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Cardiff Business School ESRC 1+3 / +3 funded PhD Studentship (PhD Business Studies) or 2+2 (PhD Economics): Adaptations around mobilities, flows and migration (PhD Studentship)

Reference Number: R789
Closing Date: Closed for applications
Duration: 3 or 4 years
Funding Amount: UK/EU fees plus stipend
Level of Study: Postgraduate Research
Regions: EU (Non UK), UK
This funding opportunity is now closed for application

Key Studentship Information

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Project Title: “Adaptations around mobilities, flows and migration”

Project Description:

Cardiff Business School supported by the ESRC Doctoral Training Centre for Wales (Wales DTC) invites applications for one full-time fully-funded PhD studentship in Management and Business Studies (or Economics) for the 2012/13 academic year.

The Studentship will be based within the Sustainable Places Research Institute at Cardiff University, focussing on one of its key research themes “Adaptations around mobilities, flows and migration”. Possible research areas would include the sustainability impacts of workforce migration, travel behaviours and tourism, transport and logistics systems, the 'off-shoring' of economic activities and regional economic investment flows. Applicants are invited to propose projects that would fit within this broad remit.

The award is available on either a 1+3 or +3 basis (PhD Business Studies) or 2+2 basis (PhD Economics).  A 1+3 studentship provides funding for four years, completing the MSc Social Science Research Methods in year one, followed by the three-year PhD phase.  A +3 studentship provides funding for three years only, and assumes that the applicant will already have completed research training via an ESRC-recognised MSc degree (please see ESRC guidance on this).  A 2+2 studentship provides funding for four years, completing the MSc Economics in year one and  the MRes Advanced Economics in year two, followed by the two-year PhD phase.

Applicants are strongly advised to contact Prof Ken Peattie, the primary supervisor for this PhD studentship, prior to making an application

Start Date: 1st October 2012

Number of Awards Available: 1


Funding

This Studentship will commence in October 2012 and will cover tuition fees as well as a maintenance grant of £13,590 p.a. for business studies students or £16,590 p.a. for Economics students. An additional Research Training Support Grant of £750 p.a. is provided alongside an additional fieldwork allowance of £750 for duration of the PhD phase. 


Eligibility

We are seeking exceptional applicants with a first-class or very good upper second Honours degree and/or a masters degree with an average mark of at least 65%.

This studentship has slightly different entry conditions for those students looking to research in economics and those looking to research in business studies.

Doctor of Philosophy (Business Studies) applicants:

Full awards (fees plus maintenance stipend) are open to UK Nationals, and EU students who can satisfy UK residency requirements. To be eligible for the full award, EU Nationals must have been in the UK for at least 3 years prior to the start of the course for which they are seeking funding, including for the purposes of full-time education. EU Nationals who do not meet the above residency requirement are eligible for a fees-only award, provided that they have been ordinarily resident in the EU for at least 3 years prior to the start of their proposed programme of study.

Doctor of Philosophy (Economics) applicants:

Full awards (fees plus maintenance stipend) are open to UK Nationals, and EU students who can satisfy EU residency requirements. To be eligible for the award, EU Nationals must be able to demonstrate that they have been ordinarily resident (i.e. physically present) in the EU throughout the three-year period immediately preceding the start of the course for which they are seeking funding, including for the purposes of full-time education.


How to Apply

Applicants should not complete the ‘Research Proposal’ section of the application form other than to copy and paste in relevant details of the project description provided. They should use the ‘Personal Statement’ section of the application form to explain why the research project particularly appeals to them and how they would choose to develop it.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Please ensure your application and all supporting documents reach us no later than Monday 25 June 2012.

For information and advice on the application process please see the school's website.


Further Information

Please direct enquiries to Ms Beatrice Allen (Sustainable Places Institute Manager)

Email: AllenBE@cardiff.ac.uk   Tel: 029 2087 0808

For more information please see the Sustainable Places Research Institute website.



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