Work on Demand: Contracting for Work in a Changing Economy

Work on Demand: Contracting for Work in a Changing Economy

Description

The Work on Demand (‘WorkOD’) project seeks to investigate the ever-evolving nature of contracts and contracting behaviour in the world of work – not only contracts of employment, but also those of casual, ‘zero-hours’, and self-employed workers. A particular point of focus is the emerging ‘gig’ or ‘on demand’ economy, in which consumers order a range of services, or delivery of a range of goods, online or via smart phone apps. The project has a strong comparative dimension, and will analyse differences in forms of contract and contracting behaviour across jurisdictions and over the course of several decades. A key innovation is the characterisation of contracting for work as an instance of economic, social and legal behaviour. With the aim of developing a new methodology for the study of work contracts, the project seeks to synthesise elements of economic sociology, sociology of law, and political economy into a new ‘economic sociology of labour law’. The relevance of this work will extend beyond the field of labour law into other legal disciplines and branches of social science.

The project is motivated by a normative and empirical concern with the continued viability of systems of labour law that are, broadly-speaking, protective of workers’ interests. It builds on previous research conducted by the Principal Investigator, Professor Ruth Dukes (School of Law), into traditional and more recent market-based approaches to the study of labour law. It is funded by a European Research Council Starting Grant.

Eligibility

Home/EU and international applicants are eligible to apply. Only full-time students are eligible.  Candidates must have a first, upper second class honours, and/or Master’s degree in a relevant discipline (eg Law, Sociology, Political Science). They should have a good knowledge of current trends and debates in the fields of labour law and the organization of working relationships. Knowledge of a second language is desirable.

For candidates whose first language is not English, we require IELTS 7.0 (with 6.5 in each component) or equivalent.   

The successful applicants will be expected to enroll in a PhD on a Full-Time basis (these scholarships cannot be held on a Part-Time basis) and should have a good knowledge of current trends and debates in the fields of labour law and the organization of working relationships. Knowledge of a second language is desirable.

The Award

The scholarship will run for a maximum of 3 years full-time commencing on 1 October 2018 and will provide:

  • an annual maintenance grant at the RCUK rate (2018-19 rate £14,777 full-time)
  • fees at the standard Home/EU or International rate
  • additional financial support for fieldwork and conference attendance

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 10 June 2018:

1. Academic Transcript(s) and Degree Certificate(s)

Final or current degree transcripts including grades and degree certificates (and official translations, if needed) - scanned copy in colour of the original documents.

2. References

2 references on headed paper (academic and/or professional).

At least one reference must be academic, the other can be academic or professional. Your references should be on official headed paper. These should also be signed by the referee.

If your referees would prefer to provide confidential references direct to the University then we can also accept the reference by email, from the referee's official university or business email account to socsci-scholarships@glasgow.ac.uk clearly labelling the reference e.g. “<applicant name> CoSS Scholarship Reference”

3. Copy of CV

4. Research Proposal

A brief 2-page document outlining the applicant’s proposed contribution to the research project.

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

For further information or details about the Project

Please contact Professor Ruth Dukes (Ruth.Dukes@glasgow.ac.uk

Selection Process

Applications will be assessed by the Project Team and shortlisted applicants may be invited to an interview.

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.

Sustainable Healthy and Learning Cities and Neighbourhoods in Africa and Asia Scholarship

Sustainable Healthy and Learning Cities and Neighbourhoods in Africa and Asia Scholarship

We are looking for three PhD students to join the GCRF Centre for Sustainable, Healthy and Learning Cities and Neighbourhoods (SHLC). Candidates are required to provide an outline proposal of no more than 1000 words. More details are included in below.

SHLC is one of the 37 major projects funded by the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF), which aims to build upon research knowledge and strengthen capacity to help address challenges in the developing countries. SHLC has two overarching objectives:


1. To conduct comparative studies of urbanisation and the formation and differentiation of neighbourhoods in cities in order to address the challenges associated with large-scale rural-to-urban migration in Africa and Asia; and
2. To strengthen research capacity among urban researchers, government officials and policy makers in the public and private sectors both in the UK and in developing countries.
The Centre, based at the University of Glasgow, has eight international partners in South Africa, Tanzania, Rwanda, India, Bangladesh, China and the Philippines. The Centre’s research programme will involve neighbourhood level analysis in 14 case study cities located in these countries.

