Research Forum for the Child
Queen's University Belfast
School of Education
69/71 University Street
Tel: +44 (0) 28 90975961
Fax: +44 (0) 28 90975066
Director: Prof Laura Lundy, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Research Forum for the Child at Queen’s was established in 2005 to encourage interdisciplinary research activity in relation to children. As part of its ongoing investment in research in this area, the University is providing funding for six PhD studentships open to local, EU and international applicants of the highest quality.
These six full-time PhD Studentships are open to any area of interdisciplinary research on childhood. For eligibility criteria, guidance notes on writing a research proposal, and instructions how to apply, please click on the documents below.
The studentships are available from October 2009, and cover University fees and a maintenance allowance of £13,290 per annum, for three years. To be eligible for consideration for funding, applicants must have, or expect to obtain, at least a 2.1 honours degree (or its equivalent).
Applicants who apply for admission by the closing date of Friday 26 June 2009 will be considered automatically for funding.
We require a detailed research proposal (max 2000 words) which should include the following: the rational for the research, aims and objectives and your research question(s); a discussion of any theoretical framework you intend to use and how this relates to your proposed research; the research methods and/or primary source material you propose to use and the type of data you expect to obtain; a draft timetable for completion of the research; and any potential ethical issues.
Instructions on how to apply are given below. Please read the eligibility criteria and guidance on writing a research proposal before applying.
Contact: Dr Laura Lundy, Director of the Research Forum for the Child, email@example.com
In addition, there are a further six full-time PhD studentships available under the auspices of the Improving Children’s Lives initiative. These will be jointly supervised across various Schools within Queen’s with the aim of encouraging innovative and high quality interdisciplinary research relating to children and young people. These studentships relate to a range of potential projects, each to be supervised by an interdisciplinary team. For further details on potential projects and information on how to apply, please visit the Improving Children’s Lives website.