The Nisbet PhD Scholarship in the Philosophy of Education

The Nisbet PhD Scholarship in the Philosophy of Education

Description

The Nisbet PhD Scholarship in the Philosophy of Education has been generously funded by Isabel Nisbet, the daughter of Stanley Nisbet who was the University of Glasgow’s first Professor of Education, a post he held from 1951 until 1978.

Indicative topics might include, but are not restricted to, the following:

  • Childhood Studies
  • Cosmopolitanism
  • Deliberative democracy
  • Education for democratic citizenship
  • Gender and education
  • Global citizenship
  • Nationalism
  • Religion, culture and identity
  • The Capabilities Approach and education
  • The shifting landscape of Higher Education
  • Social justice and education.

Eligibility

Prospective Home/EU (start date between October 2017 and January 2018) are eligible to apply for this full-time scholarship and candidates will not be permitted to hold the Nisbet Scholarship simultaneously with any other College of Social Sciences scholarship.The candidate should have a first class or 2:1 Honours (undergraduate) degree and, usually, a Master’s degree in education or an education related area, preferably with evidence of previous study in the philosophy of education.

The Award

The scholarship will run for a maximum of 3 years full-time commencing in October 2017 and will provide:

  • an annual maintenance grant (stipend) equivalent to the RCUK stipend rates 
  • fees at the standard Home/EU rate

How to Apply

All applicants should complete and collate the following documentation then attach to a single email marked Nisbet Scholarship in The Philosophy Of Education and send to Nicki.Hedge@glasgow.ac.uk by 17:00 on Friday 02nd June 2017.

Academic Transcript(s)

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

These should be ‘academic references’, that is each should be from an academic who has taught/supervised you and who knows your academic work. 

References given to candidates in sealed envelopes should be opened, scanned and attached to the application email or references can be emailed direct to Nicki.Hedge@glasgow.ac.uk by referees via their official University email address; clearly labelling the reference e.g. “Jane Smith,  Nisbet Scholarship Reference”

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

Copy of CV

Research Proposal
A research proposal, no longer than 1500 words, outlining the proposed research project and stating clearly how the proposed research is in the philosophy of education.  Any proposal over 1500 words (excluding references but including footnotes) will not be considered.

A good proposal will contain the following elements:

  • a straightforward, descriptive, and informative title
  • a clear account of the question/issue your research will address
  • an account of why this question is important and worth investigating
  • an assessment of how your own research will engage with recent study in the subject
  • a brief account of the approach you will take
  • a discussion of the primary sources that your research will draw upon, including journal

articles, books, manuscripts, archives, libraries, or museums as relevant

  • an assessment of the key philosophical and theoretical and, if relevant, policy literatures to which the study will contribute
  • a clear account of how this proposal is located in the philosophy of education.

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.

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

Selection Process

Applications will be ranked by a selection panel and applicants will be notified of the decision on their application by the end of June.

Other Information

All application documents should be named as follows: “Nisbet Scholarship, Document Name, Student Name”. For example: “Nisbet Scholarship, Reference 1, Jane Smith”

Enquiries can be made by email, with Nisbet Scholarship in The Philosophy of Education in the subject line, to Nicki.Hedge@glasgow.ac.uk

Admission

This scholarship awards is subject to the candidate successfully securing admission to a PhD programme in the School of Education, College of Social Sciences.  The successful scholarship applicant will be invited to apply for admission after they are selected for funding unless they have already made a successful application.

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

Predictive Analytics, Improved Outcomes & Housing Policy & Practice PhD Scholarship

Predictive Analytics, Improved Outcomes & Housing Policy & Practice PhD Scholarship

This +3 studentship is part of a UK-wide large-scale doctoral programme associated with the new UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, Joseph Rowntree Foundation and the Arts & Humanities Research Council. The new Centre is led by the University of Glasgow and will be a five year programme with a strong emphasis on capacity building and supporting early career researchers. All of the PhDs will have non-academic partners as well as academic supervisors.

Description

The PhD studentship holder will conduct an exploratory study concerning how the emerging models of predictive analytics can play a role in housing policy and practice, and in improving wider social outcomes, through the modeling of different data sets in order to inform to better understand behaviour and assess where preventative resources can best be delivered. The focus is for the student to decide but might look at specific organisations, government policies and links to non-housing phenomena impacted on by housing outcomes.

