globalization, international political economy, Middle East politics, migration, religion and secularism, and Turkish politics.


The Research Institute MIGRINTER (International Migrations: Space & Society Unit) is a recognised interdisciplinary centre for research based at the University of Poitiers. The centre was created in 1985 to study international migration issues in host countries as well as in origin countries. It integrates four activities related to international migration: research activities, training programmes, scientific publications specialized documentation centre. In France, it is the only centre on international migration research, which articulates those four activities together. MIGRINTER staff is composed on 19 researchers, 20 associate members, 11 postdoctoral fellows, 24 PhD students and 6 administrative staff.

The research agenda of the centre is composed of four distinct axes: migration and policies; migratory circulation and transnational linkages; migration experiences; mobility and cities. The details of the different axes, as well as of the different running activities can be found on the Migrinter website: and

* MIGRINTER at the University of Poitiers accepts students with any background in social sciences. However, applicants must be informed that it only delivers doctoral degrees in geography and sociology

CEU 1 ESR (36) WP3  1 ESR (24) WP2  
MiReKoç KU 1 ESR (36M)WP2 1ESR(12M)WP2 1ESR(12M)WP1