Postdoctoral Program

Postdoctoral Study Program in Sociology


[Romanian version]

Art. 1. The Postdoctoral Study Program in Sociology is organized by the Doctoral School of Sociology, Faculty of Sociology and Social Work, University of Bucharest, in order to support the sociological scientific research of doctoral graduates.
Art. 2. Candidates may apply if they have obtained their doctoral degree in science no more than 5 years before admission to the postdoctoral program or if they have participated and obtained the certificate of excellence in the “Marie Sklodowska Curie” competitions organized by the European Commission, regardless of when they acquired their doctoral degree. For persons who have obtained their doctoral degree in Romania, the date on which the Order of the Minister of National Education confirming the candidate’s doctoral degree was issued, and in which the candidate’s name is stipulated, is taken into account.
Art. 3. The Doctoral School of Sociology, University of Bucharest, may also affiliate postdoctoral researchers who have obtained, in their own name, research grants following participation in national or international competitions, ensuring their possibility to work in its scientific community.
Art. 4. The duration of the postdoctoral study program in the field of Sociology is a minimum of 1 year and a maximum of 4 years.
Art. 5. The candidate researcher will propose a postdoctoral research plan, including research objectives, state of knowledge in the field, research methodology, anticipated results (publications, participation in scientific conferences, etc.), as well as an implementation plan including the duration of the research (between 1 and 4 years) and the source of funding.
Art. 6. Minimum postdoctoral research deliverables include: 1) semiannual research reports endorsed by the postdoctoral plan mentor. The semi-annual report may be replaced with a scientific article published or accepted for publication in a Web of Science or BDI indexed journal; 2) a final postdoctoral research activity report, approved by the mentor, which is submitted in the last month of the research program and is retained by the mentor.

Art. 7. Postdoctoral research may be carried out with public or private funding. The funding of the postdoctoral programme in the field of sociology can be made from the University of Bucharest’s own income or from sources attracted by the postdoctoral researcher such as: internally or externally funded projects, grants offered by economic and social actors (economic agents, research institutes, public authorities, cultural institutions, NGOs, etc.).
Art. 8. Postdoctoral researchers in the field of Sociology work under the guidance of a mentor from the Faculty of Sociology and Social Work, PhD. The mentor will support the conduct of the research and facilitate the researcher’s access to resources, knowledge and research tools, as well as to the national and international scientific community. Postdoctoral researchers will participate in the Faculty’s scientific events and will specify institutional affiliation to the University of Bucharest for all their postdoctoral research outputs.
Art. 9. At the end of the postdoctoral study program, the Doctoral School of Sociology, University of Bucharest, will provide a postdoctoral study certificate.
Art. 10. Admission will be carried out according to the following provisions:
(a) Admission is held continuously during the first semester and the second semester of the academic year.
(b) Admission to the postdoctoral research program is based on the research plan proposed by the postdoctoral researcher and approved by the Doctoral School Council and the mentor.
(c) The Doctoral School Council will evaluate the applications and will send the decisions to the candidates within a maximum of 30 calendar days after their submission.
(d) To apply for admission, candidates shall submit the following documents to the Doctoral School Secretariat, physically or online:
- Application form;
- Identity card (xerox copy);
- Bachelor’s degree (xerox copy);
- Master’s degree or equivalent (xerox copy);
- Order of the Minister of National Education confirming the candidate’s doctoral degree and stating the candidate’s name (xerox copy), or Doctor’s Diploma (xerox copy and signed to certify conformity with the original);
- Curriculum Vitae with an attached list of publications;
- Individual advanced research plan, endorsed by the research mentor.