PhD Topics
PhD will focus on at least one of three SHLC ‘themes’:  education, health, or urban studies in relation to developing country cities and neighbourhoods. Mixed methods approaches are welcome.

We are particularly interested in proposals that encompass any of the following topics:


• The  development and operationalisation of indicators/classification/measures of spatial differentiation (including its temporal evolution) of neighbourhoods within SHLC case study cities, and the implications of spatial differentiation for access to public services;
• The  development and operationalisation of indicators/classification/measures for lifelong learning in cities and neighbourhoods in the global south, including links to a range of life wide literacies;
• Qualitative/ethnographic studies of neighbourhoods in SHLC case study cities paying particular attention to the interaction between urban, health and education challenges
• Investigations of the impact of informality on social sustainability in neighbourhoods within SHLC case study cities, paying particular attention to the interaction between urban, health and education challenges
• Understanding the spatial effect and relationship between neighbourhood-level and city-level influences on residents’ health, paying particular attention to variations by health outcome, person and/or SHLC case study city/country.

 

Successful candidates will be allocated a lead supervisor from among the academic staff associated with SHLC at the University of Glasgow (Professors Ya Ping Wang, Keith Kintrea, Rich Mitchell, Michele Schweisfurth, Michael Osborne, Dr. Amin Kamete or Dr Jing Yao), depending on the match between PhD students and staff research interests.

Eligibility

Home/EU and International applicants are eligible to apply.  

Master's qualification or equivalent is required

Candidates should be able to travel to work for short periods in developing countries as required by the research. Ideally, candidates will have some experience in carrying out research in, or relevant to, cities and neighbourhoods in developing countries.

The Award

The scholarship is open to +3 (3 years PhD only) commencing in October 2018 and will provide:

  • a stipend at the RCUK rate (2018-19 rate is £14,777 Full-Time / £8,866.20 Part-Time)
  • 100 % tuition fee waiver
  • access to the Research Training Support Grant

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 with the subject line ‘GCRF SHLC Scholarship application' by 17 June 2018

1. Academic Transcript(s) and Degree Certificate(s)

Final or current degree transcripts including grades and degree certificates (and official translations, if needed) - scanned copy in colour of the original documents.

2. References

2 references on headed paper (academic and/or professional).

At least one reference must be academic, the other can be academic or professional. Your references should be on official headed paper. These should also be signed by the referee.

If your referees would prefer to provide confidential references direct to the University then we can also accept the reference by email, from the referee's official university or business email account to socsci-scholarships@glasgow.ac.uk clearly labelling the reference e.g. “<applicant name> CoSS Scholarship Reference”

3. Copy of CV

4. Research Proposal 

Applicants are required to provide research proposal of not more than 1000 words. It should include:

  • a straightforward, descriptive, and informative title
  • the question that your research will address
  • a justification of why this question is important and worth investigating
  • an assessment of how your own research will engage with recent research on the subject
  • a brief account of the methodology and data sources you will use
  • References to sources cited in the proposal and an indicative wider bibliography (The references and bibliography are in addition to the 1000 words.)

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

For further information or details about the Project

Please contact Professor Ya Ping Wang (YaPing.Wang@glasgow.ac.uk)

Selection Process

Applications will be assessed by the Project Team and shortlisted applicants will be invited to interview the week commencing 25 June and will be notified of a final decisions shortly after..

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.

ESRC Award: Chances or Choices? Influences on Young People’s Learning Decisions in the Glasgow City Region and the Implications for Employer Engagement

ESRC Award: Chances or Choices? Influences on Young People’s Learning Decisions in the Glasgow City Region and the Implications for Employer Engagement

Description

This PhD aims to more fully understand the relationship between school subject choices and attainment and post school outcomes, and how and under what circumstances employers can best help shape learning experiences and learning choices, with a focus on disadvantaged areas in the Glasgow city region.

