The Doctoral School of the NSPAS has as a major objective of its strategy to develop research projects and encourages both Professors and PhD candidates to apply for funding with such projects in national and international competitions.
Currently, professors in the Doctoral School of NSPAS coordinate the following research projects:
- Prof. Univ. Dr. Adrian MIROIU „Voting Rules and Strategic Behavior. Field and laboratory experiments in the Romanian context (VRSB)” (2011-2014)
- Prof. Univ. Dr. Mihail IONESCU „Eastern Partnership. Civilian Security Need-Assessment and Development Opportunities/Options” (2011-2014)
- Prof. Univ. Dr. Mihaela MIROIU „Civil Society and the State. Analyzing Public Debates on Gender and Environmental Issues in Post-Communist Romania” (2011-2014)
Another strategic direction of development in the Doctoral School is the elaboration and implementation of Human Resources Development projects funded by the EU. The National School of Political and Administrative Studies won a grant in the amount of 4,215,105.00 lei for the project "Doctoral Scholarships Supporting Research: Competitiveness, Quality, Cooperation in the European Higher Education Area-BDCCC" in the project competition "Doctoral Scholarships" launched in 2008 by the Managing Authority for the Sectoral Operational Program Human Resources Development. The project aims at supporting the research of 40 doctoral students from the four fields of the Doctoral School: Political Science, Administrative Sciences, Communication Sciences and Sociology.
With a strong focus on PhD candidates, the Doctoral School of NSPAS is preparing other projects designed to support the scientific research carried out by students enrolled in the academic doctoral studies program.