Apply Now! Exciting Opportunities for Three New PhD Studentships

Applications are now invited for three fully-funded research studentships to be located in the Centre.

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The studentships will begin in January or February 2017 and will run on a full-time basis for three years. The studentships cover the costs of all fees (£4,121), a maintenance grant of £14,296 per year (as of 2015/16) and up to £1,000, to cover research expenses and associated activities.

These three studentships reflect the Centre’s commitment to, and investment in, its long-term partnerships with two communities in West Belfast: the Greater Shankill Children and Young People Zone and the Colin Neighbourhood Partnership. The partnerships are based on a shared commitment to finding innovative ways of tackling key social problems and for this to be informed by robust evidence. By working in real and sustained partnership with local communities and the many professionals and organisations working with those communities, we aim to create spaces where we can question existing assumptions and practices, think creatively and develop new and innovative ways of working by drawing together and harnessing the considerable expertise that exists within local communities, the professions and the academic world.

The three studentships will focus on:

  • Children and young people's aspirations and vision for their future (in association with the Greater Shankill Children and Young People Zone)
  • The effects of engagement with early intervention programmes on parent and child outcomes (in associated with the Colin Neighbourhood Partnership)
  • A pilot trial and feasibility study of a music education programme inspired by El Sistema (working in primary schools across the Greater Shankill and Colin Neighbourhood Partnerships).

The deadline for the submission of applications is 4:00pm on Friday 16th December 2016. Click here for further details on the projects and how to apply (LINK REMOVED).


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