August 12, 2022

International Scholarships in Understanding Nonresponse in Surveys

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 developed during the first decades of the twentieth century. The number of faculties and courses grew steadily while the number of students grew rapidly. When the university celebrated its first 300 years in 1914 there werke 611 registered students; this had grown to 1,000 by 1924. After a drop back during the Depression, and in particular during the Second World War, the number of students grew rapidly from 1945 to reach 20,000 in 1994. In recent times there are about 32,700 students registered at the University of Groningen with the number of foreign students again growing steadily, and following the tradition set by the first Rector Magnificus, the number of German students and researchers has grown strongly in recent years.

In March 2015, the RUG signed an agreement with the China Agricultural University to establish a campus in the Chinese city of Yantai. This would have made the RUG the first Dutch university to open a campus in China. The plan was heavily criticised, mainly due to worries about the restriction of academic freedom caused by censorship in China. In January 2018, the plans were cancelled by the Executive Board of the UG, based on the “insufficient support for the project”.

Eligibility criteria for the International Scholarships in Understanding Nonresponse in Surveys

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.

Eligible Countries: International

Type: PhD

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

Number of Awards: Not Known

Method of Application: 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.

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

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