The thesis should critically engage with predictive analytic approaches, the operational requirements, strengths and weaknesses of such approaches as well as seeking to develop robust new approaches. The successful candidate would be expected to have quantitative social science skills and expertise as well as strong critical thinking skills. The ideal candidate would hold a Masters degree in an urban studies-related social science subject such as housing or town planning, or in another relevant social science.

The Wheatley Group will act as non-academic partner on this studentship. Lorna Wilson from Wheatley will act as non-academic supervisor. Potential students should not restrict their ideas other than to forge a strong link between predicative analytics and real world housing policy and practice issues.  The lead academic supervisor will be Prof Ken Gibb who is also director of the UK collaborative centre for housing evidence. Please make any informal inquiries of a substantive nature about the studentship to Prof Gibb at ken.gibb@glasgow.ac.uk.

Eligibility

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.  Students based on.

ESRC eligibility information
http://www.esrc.ac.uk/funding-and-guidance/postgraduates/prospective-students/eligibility/index.aspx

ESRC Eligibility Checker Tool
https://glasgow.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/esrc-award-eligibility-checker-201718

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 (2016-17 rate £14,296 full-time/£8,577.60 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 socsci-scholarships@glasgow.ac.uk by Friday 09 June 2017:

Academic Transcript(s)

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

2 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 socsci-scholarships@glasgow.ac.uk by referees via their official University email address; clearly labelling the reference e.g. “John Smith XX Scholarship Reference”

Copy of CV

Research Proposal
A brief 2-page document outlining your response and ideas to take forward the  proposed research project set out above. This should include evidnece of relevant readingand feasible plans for study.

Scottish Graduate School for Social Sciences Doctoral Training Centre Coversheet

Scottish Graduate School for Social Sciences Doctoral Training Centre Equal Opportunities Form

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

 

Selection Process

Applications will be ranked by a selection panel and applicants will be notified of the decision on their application by 30 June 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.

Why Does Deprivation Endure? Biographies of Persistent Enclaves and their Residents PhD Scholarship

Why Does Deprivation Endure? Biographies of Persistent Enclaves and their Residents PhD Scholarship

This +3 studentship is part of a UK-wide large-scale doctoral programme associated with the new UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, Joseph Rowntree Foundation and the Arts & Humanities Research Council. The new Centre is led by the University of Glasgow and will be a five year programme with a strong emphasis on capacity building and supporting early career researchers. All of the PhDs will have non-academic partners as well as academic supervisers.

Description

The PhD studentship holder will conduct a mixed-methods study, focusing on a small number of neighbourhoods in the UK that have been characterised by persistent deprivation over many decades.

The broad aims are to examine the impact that living in these areas has on people’s lives over the long term, mainly using biographical approaches, and to understand better why the neighbourhoods have apparently been so resistant to successive regimes of regeneration.

The ideal candidate would hold a Masters degree in an urban studies-related social science subject such as housing or town planning, or in social and/or economic history, or in another relevant social science.

Glasgow city council will act as non-academic partner on this studentship.

Eligibility

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.  Students based on.

ESRC eligibility information
http://www.esrc.ac.uk/funding-and-guidance/postgraduates/prospective-students/eligibility/index.aspx

ESRC Eligibility Checker Tool
https://glasgow.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/esrc-award-eligibility-checker-201718

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 (2016-17 rate £14,296 full-time/£8,577.60 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 socsci-scholarships@glasgow.ac.uk by Friday 09 June 2017:

Academic Transcript(s)

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

2 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 socsci-scholarships@glasgow.ac.uk by referees via their official University email address; clearly labelling the reference e.g. “John Smith XX Scholarship Reference”

Copy of CV

Research Proposal

Please set out -in not more than two pages- your ideas about how you would take forward the PhD from the initial description above. 

Scottish Graduate School for Social Sciences Doctoral Training Centre Coversheet

Scottish Graduate School for Social Sciences Doctoral Training Centre Equal Opportunities Form

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

Selection Process

Applications will be ranked by a selection panel and applicants will be notified of the decision on their application by 30 June 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.