College of Social Sciences Scholarship 2017-18

College of Social Sciences Scholarship 2017-18

Applications are invited for up to 20 scholarships being offered by the College of Social Sciences to study for a PhD in an area of research linked to the college’s school/subject areas:

Adam Smith Business School
Subject PGR Convenors:
Accounting & Finance – Dr Yannis Tsalavoutas
Economics – Dr Francesca Flamini
Management – Dr Anna Morgan-Thomas
School of Education
School PGR Director:  Professor Nicki Hedge
School of Interdisciplinary Studies
School PGR Director:  Dr David Borthwick
School of Law
School PGR Director:  Professor George Pavlakos
School of Social & Political Sciences
Subject PGR Convenors:
Central & East European Studies – Dr Luca Anceschi
Economic & Social History – Professor Malcolm Nicolson
Politics –Dr Mo Hume
Sociology – Dr Andrew Smith
Urban Studies – Professor Moira Munro

This is a highly competitive prestigious competition attracting a large number of applications and only high quality candidates will be shortlisted.

To increase your chances of securing funding, Home/EU (all subjects) and international (PhD Economics only) students should also apply for a DTC (ESRC) Pathway Scholarship 2017-18.

Eligibility

Prospective Home/EU and International PhD students (start date between October 2017 and January 2018) are eligible to apply.  Students already in the first year of a University of Glasgow PhD (start date between 1st September 2016 and 1st September 2017) are also eligible to apply.

Both full-time and part-time students are eligible.  Only students based at a University of Glasgow campus are eligible for the scholarship.  Distance learning students are not eligible.

Students are not permitted to hold a College of Social Sciences Scholarship simultaneously with any other scholarship.

The Award

The scholarship will run for a maximum of 3 years full-time or 5 years part-time commencing between October 2017 and January 2018 and will provide:

  • an annual maintenance grant (stipend) equivalent to the RCUK stipend rates (Full time and Part time rates for 2017-18 to be confirmed)
  • fees at the standard Home/EU or International rate
  • a research support grant of £750 (£450 part-time) per annum

Stipends are paid August-July, in line with the University of Glasgow financial year.

Successful applicants will be funded up until the end of their 3rd year of full-time PhD studies or their 5th year of part-time PhD studies.

How to Apply

Applicants not currently studying for a PhD in the College of Social Sciences must identify a potential supervisor prior to submitting an application, in order to secure a reference and develop a research proposal.

Please contact the relevant School PGR Director or Subject PGR Convenor listed above, in order to identify potential supervisors based on your proposed area of research.

All applicants should attach the following documentation to a single email and send to William.Shirriffs@glasgow.ac.uk by 17:00 on Friday 3rd February 2017:

College of Social Sciences Scholarship Application Form

With all sections and final checklist completed.

Academic Transcript(s)

Full academic transcript(s) from previous studies (undergraduate and postgraduate), received to date.  Electronic screenshots are acceptable for pending degrees or where a paper transcript is not available.

Two Academic References

On official headed notepaper and signed by referees.

References given to candidates in sealed envelopes should be opened, scanned and attached to the application email.

References can also be emailed direct to William.Shirriffs@glasgow.ac.uk by referees via their official University email address, clearly indicating the name of the applicant and the scholarship in their email header and file name.

Applicants currently studying for a PhD at the University of Glasgow should include one reference from their first supervisor. Other applicants should include one reference from a potential PhD supervisor at the University of Glasgow.

Second reference should be from an academic source e.g. previous supervisor, lecturer etc.

The University of Glasgow will not contact referees on the behalf of applicants.

College of Social Sciences Scholarship Research Proposal

Research proposal form should be completed and attached to the application email.

Additional items such as references and bibliography should be attached to the application email separately from the research proposal – i.e. on a different word document.

Proposals should be no longer than 1500 words, excluding references etc. Any proposal over 1500 words will not be considered.

Proposals must be checked and supported (via a reference) by a supervisor or potential supervisor.

Other Information

All documents should be named as follows:  “CoSS Scholarship, Document Name, Student Name”
For example:                                              “CoSS Scholarship, Reference 1, John Smith”

Scholarship applications for more than one subject area e.g. PhD Economics and PhD Accounting Finance must be submitted separately.

Any application which fails to meet the above requirements will not be considered.

Admission

All scholarship awards are subject to candidates successfully securing admission to the relevant PhD programme within the College of Social Sciences.

Applicants relying on a successful scholarship application to undertake a PhD will be invited to apply for admission should their scholarship application be shortlisted.

Applicants with alternative funding available in the event of an unsuccessful scholarship application should apply for admission to the PhD at the same time as applying for the scholarship.

The same documents can be used in support of both the scholarship and admission applications but should be submitted separately i.e. scholarship application documents emailed to Alan McConnell and admission application documents uploaded via the online system.

Selection Process

Applications will be shortlisted by a school selection panel using the following criteria:

  • Out of 10 for academic record and references
  • Out of 10 for research proposal
  • Out of 5 for supervision and training

The final selection will be made by a college selection panel and candidates will be notified from the week commencing Monday 20th March 2017.

