International Global Challenges Doctoral Scholarship at University of Kent in UK, 2018/19

The School of Politics and IR is inviting applications for Global Challenges Doctoral Scholarship to commence in the 2018/19 academic year, under the supervision of Professor Elena Korosteleva.

The University is one of the country’s leading academic institutions producing world-class research, rated internationally excellent and leading the way in many fields of study. We are a forward-thinking research institution, committed to the transformative power of education and research and to the development and support of our students and staff.

If English is not your first language then you will need to show that your English language skills are at a high enough level to succeed in your studies.

Scholarship Description:

  • Applications Deadline: June 14, 2018
  • Course Level: Scholarship is available to pursue doctoral degree programme.
  • Study Subject: The GCRF PhD Scholarship is offered as part of the GCRF COMPASS project, which in partnership with the top-level HEIs in Azerbaijan, Belarus, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, seeks to explore a novel ‘adaptive governance approach’ to make global and domestic governance more effective and sustainable. The project develops the concepts of resilience as self-governance, with the emphasis on the ‘peoplehood’, identity and a ‘sense of good life’ for local communities; regime legitimacy and capacity-building; as well as domestic and international order formation within the framework of a Multi-Order World (Flockhart 2016).
  • Scholarship Award: ­Annual stipend at UKRI rates (£14,777 for 2018/19) plus payment of tuition fees, with School funding to cover OS fee difference for three years and a minimum research training support grant of £3500.
  • Nationality: Available to international students
  • Number of Scholarships: Numbers not given
  • Scholarship can be taken in the UK

Eligibility for the Scholarship: 

Eligible Countries: Available to international students.

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must meet the following criteria:

A prospective PhD candidate should have a good knowledge of the eastern region (including Central Asia), and IR scholarship, to be able to develop a novel perspective on and an understanding of changing international relations in the region, and the increasing role of ‘the local’ in shaping global order.

English Language Requirements: If English is not your first language then you will need to show that your English language skills are at a high enough level to succeed in your studies.

PhD Scholarships

Application Procedure: 

How to Apply: Submission of an online application for a PhD place in the School of Politics and International Relations at the University of Kent including:

  • A transcript of degree marks to date and certificate, if completed
  • A research proposal up to a maximum of 1,500 words in length
  • Two academic referees
  • A current CV

Once you have submitted an application, please submit a cover letter stating why you should be awarded the scholarship to (please include ‘International Global Challenges Doctoral Scholarship’ in the subject header of your email).

Online Application

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