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Faculty of Philosophy


Trusting Banks project: PhD studentship 2014–18

Universities of Cambridge and Groningen


Trusting Banks is a collaborative research project in applied ethics and epistemology between the Universities of Cambridge and Groningen, sponsored by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). The project is led by Prof Alex Oliver (Cambridge) and Prof Boudewijn de Bruin (Groningen) and includes two postdoctoral researchers (Dr Anthony Booth and one vacancy) and two PhD students (Marco Meyer and the present vacancy).

The PhD studentship extends from 1 October 2014 to 31 July 2018. The successful candidate will spend three years pursuing research for the Cambridge PhD in Philosophy, and they will be expected to work away in Groningen in their second year. After completion of the Cambridge PhD at the end of the third year, they will spend their fourth year in Groningen pursuing research leading to a second PhD in Philosophy or Economics from the University of Groningen.

The studentship will be awarded on a competitive basis, and is open to students of any nationality.

Further information about the project, funding, requirements and the application process are available here.

The deadline for on-line applications is Friday, 10 January 2014.

Interviews will be held in mid-late February 2014.