Lord Kelvin Adam Smith (LKAS) PhD Scholarships 2017-18

Lord Kelvin Adam Smith (LKAS) PhD Scholarships 2017-18

The College of Social Sciences projects which have been shortlisted for the University competition will be announced by Tuesday 29th November 2016.

Potential applicants should contact the relevant project supervisor via email to discuss their proposal as a first step.

Formal applications for the scholarship should then be submitted to William Shirriffs (William.Shirriffs@glasgow.ac.uk)

Application deadline Friday 13th January 2017, 5pm.

Further information about the LKAS PhD Scholarships can be found on the Postgraduate Research Service website.

10% Alumni PhD Fee Discount

10% Alumni PhD Fee Discount

The College of Social Sciences is offering a 10% discount to former University of Glasgow graduates (Alumni) wishing to pursue a Postgraduate Research Degree in the College.

This discount will be for all Postgraduate Research Students (PhD, EdD, MPhil by Research & MLitt) full and part-time, who have previously completed an Undergraduate or Postgraduate Degree at the University of Glasgow.

The discount will apply for the full term of study, excluding any thesis pending period.

There is no restriction on the period of time between completion of the current award and enrolling on a the Postgraduate Research Degree Programme.

To be granted this discount you must indicate when applying for admission that you are a University of Glasgow graduate.

AHRC Law PhD Studentships

AHRC Law PhD Studentships

Scottish Graduate School for Arts & Humanities: AHRC-funded PhD Studentship Competition 2017-18

PhD Studentships in the School of Law at the University of Glasgow, 2017-18

The School of Law at the University of Glasgow is pleased to invite applications for PhD studentships, through its involvement in the AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership Scotland. We welcome particularly research proposals which relate to our research strengths in all areas of legal study.

Studentships are available to applicants living in the UK and the European Union. Applications for interdisciplinary projects are also very welcome. For full details, please visit www.sgsah.ac.uk

The deadline for all scholarship applications is Thursday, 15 December 2016. To be considered for an award, candidates must have applied to study at the University of Glasgow and have provided two academic references through the university’s application system. 

Further details can be found at www.gla.ac.uk/colleges/arts/graduateschool/fundingopportunities/

 

Q-Step Centre Funded PhD Studentships in Quantitative Social Science Research

Q-Step Centre Funded PhD Studentships in Quantitative Social Science Research

As part of a major investment in the University of Glasgow Q-Step Centre, the College of Social Sciences is supporting two fully funded PhD Studentships to commence in October 2017. The Glasgow Q-Step Centre, one of 15 funded centres in the UK, embodies the commitment in the College of Social Sciences to developing the next generation of quantitatively trained leaders in social science research. In addition to developing their own research and professional skills, the PhD students will, as members of the Q-Step Centre at Glasgow, be involved with the development and delivery of innovative teaching in quantitative research methods.

The Q-Step Director Dr Jo Ferrie, is inviting PhD proposals from students wishing to pursue quantitative projects in three of Glasgow’s core strategic social science research themes: ‘Social Justice, Equity & Change’; ‘Social & Legislative Politics’; and ‘Methods, Data and Concepts in Social Science’.  

Eligibility

Candidates should have a Master’s degree in Politics, Sociology, Policy or a related Social Science cognate discipline. Knowledge and experience of quantitative methods of analysis and software tools for quantitative data analysis is highly desirable.

Home/EU and international applicants are eligible to apply as well as students already in their first year of a University of Glasgow PhD. Both full-time and part-time students are eligible.

The Award

The scholarship will run for a maximum of 3 years full-time or 5 years part-time commencing on October 2017 and will provide:

  • an annual maintenance grant at the RCUK rate (2017/18 rate £14,510 full-time/£8577.60 part-time)
  • fees at the standard Home/EU or International rate
  • a research support grant of £750 (£450 part-time) per annum

How to Apply

All applicants should complete and collate the following documentation then attach to a single email and send to William.Shirriffs@glasgow.ac.uk by DEADLINE DATE: 29 January 2017

Research Proposal

Interested candidates should submit a research proposal (maximum 1,500 words, excluding tables and references) detailing the research question(s) to be addressed in the project as well as the theoretical justification, anticipated data sources (whether primary or secondary) and analytical approach and modelling strategies.

Academic Transcript(s)

Full academic transcript(s) from previous studies (undergraduate and postgraduate).

Two references

On official headed notepaper and signed by referees.

References given to candidates in sealed envelopes should be opened, scanned and attached to the email.

References can also be emailed direct to William.Shirriffs@glasgow.ac.uk  by referees via their official University email address; clearly labelling the reference e.g. “Q-Step Studentship”

Copy of CV

Any application which fails to meet the above requirements will not be considered.

Selection Process

Applications will be ranked by a selection panel. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to a video conference interview the week commencing 27th February 2017. Successful applicants will be notified of the decision on their application by 6th March 2017.

All scholarship awards are subject to candidates successfully securing admission to a PhD programme within the College of Social Sciences.  Successful scholarship applicants will be invited to apply for admission to the relevant PhD programme after they are selected for funding.

Informal queries may be addressed to Dr. Jo Ferrie, Jo.Ferrie@glasgow.ac.uk.