ESRC Collaborative Studentship: Connecting communities: transformative impacts of community garden networks

Description

Available to study a PhD in the Adam Smith Business School in the College of Social Sciences under the supervision Professor Andrew Cumbers (Management, Adam Smith Business School).

For more information, please see here.

Eligibility

Students must meet ESRC eligibility criteria. ESRC eligibility information can be found here*: http://www.esrc.ac.uk/funding-and-guidance/postgraduates/prospective-students/eligibility/index.aspx

Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

For 1+3

  • A 2:1 degree or equivalent preferably with a business and management component
  • Demonstrate an interest in, and knowledge of community empowerment and food/environmental sustainability debates
  • Have a good grounding in community empowerment and food/sustainability issues

For +3

  • A master’s good degree preferably with a business and management component
  • Demonstrate an interest in, and knowledge of community empowerment and food/environmental sustainability debates
  • Have a good grounding in community empowerment and food/sustainability issues.

Eligible Countries

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • England
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • Northern Ireland
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Scotland
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Wales

Eligible Programmes

Value

The scholarship is available as a three year ‘+3 ‘(PhD only) or a four year ‘1+3’ (research masters plus PhD) programme, depending on level of prior qualifications and research training.  This will be assessed as part of the recruitment process.  The programme will commence in October 2019.  It includes

  • An annual maintenance grant at the RCUK rate (2018/19 rate £14,777 full-time).
  • Fees at the standard Home rate.
  • Students can also draw on a pooled Research Training Support Grant (RTSG), usually up to a maximum of £750 per year.

How to apply

Applicants must register their interest by completing the ESRC Eligilibility Checker: https://glasgow.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/supervisor-led-awards-esrc-award-eligibility-checker-201 

Applicants should then register on the Scottish Graduate School of Social Sciences GradHub and fill out equal opportunity data (this is a requirement of the application process and equal opportunity data is used for monitoring purposes only, and not in the decision making process, completing and uploading the following documents on to GradHub:

  • Application form
  • Academic transcripts
  • References
  • CV
  • A short statement (max 1,000 words) explaining how you fit with, and can add to, the research project

The statement should be uploaded as a standalone document with the file named as follows *your name_CumbersGlasgowCollaborative_date*

Applications should be submit application through GradHub https://gradhub.sgsss.ac.uk

Closing Date: 19 April 2019

Selection process

Applications will be ranked by a selection panel and applicants will be notified if they have been shortlisted for interview by 05th April 2019. Interview dates are to be confirmed.

All scholarship awards are subject to candidates successfully securing admission to a PhD programme within the Adam Smith Business School. Successful scholarship applicants will be invited to apply for admission to the relevant PhD programme after they are selected for funding.

Key contact

Professor Andrew Cumbers (Andrew.Cumbers@glasgow.ac.uk)