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ESRC funding for collaborative doctoral studentship - application deadline 6 November 2015

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Queen Mary University of London in association with the London Social Sciences ESRC Doctoral Training Centre and the Equality and Diversity Forum

School of Business and Management and School of Law

Advancing gender equality through public procurement

Queen Mary University of London, as part of the London Social Sciences ESRC Doctoral Training Centre, is seeking a well-qualified applicant to undertake a PhD relating to a collaborative project with the Equality and Diversity Forum (EDF), a highly-regarded network of NGOs working in the field of equality and human rights. The PhD project is entitled “Advancing gender equality through public procurement” and will investigate the extent to which public sector procurement processes can be harnessed to achieve equality and diversity objectives in employment.

Applicants should ideally hold (or expect to be awarded) a high 2:1 undergraduate degree in a relevant subject. A Master’s degree and/or research experience in a relevant area would be advantageous. The successful applicant will be supervised by Professor Lizzie Barmes (School of Law) and Dr Tessa Wright (School of Business and Management) and will work collaboratively with the EDF.

This studentship may be either 1+3 (one year MRes followed by three year PhD), or +3 (three year PhD only, available for those who will have completed appropriate masters level social science research training). The full-time +3 studentship may start in January, April or September 2016, but the 1+3 studentship would start in September 2016. Funding will cover a tax-free scholarship (currently £16,057), research student fees and relevant research and field work expenses. Eligibility is based on UK residency, although EU students not resident in the UK may apply for a fees only award. For further details about eligibility, please see the ESRC studentship funding guidelines here.

Full details about the studentship and how to apply are available here.  

The deadline for applications is 5pm UK time on 6 November 2015. Interviews are likely to be held in the week beginning 16 November 2015.