PhD Research Scholarship in School of Politics and International Relations at University of Kent 2020

Date limite : 19 janv. 2020

Université étatique: Université de Kent

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Niveau d'études: Troisième cycle

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PhD Research Scholarship in School of Politics and International Relations at University of Kent 2020

The University of Kent in the United Kingdom announced the Global Challenges Doctoral Centre (GCDC): Engaging citizens in Post-Conflict Reconstruction scholarship for new postgraduate research applicants. This exciting PhD opportunity involves a collaboration between the Conflict Analysis Research Centre, at the University of Kent, UK and the Centre for Peace and Sustainable Development (SeeD) in Nicosia, Cyprus.

About the Program:

This project will:

  • Identify the attributes and attitudes of citizens who are willing to participate in peace movements and post-conflict reconstruction in ODA countries.
  • Explore the skills and competencies of these citizens.
  • Ask how skills, competencies, and attitudes are developed in order to promote engaged citizens.
  • Employ data on citizen attitudes and behavior drawn from a range of post-conflict settings.

Eligibility criteria:

  • A background in political science, international relations, conflict studies, psychology, sociology or development studies.
  • A strong aptitude for using social science quantitative methods in an international and comparative context.
  • The communications skills to work with a range of potential impact partners (such as the US Institute of Peace, UNDP, World Bank agencies).
  • GCDC scholars are required to be based at the Canterbury or Medway campuses for the duration of their studies except for research-related overseas visits.
  • The student will be expected to actively engage with the Global Challenges Doctoral Centre (GCDC) and participate in the Centre’s training and events throughout the duration of their PhD.
  • Candidates applying for a PhD degree must normally hold a good Honours degree (First or 2:1) or a Master’s Degree (at Merit or Distinction) in a relevant, appropriate subject, or the equivalent from an internationally recognized institution.
  • The University of Kent requires all non-native speakers of English to reach a minimum standard of proficiency in written and spoken English before beginning a postgraduate degree.

The scholarship call is open to applicants from all nationalities. Applicants paying overseas fees can still apply: four GCDC scholarships will be offered at the international rate and some academic schools may be able to support other applicants financially beyond the UKRI level.

Benefits:

GCDC scholars will receive the following:

  • Annual stipend at UKRI rates for 3.5 years (TBC but this was £15,009 for 2019/20);
  • Annual tuition fees at UKRI Home/EU rates for 3.5 years (£4,327 for 2019/20);
  • A Research Training Support Grant of £1,500 per year for the first 3 years of study; and
  • Specialized interdisciplinary GCDC cohort training activities.

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