Closing date: 1 February 2018
The Human Geography pathway of the ESRC Wales Doctoral Training Partnership for Wales (Wales DTP) invites applications for funded PhD study, available to start in October 2018. The following collaborative studentships are available:
Vegetation Fires and their Management: from Perceptions to Policy (working title).
In collaboration with Brecon Beacons National Park, Natural Resources Wales, South Wales Fire and Rescue Service, Forestry Commission England, and Welsh Water
Pathway contact: Professor Dave Clarke
The Frontiers of Food Sovereignty and Agrarian Justice in the Amazon : A Community-Based Study of Political Agro-ecology in the State of Pará’ (working title)
In collaboration with Agro-ecology in Latin America
Pathway contact: Professor Mark Jayne
Fractured transitions? Identity, diaspora and disadvantage among young Somali people in Wales’ (working title)
In collaboration with SRF Cymru and Horn Development Association
Pathway contact: Professor Mark Jayne
We welcome applications for both full and part-time study, and studentships are available as either ‘1+3’ (i.e. one full time year of research training Masters followed by three years of full-time doctoral study, or the part-time equivalent), or ‘+3’ (i.e. three years of full-time doctoral study or its part-time equivalent), depending on the needs of the applicant. Each institution values diversity and equality at all levels and encourages applications from all sections of the community.
A short description of the accredited Human Geography pathway is available on the ESRC Wales DTP website.
These studentships are ‘collaborative’ awards. Applicants should take careful consideration of the working title and description of the project, and may wish to contact the named supervisor and / or the pathway contact above for a discussion prior to applying.
ESRC studentships are highly competitive. Candidates should have an excellent background in the social sciences, holding a 1st or strong upper 2nd class degree; applications from those also holding a relevant research training Master's degree (or an equivalent background in research training) will be considered for a ‘+3’ award.
Full awards (fees plus maintenance stipend) are open to UK Nationals and EU students who can satisfy UK residency requirements.
Full-time ESRC studentship award holders cannot hold either a full-time job, or a permanent part-time job, during the period of their award. Part-time ESRC studentship award holders cannot hold a full-time job.
Studentship awards commence in October 2018 and will cover your tuition fees as well as a maintenance grant (currently £14,553 per annum for 2017/18 for full-time students, updated each year) and includes access to an additional Research Training Support Grant (RTSG). There are other opportunities and benefits available to studentship holders, including an overseas fieldwork allowance (if applicable), internship opportunities, overseas institutional visits and other small grants.
To apply for a studentship hosted at the College of Science, Swansea University, please submit your completed application documents to firstname.lastname@example.org
To apply for a studentship hosted at Cardiff University, please apply for place via: http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/geography-planning/courses/postgraduate-research and include the following documents:
Please note that incomplete applications or applications received after the specified time will not be accepted.
The deadline for applications is 4pm on 1 February 2018.
Short-listed applicants will be invited to interview; interviews are expected to take place in March 2018. After interview, a final shortlist of applicants will be put forward to a Panel convened by the ESRC Wales DTP Management Group at which final decisions with regard to studentship awards will be made. In most cases, successful applicants can expect to hear by mid-April 2018.
Informal enquiries about these studentships are welcome, and should be directed to Professor Dave Clarke (Swansea University, email@example.com) or Professor Mark Jayne (Cardiff University, firstname.lastname@example.org).