Cardiff University President's Research Scholarship: Law, Policy and Politics in Wales (PhD Studentship)
Reference Number: R597
Key Studentship Information
This is a Cardiff University President's Research Scholarship, part of a new £4M investment to coincide with the inauguration of Professor Sir Martin Evans (Nobel Prize for Medicine 2007) as Cardiff’s new President. All of the University Schools and Research Centres offering opportunities under the programme have demonstrated the real potential of the Scholarships to contribute to research excellence through significant, challenging and original PhD research projects and excellent PhD supervision and support.Other attractive features of the Scholarships include the presence of multiple President’s Scholars in each of the research areas and the guaranteed exposure of President’s Scholars to innovative technologies, theories, methodological approaches, and debates. More information on the President's Research Scholarships scheme is available here: www.cardiff.ac.uk/presidents
Project Title: Law, Policy and Politics in Wales
Project Description: The President’s Programme in the Law, Policy and Politics of Wales develops a collaboration between the Wales Governance Centre (WGC) and the Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research Methods and Data (WISERD), and builds on their strength in Wales-focused research. The scholarships will deliver a suite of interdisciplinary, policy informed research, drawing on supervisory expertise in three schools of Cardiff University: European Studies, Law and Social Sciences.
The programme sets the law, policy and politics in Wales, a broad comparative, multi-level governance, European Union (EU) and international context, and invites applicants to submit PhD proposals that fall within these broad bounds.
On graduation, there will be a heavy demand for the President’s Research Scholars within the Academy. Alongside the practitioner/policy mentors which will be organised for the Scholars, their exposure to the policy world will alert them to other professional career opportunities and ways in which they can contribute to social, political and economic life beyond the University sector.
For further information please visit our website: www.law.cf.ac.uk/degreeprogrammes/pgr/scholarships.html
The award will cover tuition fees at the Home/EU fee rate and will provide a stipend at the UK Research Council rate (£13,590 for 2010/11). Please note that overseas candidates will be required to fund the balance of fees at the overseas fee rate themselves.
Number of Awards Available: 4
Academic Criteria: Applicants must have a First Class Honours degree or a 2.1 plus a postgraduate Masters degree (or their equivalents).
Residency: Open to all UK/EU and International (see funding notes above)
How to Apply
Applicants should apply online at www.cardiff.ac.uk/apply - stating in the 'funding' section that you wish to be considered for the President's Research Scholarship.
Application Deadline: Friday 25th March 2011
For more information please contact Professor Daniel Wincott
TEL: :+44 (0) 29 2087 6102