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Two New Fully-Funded PhD Studentships Available within CESI


Applications are sought for two new fully-funded PhD studentships within the Centre for Evidence and Social Innovation (CESI) in the area of early childhood development (ECD) and peacebuilding. The Deadline for applications is 18th September 2017.

Based within the NIHR Global Health Research Group on Early Childhood Development for Peacebuilding at Queen's University Belfast, that is led by CESI, these two studentships provide exciting opportunities to work with world-leading experts and strategic partners, including UNICEF, in undertaking research on ECD programmes in low and middle income countries that seek to promote sustainable development and contribute to social cohesion and peacebuilding. 

The studentships will begin in January 2018 and will run on a full-time basis for three years. The studentships cover the costs of all fees (currently £4,121) and a maintenance grant of £14,296 per year (as of 2016/17). Each studentship also has a budget of up to £1000 per year to cover research expenses and associated activities. In addition, all project-related travel and subsistence expenses incurred in undertaking fieldwork in one or more low and middle income countries will be covered.

Applicants should have a primary degree in a relevant social science subject and normally a masters degree (either awarded or due to be awarded before January 2018). These two awards are only available to applicants currently resident in the UK or European Union. In addition to these two awards, applications from those resident in other countries are also welcome and will be considered if they have alternative sources of funding. For such applicants, please contact Dr Sarah Miller or Dr Laura Dunne to discuss options.

Click here for further information and full details of how to apply.

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