31 May 2019.


Glasgow, United Kingdom.

(Partially Funded)


PHD Entrepreneurship Scholarships – University of Strathclyde

The University of Strathclyde is announce the establishment of the Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Innovation and social entrepreneurship (SPIE).Successful applicants will also be a part of a research group working on UN SDGs consisting of a number of PhD students, research assistants, postdoctoral researchers, academic supervisors as well as other associated faculty. The research group has a number of large-scale active research projects and upcoming proposals, which will provide hands-on training.

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The aim of the CDT is to develop a social science research lab aimed at addressing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs), also aims to train the next generation of researchers who will design, develop and test novel theories to advance research on social entrepreneurship and innovation.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Entrepreneurship.
  • Economics.
  • Business.

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

3.5 years.

The duration is 42 months, from October 2019.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • Interest in studying entrepreneurship and innovation, and more specifically on social entrepreneurship or social innovation.
  • Background in social science (business and management, economics, sociology or any other cognate discipline) with a first or 2:1 UK Honours degree, or overseas equivalent and/or a Masters degree.
  • Excellent analytical skills and a demonstrable aptitude to undertake research and develop into an independent researcher.
  • Prior knowledge and/or willingness to learn quantitative approaches as well as the ability to conduct research with mixed method approaches blending with qualitative methods.
  • Excellent written and oral English language skills (see the course page for minimum test scores if English is not your first language).

Opportunity Cost

(Partially Funded)

  • studentship covering home/EU fees and a tax-free stipend circa £15,000 per annum for 42 months. International applicants will need to cover the difference between Home/EU and International fees.

How to Apply

First Step: You need to upload your documents here to apply for the scholarship.

– All applications should include:

  • CV.
  • Relevant qualification transcripts.
  • Two references (please refer to guidance on references).
  • A covering letter (max four pages) which includes:
  1. Your motivation to apply for this position.
  2. If you would like to be considered for the CDT funding or if you have already funding in place (self funding or external funding).
  3. How your background and previous experience meet the requirements.
  4. A detailed description of your understanding of the topic including a short literature review as well as a particular research question you want to pursue on this topic (minimum two pages).

Note:When sending the documents please use the following file-naming convention: Full name_Type of document.

Second Step:After you have been offered a place on the scholarship, apply for PhD study at university of Strathclyde from here.

– A complete application for admission includes but NOT limited to:

  • A copy of an up-to-date CV.
  • A certified transcript (in English) of your academic record.
  • The original transcript (with an explanation of the grading system).
  • English language Certificate, (less than two years old).
  • Two references, one of which must be academic.
  • Funding or scholarship information.
  • Research proposal of 250-1,000 words in length, detailing the subject area and topic to be investigated.(use this Postgraduate Research Proposal Outline)

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This Scholarship Published by:
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