In spite of the universal support for employer engagement in education, and a widespread acknowledgment that young people need more help to make informed choices about their learning, many key questions remain unanswered. They include what services can employers best provide? Does employer engagement affect attainment and skills development, and how? How influential is exposure to work on young people’s career interests and knowledge of routes into work?  There are also important questions about whether employer engagement really helps to bridge or to extend social divides. Do young people get different benefits from employer engagement according to social background or school, particularly when more advantaged schools may already have access to networks of alumni, and well connected parents?

The provisional work plan for the PhD will include: 1. A survey of UK and international literature on purposes, methods and outcomes of employer engagement in education, and on subject choices and their implications; 2. A quantitative analysis of subject choices among secondary school children (for example by gender, ethnicity, school and home neighbourhood), using a large data on educational attainment that the supervisors already hold; 3. Qualitative research in a small number of case study schools, where young people and teachers will be interviewed at critical subject selection points.

It is likely that the findings of the PhD will highlight the relative importance of factors influencing young people’s decisions, including young people’s own understandings of the links between subject choices and employment, and flushing out socio-structural and personal influences. The research is expected to highlight the potential value of more extensive and deeper employer engagement, particularly for better preparing young people as economic actors, and shaping subject choices in order to address skill deficits.

The ideal candidate would hold a Masters degree, have an academic background in social sciences or education, and have a strong orientation to mixed-methods research, including demonstrable quantitative data analysis skills.

The PhD is funded by the ESRC. It will be supervised by Prof. Keith Kintrea (Urban Studies, School of Social and Political Sciences), Dr Muir Houston and Dr Catherine Lido (both School of Education) and the successful candidate will join the Education and Place Research Group, which is associated with the Urban Big Data Centre at University of Glasgow. Skills Development Scotland will also provide support to the research. 

Eligibility

Home/EU applicants are eligible to apply.  

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-collaborative-awards-2018 

First or Upper Second Class Honours (2:1) or a Master's qualification or equivalent are required

The Award

The scholarship is only open for +3 (3 year PhD only) commencing in October 2018 and depending on your eligibility for a full award (see ESRC Eligibility information and Checker Tool above), will provide:

  • a stipend at the RCUK rate (2018-19 rate is £14,777 full-time / £8,666.20 part time)
  • 100 % tuition fee waiver
  • access to the Research Training Support Grant

If a fees only award is granted (see ESRC Eligibility information and Checker Tool above), this will provide a 100% tuition fee waiver only.

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 with the subject line 'ESRC Dataset: Chances or Choices? Scholarship application' by 17 June 2018

1. Academic Transcript(s) and Degree Certificate(s)

Final or current degree transcripts including grades and degree certificates (and official translations, if needed) - scanned copy in colour of the original documents.

2. References

2 references on headed paper (academic and/or professional).

At least one reference must be academic, the other can be academic or professional. Your references should be on official headed paper. These should also be signed by the referee.

If your referees would prefer to provide confidential references direct to the University then we can also accept the reference by email, from the referee's official university or business email account to socsci-scholarships@glasgow.ac.uk clearly labelling the reference e.g. “<applicant name> ESRC Dataset Chances of Choices? Scholarship Reference”

3. Copy of CV

4. Statement of Interest

While the broad aims and approaches to the research have been established (see description, above) please explain why you are interested in the topic, provide your thoughts on the issues that are raised, and suggest how you would approach the work plan. Your response should not be more than 2 pages.

5. Scottish Graduate School of Social Sciences Doctoral Training Partnership Equal Opportunities Form

6. Copy of the ESRC Eligibility Checker Tool outcome

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

For further information or details about the Project

Please contact Professor Keith Kintrea (Keith.Kintrea@glasgow.ac.uk)

Selection Process

Applications will be ranked by a selection panel and applicants will be notified of the decision on their application by the second week of August.

Please note that this is one of a number of studentships being advertised at the same time, and that there is a limit on the number of International studentships which can be funded overall. In the event that more International candidates are nominated than there are places, these candidates will be ranked and only the highest ranked will be eligible for the studentship.

