From: Lisa Waddington [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: 20 March 2009 13:51
Subject: Ph.D. in disability or equality law at Maastricht
The Faculty of Law at Maastricht University currently has 3 "open"
vacancies for Ph.D. researchers - meaning that the researchers apply on
the basis of their own research proposal. I would naturally be very
happy to supervise a researcher working in the field of European or
comparative disability law, or European or comparative equality law. If
you are aware of any suitable candidates (who you are unable to "keep"
at your own university), I would be very grateful if you could bring
this to their attention. In addition, the possibility exists to write a
Ph.D. at Maastricht as an external candidate.
I am attaching info. on the possibility to write a Ph.D. on European
disability or equality law at Maastricht. For those interested in
applying for the current vacancies (deadline 14 April), the job
announcement can be found on Academic Transfer at:
thanks and best wishes, Lisa
Ph.D. Research at the Faculty of Law, Maastricht University, in European
Disability Law and European Equality Law
The Faculty of Law at Maastricht University hosts an excellent
department of European Law in Europe, and offers the possibility for
researchers to carry out research leading to a Ph.D. Faculty research is
concentrated within two research schools: the Human Rights research
school and the Ius Commune research school. Comparative law,
international and European law and the relationship with national law
and human rights are the most important fields of research in these
schools. Ph.D. researchers can either be employed at the Faculty for a
period of 3-6 years, and combine their research with a (limited) amount
of teaching, or be external researchers. Ph.D.s can be written in either
English or Dutch.
Prof. Lisa Waddington holds the European Disability Forum Chair in
European Disability Law, and is keen to supervise a (limited) number of
Ph.D. researchers working in the field of European or comparative
disability law and/ or equality law. Prof. Waddington is willing to
assist suitable and motivated candidates to either register as an
external Ph.D. researcher or to acquire a grant to enable them to be
appointed to a position as a Ph.D. candidate at Maastricht University.
In both cases, candidates will be supervised by Prof. Waddington and, if
appropriate, a second professor from the Faculty of Law. If accepted to
the external programme, no fee will be charged for supervision and, once
research is advanced, candidates are eligible to apply for a Metro grant
(maximum 4500 euros per year) from the Faculty to enable them to devote
time to their research. Applications for a grant to enable a candidate
to be appointed to a salaried Ph.D. position can be made to the Faculty
(internal procedure) and to external funding organisations, such as the
Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). Candidates
should note that applications must meet the relevant deadline and that
competition for such grants is stiff.
For both internal and external Ph.D. candidates, the applicant should
- a good bachelors and masters degree in law or related subject
- excellent written English or Dutch (depending on the language
of the thesis)
- a developed Ph.D. proposal (using the form supplied by NWO
"MAGW Open Competitie")
Prof. Waddington is also willing to assist individuals who wish to apply
for a grant for a Marie Curie Individual Fellow to carry out
post-doctoral research in the field of European disability or equality
law at Maastricht University.
For more information on Maastricht University see:
on being a Ph.D. researcher at Maastricht University:
on Prof. Waddington:
If you are interested in investigating further the possibility of
carrying out Ph.D. research with Prof. Waddington, you can contact her
on: [log in to unmask]
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