FURS Studentships within the field of urban and regional studies
FURS is concerned to promote urban and regional research and within this broad field it is particularly keen to encourage an understanding of the interconnection between social, economic and political processes and of the broader causes and effects of these processes. This means for example that research which examines policies critically and focuses on their unintended as well as intended consequences is more likely to be supported than research on managerially defined questions. Conversely, research which takes a ‘technical’ approach to urban and regional questions and does not place them within wider contexts of understanding is unlikely to be given priority. Although these concerns are likely to lead to social scientists such as sociologists, political scientists, geographers, economists and town planners predominating among applicants, others such as lawyers, cultural theorists, anthropologists and historians should not be discouraged from applying.
Applications are now closed for FURS Studentships 2016. Successful applicants will be informed by the end of April 2016. Late applications will not be considered under any circumstances and no correspondence will be entered into.
Applications for 2017 studentships will open December 2016.
Eligibility: Funding is only offered to those students who are working within the field of urban and regional studies ONLY applicants whose nationality falls into the countries listed in Groups B and C of the World Bank classification will be eligible to apply For full details, please see here. Preference will be given to students who completed their first degree (BA/BSc) in their home country or another country from Groups B or C.
The one-year studentship for doctoral research is renewable annually for a further one or two years subject to satisfactory progress reports: the value of this studentship is currently worth £12,000 per annum. The Trustees have the discretion to increase this in the light of special circumstances or hardship. No additional support can be given towards travel expenses; the studentship can be spent on fees but is not intended to cover the full costs of being a student, and applicants will therefore need to apply for other sources of funding.
FURS studentships may be held in any department where the Trustees are satisfied with supervisory arrangements for research on urban and regional subjects. In general, these will be departments with a tradition of supervision in these areas, but if you wish to study in a department where this is not the case, you will need to supply evidence regarding the appropriateness of the department.
All studentships are conditional on acceptance and evidence of continuing registration by the University department. If an offer of a place has been received by the time of application for the one year studentship this should be included. Successful candidates will be asked to provide a copy of a letter of acceptance from their chosen institution before the award of a studentship can be confirmed and any monies dispensed.
If you have any queries, please contact:
Sarah Daisy c/o Linda McDowell
Foundation for Urban and Regional Studies Limited
School of Geography and the Environment
Oxford University Centre for the Environment
Dyson Perrins Building
South Parks Rd
Oxford OX1 3QY
Email: FURS Studentship Enquiry