PhD Studentship "Economics in the Public Sphere" in Argentina

(Fixed Term)

Reference: JN01850

Closing date: 01 November 2013

Applications are invited for a 3-year PhD studentship, starting in January 2014, funded by the European Research Council (Grant no. 283754) and supervised by Dr Tiago Mata, in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge. The studentship forms part of the project “Economics in the Public Sphere: USA, UK, France, Argentina and Brazil since 1945”. The project research team, based in Cambridge, consists of another doctoral student and 3 postdoctoral researchers as well as Dr Mata.

PhD applicants are normally expected to hold a first class honours degree (or equivalent) from a recognised higher education institution, as well as a master’s degree or similar postgraduate qualification in an area related to the history and philosophy of science or cognate disciplines. The focus of this PhD studentship will be the national case of Argentina and applicants will also need to show proficiency in both English and Spanish. In addition to pursuing individual doctoral research, the successful candidate will join in a range of activities promoting research on the themes of the project as a whole and will also take part in Departmental and other graduate student activities. The studentship pays £21,146 in the first year, increasing by annual increments in the following two years.

Further details about the studentship and the project as a whole can be found at Further information about Graduate Studies at the Department of History and Philosophy of Science can be found at:  

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Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 December 2016 in the first instance.

How to Apply

By 1 November 2013 please send the following, as a single file by email to making sure to include your surname in the file name:

* A statement of proposed research of about 1000 words which demonstrates a preparedness to undertake the proposed project and familiarity with relevant research methods (e.g. archival research, oral history, ethnographic observation, content and textual analysis of media)

* A full CV, including details of academic training and exam results and the names of two referees.

* One sample of recent work in a relevant field

Applicants should ask their referees to write to Dr Mata at by the deadline, commenting specifically on your suitability to undertake this project.

For informal enquiries please contact Dr Andrea Salter (, project researcher. Interviews will be held in November 2013.

The successful candidate will need to submit a separate application for admission to the University of Cambridge and must satisfy the University’s academic and residency requirements.

Please quote reference JN01850 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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