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Interdisciplinary PhD Programme in Society of the Future


   The Faculty of Social Sciences

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  Dr Monika Florczak-Wątor  No more applications being accepted  Competition Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

About the Project

The programme offers:

  • supervision regarding the preparation of the doctoral thesis provided by a distinguished professor of the Jagiellonian University in Cracow
  • support of the international Doctoral Committee, which includes three highly qualified scholars representing disciplines related to the discipline of a given doctoral thesis.
  • the possibility of conducting an individual research project at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow which is the leading Polish scientific institution, funded in 1364 as one of the oldest universities in Europe, collaborating with major academic centers from all over the world
  • the possibility to obtain mini-grants from the funds of the Jagiellonian University for the implementation of the doctoral project, as well as for the participation in scientific conferences, study visits, purchase of materials and dissemination of research results
  • the possibility of applying for additional research funds from external sources, such as the Polish National Science Centre or the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange.

The programme offers the possibility of conducting an individual interdisciplinary research project at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow which is the leading Polish scientific institution, funded in 1364 as one of the oldest universities in Europe, collaborating with major academic centers from all over the world. Conducted research should be original and innovative and should relate to issues within social science disciplines.

Programme structure:

  • Interdisciplinary and specialized education – courses enabling to obtain the general orientation in the social sciences and to conduct interdisciplinary research, as well as to acquire in-depth knowledge in the area of the discipline where the individual research plan is conducted and the doctoral thesis is prepared
  • Research methodology – courses enabling to obtain advanced methodological competence necessary to design and conduct scientific research, as well as to carry out an individual research plan, including advanced methods and techniques of qualitative and quantitative research
  • Academic competences – courses enabling to obtain competence necessary for building academic career, such as academic writing, self-presentation and public speeches, raising funds for research, managing research projects, developing scientific cooperation skills
  • Professional competences and soft skills, including preparation for teaching – courses enabling to obtain didactic competence on the academic level as well as competence necessary for professional non-academic activity.

Funding Notes

Education at the Jagiellonian University Doctoral Schools is free of charge. Each PhD student receives a scholarship in the amount set by law or more, depending on the source of funding.
The scholarship, which is awarded to each doctoral student admitted to the school, is:
• Before the mid-term evaluation - PLN 2,371, 00 (aprox. 526 euro)
• After mid-term evaluation – PLN 3,653,70 (aprox. 811 euro)
All PhD students of the Jagiellonian University Doctoral Schools are exempt from any tuition fees for training within the doctoral programmes scheme. The scholarship is tax-free, but social security contributions are deducted from it.
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