Posted on: 7 March, 2019
Application deadline: March 26, 2019

PhD Scholarships, Centre for Urban Research on Austerity (CURA), De Montfort University, Leicester, UK

The Centre for Urban Research on Austerity (CURA) invites outstanding prospective PhD students to apply for a De Montfort University (DMU) PhD Scholarship. We welcome applications from students capable of developing innovative, interdisciplinary and internationally relevant research in any field related to cities, urban living and austerity. We further encourage applicants interested in collaborative projects across research centres.

Applicants interested in working with CURA should, in the first instance, submit a research proposal of up to 750 words, outlining the proposed project and how it fits with DMU and CURA. This should include:

  • an overview and research questions,
  • an explanation of the intellectual positioning of the project,
  • the proposed research methodology and methods,
  • link to one or more research areas of urban living, lifelong well-being, creativity in the digital age and social value and/or one or more of the 17 United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals

The proposal should be submitted, with a CV, to the Institute Head of Research Students, Dr Adam Fishwick (adam.fishwick@dmu.ac.uk), to identify support and supervision for the project from the Centre.

Once approved by a potential supervisor, the student must submit final scholarship applications to pgrscholarships@dmu.ac.uk by Tuesday 26 March 2019. More details on how to submit applications and what to include in the final submission are available here: https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BQL657/de-montfort-university-phd-scholarships.

 

De Montfort University is offering PhD scholarships, both full scholarships (UK and EU only, with a stipend of £15,009 per annum) and fee waiver scholarships (including overseas), in Computing, Engineering, Media Studies, Film Studies, Arts, Design, Humanities, Health and Life Sciences and Business and Law.

Applications (including copies of academic transcripts) should include:

  • 1) Applicant’s name, address, email, educational qualifications and relevant work experience.
  • 2) Details of the proposed research project and how it maps onto DMU areas of research excellence, in particular, urban living, lifelong well-being, creativity in the digital age, social value and/or one of the 17 United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. The proposed research project should also explain how the research could engage internationally with other researchers in the field (maximum 750 words).
  • 3) Name (with addresses and emails) of two academic referees.
  • 4) Name of potential supervisor within De Montfort University (please indicate if contact has been made). Details of research institutes and staff are at https://www.dmu.ac.uk/Research/centres-institutes/centres-institutes.aspx

Shortlisted candidates will be required to submit a full application to the university. All applications for the Full Bursary Scholarship will be automatically considered for a Fee Waiver PhD Scholarship.