Fully funded DPhil Scholarship in Socal Policy at Oxford

The Department of Social Policy and Intervention, University of Oxford has 3-year graduate scholarship on topics related to a new ERC-funded project. The successful candidate will work together with Dr. Erdem Yörük on his ERC-funded project that investigates the political causes of welfare state development in emerging market economies. Candidates with MSc degree in social sciences and research interest in social welfare and emerging market economies as well as quantitative research methods are encouraged to apply.

Deadline for applications is 1 March 2017


This is a 3-year fully-funded scholarship, covering university and college fees as well as maintenance costs. In addition, funds for additional research costs such as travel, conference participation, in‐house events, and outreach events such as training and summer schools will be available. Travel to case countries may be required.

The successful candidate is expected to complete their doctoral dissertation within the scope of the ERC project and to conduct research in related work packages of the project. The proposed doctoral research should be original and feasible and should be relevant to the broader ERC project.

Application should be made through the University of Oxford’s Graduate Admissions Portal:

The application pack should include the following documents: application form, a brief description of the proposed research (2000-2500 words), transcripts and three recommendation letters.

The Department of Social Policy and Intervention is a multidisciplinary social science centre of excellence for research and teaching in social policy and evidence-based social intervention.

Information about the Department here

Doctoral students follow a unique graduate programme tailored to their individual needs and supervised and supported by internationally renowned academics. In addition, we offer a large and diverse range of seminars, workshops and advanced training opportunities in order to further enhance postgraduate research experience. Most of our doctoral students find jobs in leading research universities, international organisations or government departments.

 For enquiries, please contact Dr. Erdem Yörük