Cardiff University President's Research Scholarship: Food and Sustainable City-Regions (PhD Studentship)
Reference Number: R908
Key Studentship Information
Project Title: Food and Sustainable City-Regions
Project Description: The School of Planning and Geography 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. Four 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'
Proposals are welcome in all areas that relate to the overall theme, but we will give priority to those that fall under these two categories:
- Street food in developing countries (Main supervisor: Peter Mackie; Second: Scott Orford)
- The role of consumers and citizen participation in food policy and governance (Main supervisor: Peter Feindt; Second: Mara Miele).
Candidates are strongly advised to contact the first supervisor if they want additional information on these themes.
The School of Planning and Geography (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 Planning and Geography 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.
Start Date: January or April 2013
The studentship will cover fees at the UK/EU fee rate and will provide an annual stipend matching UK Research Council National Minimum, this is £13,590 for 2012/13. Students will also have access to a research expences account of £1875 (£750 per annum for 2 years, £375 in 3rd year).
Number of awards available: 2
Academic Criteria: 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: 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
International candidates are also welcome to apply, but awards will be unable to cover the full international tuition fees. Successful applicants will recieve funding equal to UK/EU tuition fees and will be expected to fund the additional fees from another funding source.
How to Apply
To make an application candidates should submit a CV and covering letter to Sian Moseley at the School of Planning and Geography (MoseleySE@cardiff.ac.uk).
Once initial contact has been made with the school candidates will need to make a formal application for PhD study using Cardiff's Online Apllication Service. Applications should be made for the PhD Programme in City and Regional Planning (full-time) for a January or April 2013 start. Please indicate that you would like to apply for this funding award in the funding section of the application and also include a 500 word research proposal.
Application Deadline: Wednesday 7th November2012 at 4pm
For more information please contact Roberto Sonnino on 029 2087 5781 or SonninoR@cardiff.ac.uk.