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FYI. 5 PhD scholarships inn Social Policy at University of Birmingham, UK

The School of Social Policy at the University of Birmingham is seeking to recruit to five full-time or part-time doctoral research scholarships to commence September 2017. Two scholarships of £9000 and three of £7500 per year are available. All scholarships include the UK/EU nationals level annual fee (£4,180 at current rates) and an annual research training and fieldwork support grant of £750. The remaining funds form a maintenance grant.

The successful candidates will have previously undertaken research training as part of an MA Social Research or equivalent programme, or will have demonstrated their research capacity through study and / or professional activity and be willing to undertake further research training.

We invite proposals in any field of research within the disciplines of the School of Social Policy (Social Work; Social Policy, Sociology and Criminology; and/or Health Policy and Health Management/Leadership). Proposals could also be aligned to one of our five cross-cutting research centres:

*   Centre on Household Assets and Savings Management (CHASM)
*   Family Potential
*   Institute of Mental Health (new centre in the process of being established)
*   Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS)
*   Third Sector Research Centre (TSRC)

Please see the School website for details of our research and possible supervisors: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/social-policy/research/index.aspx>

Those currently involved in postgraduate research studying with the School of Social Policy or those who have been offered a place are eligible to apply for these scholarships.

How to apply:

1.      email a covering letter (no more 750 words) and research proposal (no more than 3 pages A4, size 12 font) in support of your application for funding to Dr Kerry Allen (Director of Postgraduate Research) socialpolicy-doctoralresearch@contacts.bham.ac.uk

2.      submit your full application to one of our full time doctoral programmes (follow this link here to make your application). http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/social-policy/courses/research-degrees/courses/index.aspx

The application letter and course application must have been submitted by Friday 12 May, 5pm.

Please feel free to contact Dr Kerry Allen informally at k.allen@bham.ac.uk to discuss any aspects of your application or to ask any questions about studying for a PhD at the University of Birmingham.