IJURR Foundation Studentships within the field of urban and regional studies
IJURR Foundation promotes urban and regional research. 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. 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 this is 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.
- The value of this studentship is currently £12,000 per anum, paid in 3 installments.
- 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.
- Successful students can apply to renew the studentship annually for up to 2 years. Renewals will be treated as new applications and are not guaranteed.
- 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.
- IJURR Foundation 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.
- PhD students working within the field of urban and regional studies.
- Nationality of a country listed in Groups B and C of the World Bank (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.
- Completed application form
- 2 academic references
- Acceptance letter or proof of continued registration onto a PhD course in the field of urban and regional studies
Applications open on 1st December and close on 31st January 2018. Successful applicants will be informed by the end of April 2018. Late applications will not be considered under any circumstances and no correspondence will be entered into.
If you have any queries, please contact: IJURR Foundation Studentship Enquiry