Cardiff University President's Research Scholarship: Food flows in British Cities (PhD Studentship)
Reference Number: R780
Key Studentship Information
Project Title: Food flows in British Cities
Cardiff School of City and Regional Planning has been awarded six President’s Research Scholarships as part of a Cardiff University scheme that aims to promote excellence and impact of research in all academic disciplines. Five of these scholarships have already been filled.
CPLAN has invested these highly-prestigious PhD scholarships to strengthen and expand its ongoing and internationally renowned research on Food and Sustainable City-Regions. The scholarships have been devised to support research around one cutting-edge question: what is the role of different actors, governance levels, spatial scales and pro-poor planning strategies in reconnecting cities (physically, economically and socially) with their surrounding countryside?
The School of City and Regional Planning (CPLAN) is the largest planning school in the UK and takes a wide definition of planning which encompasses the policy areas of economic development, environment, housing, urban design, transport, health as well as land-use planning. The School strives to be a centre of excellence in research, teaching and policy and practice associated with the planning and management of cities and regions. The main goal of this scheme is to establish the School of City and Regional Planning as a globally-recognized PGR training centre in the area of food and sustainable city-regions. The School is uniquely positioned to take on a leading role in this emerging research field, given its inter-disciplinary environment, its international research focus (involving developed and developing countries), and its worldwide reputation in the areas of planning, agri-food studies and regional, urban and rural development.
Proposed Start Date: October 2012
The scholarship offers full UK/EU tuition fees plus a doctoral stipend matching the UK Research Council National Minimum (£13,590 p.a. for 2010/11, updated each year)
The School will also provide £750 per annum.
Number of Awards Available: There is 1 scholarship available for the year 2012/13.
Academic Criteria: Applicants must have a First Class Honours degree or a 2.1 plus a postgraduate Masters degree at Distinction level in a relevant social science discipline (or their equivalents).
Residency: The scholarship is open to all students of any nationality without restrictions (UK/EU and International) –but candidates would have to cover the difference between overseas and EU/home fees.
How to Apply
Applicants should apply using the Online Application Service, stating in the 'funding' section that you wish to apply for the President's Research Scholarship in Food flows in British Cities.
Applications must contain a Research Proposal that should address the PhD project for which you are applying in no more than 500 words.
Applicants are advised to contact Roberta Sonnino (see below) for more information regarding these projects.
Application Deadline: Friday 23 March 2012 at 4pm