ESRC and Care & Repair Cymru Fully-Funded PhD Studentship at Swansea University in UK, 2013

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Swansea University is offering fully-funded PhD Studentship for a research project entitled Mapping the Care & Repair Agency Case Worker role – social care and policy impact at the community level. Applicants must have a 1st or good 2:1 degree in Social Policy or a related Social Science discipline and must hold a relevant master’s degree. This full studentship will include stipend of approximately £13,726 p.a. for a maximum of 3 years subject to satisfactory progress  as well as approximately £750 to cover additional research expenses throughout the study. The application deadline is 30th May 2013.

Study Subject(s): Studentship is offered for a research project entitled Mapping the Care & Repair Agency Case Worker role – social care and policy impact at the community level.
Course Level: This studentship is available for pursuing PhD degree level at Swansea University.
Scholarship Provider: Swansea University, UK
Scholarship can be taken at: UK

Eligibility: -Candidate must be from the UK/EU.
-Candidate must have a 1st or good 2:1 degree in Social Policy or a related Social Science discipline and must hold a relevant master’s degree.
-Candidate will be required to demonstrate applied experience of qualitative and quantitative research methodologies and preferably have some experience of working in the third sector.

Scholarship Open for International Students: The students of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and UK can apply for this studentship.

Scholarship Description:  Swansea UniversityThe studentship provides an innovative opportunity to undertake a collaborative research project which brings together partners from Swansea University, Care & Repair Cymru and their national-level network of agencies, and the ESRC Wales Doctoral Training Centre.  The focus of the project is of importance to all partners, who recognise the central role that agency case workers play in facilitating independent living for older people through person-centred, home-based service provisions, and acting as “link agents” in stimulating effective partnership working across different sectors and services in Wales.

Number of award(s):  Not Known

Duration of award(s): Studentship is offered for a maximum of 3 years.

What does it cover? The full studentship will include:
-UK/EU tuition fees.
-a stipend of approximately £13,726 p.a. for a maximum of 3 years subject to satisfactory progress.
-approximately £750 to cover additional research expenses throughout the study.
-UK studentsUK students are eligible for a full award (stipend and fees).
-EU studentsEU students who have been ‘ordinarily resident’ in the UK for 3 years prior to the start of the grant are eligible for a full award (stipend and fees). This means they must have been normally residing in the UK (apart from temporary or occasional absences). EU students who are ordinarily resident in a member state of the EU are generally eligible for a fees-only award.

Selection Criteria: Not Known

Notification: Not Known

How to Apply: To apply please submit your CV and a 1000 word statement outlining why you would wish to undertake this research.  Your CV should include details of your research experience to date, scientific interests, and also include the names of two referees. The successful applicant will then be asked to complete a Swansea University postgraduate application form at a later stage. To apply please send your CV, and covering statement to Mrs Maria Davis by email or post.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 30th May 2013.

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