2013 Criminal Law & Criminalisation PhD Scholarship at University of Glasgow in UK

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PhD scholarship is offered by the College of Social Sciences, to be held in the School of Law, within the broad theme of criminalisation. The scholarship is offered in the field of criminal law & criminalisation. Both full-time and part-time students from Home/EU and international applicants are eligible to apply for the scholarship. The scholarship will run for a maximum of three years full-time or 5 years part-time commencing on September/October 2013. An annual bursary equivalent to the RCUK rate – currently £13,590 (£6795 part-time) for 2012/13, fees at the standard Home/EU or International rate and a research support grant of £750 (£375 part-time) per annum.

Study Subject(s): Scholarships are provided in criminal law & criminalization.
Course Level: This scholarship is available for pursuing PhD degree level.
Scholarship Provider: AHRC
Scholarship can be taken at: UK

Eligibility: Home/EU and international applicants are eligible to apply. Both full-time and part-time students are eligible.

Scholarship Open for International Students: The Home/EU and international applicants can apply for the scholarship.

Scholarship Description: The research proposal should concern itself with the practice of formal criminalization: that is, the way inlaw which governments or regulators use the criminal law as a legislative tool. This might include, for example, examination of (a) the criminalization of specific activities; (b) aspects of criminalization of a broader range of activities (that is, devices such as strict liability, reverse burdens of proof or extraterritorial jurisdiction which are used in defining criminal offences by legislation); (c) more wide-ranging examination of legislative practices over time; (d) alternatives to criminal law such as civil penalties; (e) the creation of criminal offences in regulatory contexts or by regulatory bodies. Research proposals should be concerned primarily with legislative practice (which includes the decision of governments to legislate) or mechanisms.

Number of awards offered: Not known

Duration of award(s): The scholarship will run for a maximum of three years full-time or 5 years part-time commencing on September/October 2013.

What does it cover? An annual bursary equivalent to the RCUK rate – currently £13,590 (£6795 part-time) for 2012/13, fees at the standard Home/EU or International rate and a research support grant of £750 (£375 part-time) per annum.

Selection Process: Applications will be evaluated by a School of Law selection panel. The selection panel will base its decision primarily on the student’s academic qualifications, the quality of the research proposal and its fit with the research project noted above, but may take into account any other factor which it considers relevant. Candidates will be notified of the outcome by the end of April 2013. The School reserves the right to make an offer of a scholarship subject to a research proposal being revised in such manner as it sees fit or to any other conditions, or to make no award.

How to Apply: Applicants for this scholarship must first submit a complete application for admission to the PhD programme at the University of Glasgow School of Law. Details of how to do this can be found at http://www.gla.ac.uk/research/opportunities/howtoapplyforaresearchdegree/. After this complete application has been submitted, the applicant should send an email to james.chalmers@glasgow.ac.uk by 5pm stating that they wish to be considered for the scholarship.

Scholarship Application Deadline: Applications must be submitted to the University by 28th March 2013.

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