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.

Closing Date:             18 May 2018

ESRC Collaborative Studentship: Determinants and impact of wellbeing during university-to-work transitions

ESRC Collaborative Studentship: Determinants and impact of wellbeing during university-to-work transitions

Description

Youth represents a high-risk population for mental health problems (ONS, 2017). Particularly, within the higher education setting, health and wellbeing issues have been referred to as the invisible problem (Martin, 2010) and multiplicities of pressures (e.g. financial difficulties, self-image and identity) on students that impact mental wellbeing have been identified (NUS Scotland, 2010; UniversitiesUK, 2015).  Although there is now considerable interest in structural inequalities in student wellbeing, precarious youth transitions (Ainley & Allen, 2013; Gardiner, 2014) and youth wellbeing in work, empirical research on wellbeing during university-to-work transitions is scarce.

New entrants into the graduate labour market face unprecedented ambiguity, uncertainty and precariousness in their outcomes upon graduation, which are often constrained by eg labour market opportunities and relocation/accommodation costs, adversely impacting on transition into independent adulthood (Stone et al, 2014). Successful transitions (e.g. securing interesting work) positively impact graduate wellbeing (Reino & Byrom, 2017). Nevertheless, university leavers often lack the career-related experience to help them negotiate this complex terrain (Okay-Somerville & Scholarios, 2014). Despite increasing pressure to engage in employability activities early in their course (QAA, 2016), graduates report insufficient career-related support from universities (Reino & Byrom, 2017) and considerable levels of stress and anxiety (NUS Scotland, 2010; Okay-Somerville & Scholarios, 2017). Against this background, the proposed research seeks to address the determinants and impact of wellbeing during university-to-work transitions.

The key research question the proposed project aims to address is: How does wellbeing impact university-to-work transitions? In achieving this aim, the key objectives of this research are to:

  • Improve understanding of the determinants of university leavers’ wellbeing
  • Examine the impact of wellbeing on student experience, career management and employment outcomes
  • Extend our understanding of student wellbeing and university-to-work transitions from an interdisciplinary perspective, which considers the role of agency and structure in labour market entry, and 
  • Develop recommendations for wellbeing-oriented prevention and intervention programmes to assist university leavers as they transition into the world of work.

A mixed-methods, multi-source study is proposed, composed of: (i) semi-structured interviews and focus groups key stakeholders, and (ii) a longitudinal survey for systematically examining the changes in student wellbeing through the final year and its impact on successful university-to-work transitions.

The academic supervisory team consists of researchers from the School of Education (Dr Lesley Doyle) and Adam Smith Business School (Dr Belgin Okay-Somerville) at the University of Glasgow. The non-academic supervision is provided by Student Minds, the UK’s student mental health charity, who will also make invaluable in-kind contributions, such as facilitating access to samples and dissemination of findings.

Eligibility

Home/EU applicants are eligible to apply.  

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-collaborative-awards-2018 

First or Upper Second Class Honours (2:1) or a Master's qualification or equivalent are required

The Award

The scholarship is open for 1+3 (1 year Masters followed by 3 year PhD), or +3 (3 years PhD only) commencing in October 2018 and depending on your eligibility for a full award (see ESRC Eligibility information and Checker Tool above), will provide:

  • a stipend at the RCUK rate (2018-19 rate is £14,777 full-time / £8,866.20 part time)
  • 100 % tuition fee waiver
  • access to the Research Training Support Grant

If a fees only award is granted (see ESRC Eligibility information and Checker Tool above), this will provide a 100% tuition fee waiver only.

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 with the subject line 'University-to-work transitions Scholarship application' by 17 June 2018

1. Academic Transcript(s) and Degree Certificate(s)

Final or current degree transcripts including grades and degree certificates (and official translations, if needed) - scanned copy in colour of the original documents.

2. References

2 references on headed paper (academic and/or professional).

At least one reference must be academic, the other can be academic or professional. Your references should be on official headed paper. These should also be signed by the referee.

