This is a funded PhD position (European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant, co-financed with Department of Social sciences and Business,Roskilde University).

Estimated starting date: September 2020 (if the COVID-19 crisis allows)

Duration: Three (3) academic years with an opportunity of seeking an extension for up to one year. 

You will get a double PhD degree from Maastricht University, Netherlands and the University of Roskilde, Denmark. The researcher will be based at the Faculty of Law of Maastricht University, and undertake a 12-month secondment at the Department of Social Sciences and Business, University of Roskilde, Denmark.

This PhD project will be carried out within the framework of the project “LIMES – the hardening and softening of borders”. As PhD researcher, you will investigate the role of EU agencies in the management and guarding of EU borders, which is the explicit mandate of FRONTEX, the EU’s Coastal and Border Guard Agency. But, also other agencies such as the EASO, the European Asylum Support Office, Europol, and Eurojust which are concerned with border management.

For more information about the project, the application requirements, and the selection process click on the link:

The deadline for submitting your application is 14 June 2020

The interviews will take place at the end of June/beginning of July 2020.

Please send your application electronically to

New PhD position for the project “The Role of EU agencies in the management and guarding of borders in the EU”