Institute for Advanced Studies offers PhD studentships to the tune of £3.6m

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The University of Stirling’s Institute for Advanced Studies (IAS) is offering PhD studentships to the value of £3.6m over the next three years.

A major investment by the University, the IAS studentships will bring some of the best of the next generation of academic researchers to Stirling. Three-year full-time equivalent studentships – including fees and stipends, fee waivers and cash bursaries – for students already holding funding awards are available. 

Successful applicants will work in collaborative, inter-disciplinary clusters in one of six thematic areas, including healthy living, ageing, novel methodologies in research, and solutions to conflict during environmental change.

Professor Iain Docherty, Dean of the IAS, said: “This is an exciting move for us and a sign of the University of Stirling’s commitment to postgraduate research. It also demonstrates the desire across the University to develop novel inter-disciplinary research ideas spanning faculty boundaries.”

Expressions of interest are welcomed from all candidates who meet the University’s entry criteria for Postgraduate Research degrees, to reach us by 5pm on 14 April, 2023. IAS studentships can be held by home and international students on a full- or part-time basis. Full information on how to apply, including a guide for applicants, is available on the University of Stirling website.

The IAS is running two webinars for prospective applicants, on 20 February and 9 March. Sign up via the Studentship webpage.

The six thematic areas for this year’s studentships competition are:

  • Behaviour change in our approach to food and healthy eating;
  • Deploying rationality, reason and risk management to support equality and human rights;
  • Healthy living and ageing;
  • Improving resilience and finding solutions to conflict in an era of unprecedented environmental change;
  • Novel methodologies to support future research and better informed policy;
  • The role of heritages, legacies and mobilities in understanding socio-economic transitions in space and time.