Deadline:

20 January 2019.

Location:

United Kingdom.

(Paid Opportunity)

Description

Global Challenges Doctoral Centre (GCDC) PhD Scholarships.

The University of Kent is delighted to invite applications for 8 GCDC doctoral scholarships, starting in the academic year 2019-2020 (from September 2019).

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To be eligible for a GCDC scholarship, the envisaged research project has to be ODA compliant. This means that the research must directly and primarily benefit the economic and social problems faced by developing countries on the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee (DAC) list.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Actuarial Science
  • Regional studies
  • Anthropology
  • Conversation
  • Architecture
  • Arts
  • Bio-sciences
  • Business
  • Child Protection
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computing
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Digital Arts
  • English
  • Finance
  • History
  • Classics
  • Archaeology
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Criminology
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Medicine
  • Dental
  • Health Sciences
  • Pharmacy
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Sciences
  • Politics
  • International Relations
  • Religious Studies
  • Professional Practice
  • Psychology
  • Science
  • Society
  • Public Policy
  • Sociology
  • Sports

Required Languages

English.

Eligible Countries

ALL WORLD COUNTRIES.

Program Period

3.5 years program.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • Candidates applying for a PhD degree must normally hold a good Honours degree (First or 2:1) or a Master’s Degree (at Merit or Distinction) in a relevant, appropriate subject, or the equivalent from an internationally recognised institution. In addition, programmes of study at individual schools have specific entry requirements that need to be fulfilled.
  • The University of Kent requires all non-native speaker of English to reach a minimum standard of proficiency in written and spoken English before beginning a postgraduate degree. For more information on English language requirements, please visit this page.

Opportunity Cost

(Paid Opportunity)

GCDC scholars will receive the following for 3.5 years:

  • Annual stipend at UKRI rates (these were £14,777 in 2018/19).
  • Annual tuition fees at UKRI Home/EU rates (these were £4,260 in 2018/19).
  • A minimum research training support grant of £3,500.
  • Specialised interdisciplinary GCDC cohort training activities.

How to Apply

Applications for GCDC scholarships can be both student-led and project-led.

For student-led applications

First Step: Interested students can suggest their own research projects. In this case, we strongly recommend students to contact the supervisor they have in mind to discuss their research proposal ahead of applying formally. Staff contact details can be found on the relevant school’s website.

Second Step: Choose the PhD program you want to go for the make an account and fill the application.

Third Step: When applying on the online application process. As part of the process, students should include the following:
– explain reasons for study/outline research proposal;
– provide details/evidence of qualifications;
– provide two academic references;
– provide other personal information and supporting documentation.

project-led applications

First Step: Please, summarize the project aims (max 500 words), what kind of attributes and skills you are looking for in prospective applicants (300 words), how the project is ODA compliant (200 words), and how the project fits within the GCRF’s remit (max 200 words).

Second Step: Interested academics should submit their project-led applications by Monday, 26th November 2018 to graduateschool@kent.ac.uk.

Third Step: Choose the PhD program you want to go for the make an account and fill the application.

Forth Step: When applying, students should follow the University of Kent’s online application process. As part of the process, students should include the following:
– explain reasons for study/outline research proposal;
– provide details/evidence of qualifications;
– provide two academic references;
– provide other personal information and supporting documentation.

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This Scholarship Published by:
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Reviewed by”Lubna Albadawi/ Syria and Alyaa Abdelraouf/ Egypt
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