This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant) and is co-financed with Department of Social sciences and Business (Roskilde University).

The PhD researcher 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 are concerned with issues of border management. 

This is a paid PhD position and upon completion you will get a double PhD degree from Maastricht University, Netherlands and the University of Roskilde, Denmark.

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

Deadline for applications is 8 April 2020.

Please send your application electronically to

New PhD position for the project “LIMES – the hardening and softening of borders”