LUCAS offers education and guidance to PhD candidates in the fields of literature and art history of the Western world.
LUCAS offers education and guidance to PhD candidates in the fields of literature and art history of the Western world. The university’s PhD regulations are the starting point.
The institute recognises two kinds of ‘promovendi’ (PhD researchers): funded and non-funded. They include the following categories.
• Funded, or regular promovendi hold a position for three or four years; these candidates are members of the institute. They are called ‘aio’ in Dutch: ‘assistent in opleiding’.
• Non-funded candidates usually have a scholarship to cover the costs of living. They have a work place at the institute.
• Netherlands-based non-funded candidates who conduct their research in their own time and at their own expense are called 'buitenpromovendi' in Dutch; these candidates are not a member of the institute.
Training and guidance are obligatory components for regular aios and PhD candidates with a work place. The training is optional for ‘buitenpromovendi’. They are nevertheless invited to most activities.
The academic activities that are organised within these research programmes enable the candidates to come into contact with researchers working in the same field (staff, post-PhD, PhD candidates and research master students).