If your referees would prefer to provide confidential references direct to the University then we can also accept the reference by email, from the referee's official university or business email account to socsci-scholarships@glasgow.ac.uk clearly labelling the reference e.g. “<applicant name> ESRC-Collaborative University-to-work transitions Scholarship Reference”

3. Copy of CV

4. Applicant Statement 

A brief statement outlining interest in, and suitability to, undertake this research (max 2 pages).

5. Scottish Graduate School of Social Sciences Doctoral Training Partnership Equal Opportunities Form

6. Copy of the ESRC Eligibility Checker Tool outcome

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

For further information or details about the Project

Please contact Dr Belgin Okay-Somerville (Belgin.Okay-Somerville@glasgow.ac.uk)

Selection Process

Applications will be assessed by a selection panel and shortlisted applicants will be invited to an interview.

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.

Using Understanding Society as a microscope to examine the "class ceiling" in the UK labour market

Using Understanding Society as a microscope to examine the "class ceiling" in the UK labour market

Description

Recent evidence has uncovered a class based wage penalty in the UK labour market, where wages are correlated with social origin, even when other attributes such as education have been controlled for. This has been referred to as the "class ceiling" on account of similarities with the gender pay gap. This project contributes to the evidence base on the class ceiling by examining the extent to which social origin influences labour market outcomes independently of level of education and to explore how these effects are mediated. Given the prevailing policy emphasis on education as a means of social advancement, identifying the extent and magnitude of class wage penalties is particularly important. Specifically, the study will exploit the rich longitudinal data provided by the household panel survey Understanding Society (US). The combination of data on educational and labour market outcomes with a wealth of information on individual attributes and social context, enables the testing of a diverse range of theoretical perspectives on what influences systemic differences between identically qualified individual, spanning economics, education and sociology.

The ideal candidate will have an undergraduate and/or master’s degree in economics, education, sociology, public policy, statistics, or related fields, a strong background in quantitative social science, and knowledge of working with micro data using statistical software such as STATA, SPSS or R.

The PhD Project will be supervised by Kristinn Hermannsson in the School of Education and Jeanette Findlay in the Adam Smith Business School.

Eligibility

Home/EU applicants are eligible to apply.  

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-collaborative-awards-2018 

First or Upper Second Class Honours (2:1) or a Master's qualification or equivalent are required

The Award

The scholarship is open for 1+3 (1 year Masters followed by 3 year PhD), or +3 (3 years PhD only) commencing in October 2018 and depending on your eligibility for a full award (see ESRC Eligibility information and Checker Tool above), will provide:

  • a stipend at the enhanced RCUK rate (2018-19 rate is £14,777 full-time / £8,666.20 part time)
  • 100 % tuition fee waiver
  • access to the Research Training Support Grant

If a fees only award is granted (see ESRC Eligibility information and Checker Tool above), this will provide a 100% tuition fee waiver only.

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 with the subject line ' Using Understanding Society as a microscope to examine the "class ceiling" in the UK labour market by 01 July 2018

1. Academic Transcript(s) and Degree Certificate(s)

Final or current degree transcripts including grades and degree certificates (and official translations, if needed) - scanned copy in colour of the original documents.

2. References

2 references on headed paper (academic and/or professional).

At least one reference must be academic, the other can be academic or professional. Your references should be on official headed paper. These should also be signed by the referee.

If your referees would prefer to provide confidential references direct to the University then we can also accept the reference by email, from the referee's official university or business email account to socsci-scholarships@glasgow.ac.uk clearly labelling the reference e.g. “<applicant name> ESRC Industry Strategy UK labour market Scholarship Reference”

3. Copy of CV

4. Applicant Statement 

A brief statement outlining interest in, and suitability to undertake this research (500 words max).

5. Scottish Graduate School of Social Sciences Doctoral Training Partnership Equal Opportunities Form

6. Copy of the ESRC Eligibility Checker Tool outcome

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

For further information or details about the Project

Please contact Kristinn Hermannsson (kristinn.hermannsson@glasgow.ac.uk) or Jeanette Findlay (Jeanette.Findlay@glasgow.ac.uk)

Selection Process

Applications will be assessed by a selection panel and shortlisted applicants will be invited to an interview.

