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Ph.D. Scholarship in Logic, University of Groningen

Call for Applications:

We invite applications for a fully-funded 4 year bursary position for a Ph.D. student at the University of Groningen. The scholarship is offered jointly by the Department of Artificial Intelligence and the Department of Philosophy. Applicants must submit a research proposal for the intended PhD research covering the four-year duration of the scholarship. The application for the scholarship should be made no later than 1 May 2009.


Candidates should have (or obtain before 1 September 2009) a Masters degree in Logic, Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, Philosophy, Mathematics or Physics.

Job Profile:

We are looking for candidates with a strong interest in Logic (especially in areas such as Modal Logic, Epistemic Logic, Dynamic Logic, Belief Revision theory, Game Logic, Quantum Logic, Linear Logic, Conditionals or Game Semantics) and its applications to modelling information flow, learning, agency, interaction and rationality in Artificial Intelligence, Theoretical Philosophy, Computer Science, Quantum Physics (including Quantum Information and Quantum Computation) or Game Theory. Fluent English is a prerequisite.


The net monthly salary (after tax) for this position is approximately 1500 euro. The scholarship is awarded for a period of four years and should lead to a dissertation. The successful applicant is required to participate in the PhD programme at the University of Groningen (see and will be working under the daily supervision of Dr. S. Smets.

How to apply:

Applications must be sent by standard mail and should arrive by 1 May 2009. Applications must contain:

  • a Curriculum Vitae
  • a 3-5 page long Research Proposal
  • a Letter of Motivation (at most 1 page), explaining why you are interested in this position
  • a list of university courses taken (including grades).
  • the name and contact details (including email address) of one referee who can provide details about your profile (e.g. the supervisor of your master thesis).

Please send the application to:

Dr. Sonja Smets
University of Groningen,
Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Department of Artificial Intelligence
P.O. Box 407
9700 AK Groningen
The Netherlands

For further information, please contact Dr Sonja Smets at .
Shortlisted candidates will be notified within 4 weeks after the deadline.

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