Pre-call for PhD scholarship at Dublin City University
In the frame of the project: «SHADOW: An exploration of the nature of informal economies and shadow practices in the former USSR region» (for a short description of the project see below)
We are selecting a perspective PhD student to apply for the Government of Ireland scholarship (all EU citizens are eligible) to complete a PhD thesis in the frame of the project under the supervision of Dr Abel Polese
Please note: This is not an offer for PhD funding. We will help you (max 2 candidates) to apply, by offering institutional support and advicing you on research design. The Irish Research Council will then make a decision and, if your application is supported, you will receive a PhD scholarship and support for research expenses to work with us to SHADOW for 2018-2022.
Fields: economic sociology, management and business, human geography, public policy
Topic: informal business practices in the former USSR (preferably with a case study in the Southern Caucasus or Central Asian region)
Deadline: 15 of September 2017 (send CV and one abstract of the topic of your choice to email@example.com). You are expected to start in September 2018, if awarded the scholarship
1. (SHADOW) Project short description
2. Government of Ireland PhD scholarship information
1. Description: SHADOW
Extending from Eastern Europe to Eastern Asia, from the Caucasus to Central Asia, the post-USSR region, occupying almost one sixth of the world’s territory, has an immense potential for the EU as source of natural resources and potential market for EU companies. In spite of this, the region is often seen as a highly hazardous one to deal with, given its “uncertain business and investment climate with widespread opportunism and corruption, misuse and misappropriation of state assets and conflicting information flow”
SHADOW is a research and training programme with the goal of producing strategic intelligence on the region and train a generation of specialists on informality in post-Soviet spaces. Our goals are two-fold: 1) we intend to construct an index to provide an accurate measurement of the level of shadow activities in our target countries; 2) we aim to conceptualise a taxonomy of shadow practices in the post-USSR region in a cross-country and cross-regional perspective. Both goals are intended to contribute to a much better understanding of the threats and opportunities that the former USSR region, of fundamental importance for the EU, offers.
2. Information on the scholarship
The Irish Research Council is delighted to announce that it has opened its call for the 2018 Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship programme.
This programme offers scholarships for suitably qualified individuals to pursue a research master’s or PhD (either traditional or structured), in any discipline, at eligible higher education institutions in Ireland. In addition, a number of targeted scholarships are offered in collaboration with our strategic funding partners.
In the first instance, applicants are advised to consult the 2018 Terms and Conditions and Guide for Applicants. Applicants seeking further clarification are then recommended to contact the research office in their respective higher education institution. If unable to provide clarity, the research office should send questions to firstname.lastname@example.org for answer through the frequently asked questions (FAQ) process. An updated FAQ document will be published weekly on the Irish Research Council website.