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.

ESRC AQM Studentship: Strategic and Relational Models in International Climate Treaty-Making

ESRC AQM Studentship: Strategic and Relational Models in International Climate Treaty-Making

Description

Climate change is one of the most pressing societal challenges. While many consider the Paris Agreement a success, President Trump’s 2017 announcement to withdraw the US from the agreement has raised concerns about whether other states will also backtrack. This puts a fundamental, counterfactual question in the spotlight: Would the same announcement by any other country have triggered similar worries?

This seemingly innocuous question highlights a major challenge for our understanding of international cooperation. When governments make decisions about whether to join a treaty, such as the Paris Agreement, they consider two things: First, they are forward-looking and try to assess how their own treaty participation affects the likelihood of others to join the agreement.

Second, governments look backwards to see which countries have already ratified a treaty before deciding on their own action.

Existing statistical approaches ignore these strategic and relational contexts in which specific agreements are made; they only consider a government’s current choice, independent of how their own choice affects future behaviour by others (strategic context) and what to learn from historic ratifications (relational context). This PhD project hence proposes to assess, both substantively and statistically, the relative merits of two advanced quantitative methods: Strategic estimation and the relational event model (REM) to investigate international agreement-making to better understand the nature of government choice over time.

Both methods are new to the study of international agreement-making, so applicants would not be expected to already master these techniques at the beginning of the PhD; extensive training opportunities will be put in place to help the student acquire the necessary skills. An ideal candidate should have a background in political science, international relations, or a related social science with a strong quantitative focus or from (applied) statistics with a strong interest in international relations and climate agreement-making. Any of the following would be an advantage: familiarity with random utility models and/or strategic estimation; familiarity with relational event modelling and/or analysis of dynamic network data; the use of statistical packages, such as R; strong interest in climate change research and international treaty-making.

The PhD Project will be Lead-Supervised by Dr Patrick Bayer in the School of Social and Political Sciences.

Eligibility

Home/EU applicants are eligible to apply.  

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-collaborative-awards-2018 

First or Upper Second Class Honours (2:1) or a Master's qualification or equivalent are required

The Award

The scholarship is open for 1+3 (1 year Masters followed by 3 year PhD), or +3 (3 years PhD only) commencing in October 2018 and depending on your eligibility for a full award (see ESRC Eligibility information and Checker Tool above), will provide:

  • a stipend at the enhanced RCUK rate (2018-19 rate is £17,777 full-time / £10,666.20 part time)
  • 100 % tuition fee waiver
  • access to the Research Training Support Grant 

If a fees only award is granted (see ESRC Eligibility information and Checker Tool above), this will provide a 100% tuition fee waiver only.

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 with the subject line 'Strategic and Relational models in International Climate Treaty-Making Scholarship application' by 20 July 2018

1. Academic Transcript(s) and Degree Certificate(s)

Final or current degree transcripts including grades and degree certificates (and official translations, if needed) - scanned copy in colour of the original documents.

2. References

2 references on headed paper (academic and/or professional).

At least one reference must be academic, the other can be academic or professional. Your references should be on official headed paper. These should also be signed by the referee.

If your referees would prefer to provide confidential references direct to the University then we can also accept the reference by email, from the referee's official university or business email account to socsci-scholarships@glasgow.ac.uk clearly labelling the reference e.g. “<applicant name> ESRC-AQM International Climate Treaty-Making Scholarship Reference”

3. Copy of CV

4. Applicant Statement 

A statement of motivation that details your interest in the project and show good fit, especially in the view of the advanced quantitative nature of the project (2 pages max).

5. Scottish Graduate School of Social Sciences Doctoral Training Partnership Equal Opportunities Form

6. Copy of the ESRC Eligibility Checker Tool outcome

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

For further information or details about the Project

Please contact Dr Patrick Bayer (Patrick.Bayer@glasgow.ac.uk)

Selection Process

Applications will be assessed by a selection panel and shortlisted applicants will be invited to an interview.

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.