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What does ‘transformation’ mean for young people with care experience who participate in Life Changes Trust projects? 3 year PhD studentship based in the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Stirling, commencing Autumn 2019.
The successful applicant will have:
Other desirable attributes include:
The studentship provides full fees (at UK/EU rates), along with a living allowance and a training grant (at ESRC rates). Applications from (non-EU) overseas candidates will be considered, however, they will be required to pay the difference in fees between the Home/EU and Overseas rates. The studentship is open to applicants with an excellent undergraduate or Master’s level qualification in a social science or related discipline.
The study will be supervised by University of Stirling academics:
In addition to the monthly supervision meetings and meetings with external partners, the doctoral student will also receive mentoring and support from the Child Protection and Wellbeing research group, working with senior researchers and PhD students with interests in related areas. These research groups run regular seminars, research discussions and training events, and will provide opportunities for the student to meet and benefit from advice from a wide range of staff and other research students with relevant expertise. The doctoral researcher will further benefit from advanced training events and workshops at the Stirling Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) and external institutions, including additional support from the Scottish Graduate School for Social Sciences Doctoral Training Partnership.
Applications should include:
- a covering letter (referring to the essential and desirable criteria above);
- a full CV including the names of two referees (at least one referee should be an academic);
- a transcript of grades achieved during previous university studies;
- a sample of the candidate’s written academic work (see below);
The sample of academic work should be up to 2000 words, comprising a piece of work (or an extract from a longer piece of work), that the candidate has submitted in their previous University studies, and that demonstrates their competency as a prospective PhD candidate.
Applicants should send all documentation to firstname.lastname@example.org by 9am on 2nd September 2019. (Please cc this information to email@example.com).
Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview in Stirling or via online methods at a date in mid-September.
For further information, please contact Dr Sarah Wilson, firstname.lastname@example.org or tel 01786.467706