Scholarship Description: The Lancaster University is offering a three year fully funded Leverhulme PhD studentship in the Sociology Department at the University. The studentship is available for UK and EU citizens.
Scholarship provider: The Lancaster University, also officially known as the University of Lancaster, is a public research university in Lancaster, Lancashire, England.
Applicants whose first language is not English may be required to provide a valid English language test certificate such as IELTS, Pearson Test of English, Academic, (PTE) or Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE).
Degree Level: Studentship is available to pursue PhD programme.
Available Subject: Studentship is awarded in the Sociology Department at Lancaster University.
- The PhD is for 3 years duration;
- Payment of academic fees (at the standard RCUK rate);
- A Maintenance Stipend (£14,777 pa);
- Access to a Research Training Support Grant (RTSG) (£800 pa) for reimbursement of research-related expenses including – but not limited to – conference attendance, training courses and equipment. Additional research costs (such as entailed in fieldwork) will be supported as appropriate;
- Access to a range of training and development provided by the Sociology Department, the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, the Material Social Futures PhD Programme, and the Institute for Social Futures;
- The Material Social Futures PhD programme will offer optional internships (including international placements) in the second and or third year of training.
Eligible Nationalities: Studentship is available for UK and EU citizens.
Eligibility Criteria: Applicants must meet the following requirements:
- Candidates will preferably have a background and academic interest in sociology; anthropology, science and technology studies; Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), history of technology, material culture or social theory. Knowledge of relevant academic debates will be a significant advantage.
- Candidates must have qualifications of the standard of Bachelor’s degree at first or upper second class level, and must also have a suitable Master’s degree or equivalent (or will have completed a Master’s degree by the starting date October 2018) in a relevant discipline.
- Candidates will need to demonstrate that they have received training in the theoretical and methodological aspects of both qualitative and quantitative research.
- Candidates must satisfy the ESRC’s academic and residential eligibility requirements (i.e. the UK or EU citizenship at the time of application).
- A full CV, including two named referees (one of whom should be your most recent academic tutor/supervisor);
- A copy of Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree transcript (or the copy of equivalent qualifications);
- A letter of application (not exceeding two pages of A4) outlining your suitability for a PhD and explaining how you would approach the research;
- An example of postgraduate level written work (e.g. a research article, chapter, or essay).
Deadline : May 18, 2018