Marchant Doctoral Scholarship, United Kingdom

Publish Date: Aug 16, 2016

Deadline: Oct 31, 2016

Marchant Doctoral Scholarship

In recent years, government has become increasingly interested in the project of building an environment for communities to prosper through strong interactions and relationships between business, local authorities and the voluntary and community sector. This government stimulus has been accompanied by new academic interest in the notion of ‘social growth’ in addition to conventional measures of ‘economic growth’.

Applications are now invited for the project: Assessing the impact of local small to medium sized enterprises on social and community wellbeing and social growth.

How to apply

Applicants must submit an application using the standard University online application form. Within this form, where you are asked how you wish to fund your studies, please state ‘Marchant Doctoral Scholarship Applicant'.

You will be asked to submit the following supporting documentation:

  • Current CV;
  • a research proposal, which is no longer than 2,000 words in length (excluding bibliography);
  • two references
  • transcripts of your previous degree(s).

Applicants should be aware that they will be subject to Durham University Business School standard application procedures concerning English Language requirements.

Further Information

The total sum of financial support over the period of study is £48,000 at a rate of £12,000 per annum, subject to review at the end of the first year.

The successful applicant will be based at the Institute for Local Governance at Durham University Business School and will be expected to contribute to the academic community of the University and work closely with the Policy Research Group as well as local partners and businesses.

The PhD will be supervised by Professor John Mawson (Director of the Institute for Local Governance) and Professor Tony Chapman (Director of Research, St Chad's College).

Royal London Doctoral Research Fellowship

Durham University and Royal London, the UK’s largest mutual life and pensions company, are embarking on collaborative research into the meaning and value of mutuality.

The project will establish a new post-experience doctoral research studentship based in the company’s London offices and supervised by leading academics from Durham University Business School.

Candidates wishing to register their interest should normally hold a Master’s degree. Experience in the finance/banking sector would be an advantage.

The position, expected to start in January 2017, is full-time over a period of three years and will cover the equivalent to Home/EU tuition fees in addition to a maintenance grant of £18,000 per annum leading to the award of a PhD.

To be eligible, you must have completed the appropriate programme application process in full and hold an offer of a place. When completing your application, please select the programme "PhD in Accounting", and within the fees section please state "Royal London Funding".

ESRC Studentships

Available via our ESRC-funded North East Doctoral Training Centre, these studentships are open to Home/EU students across the social sciences. Additionally, both Home/EU and International students can apply for awards in Finance & Economics.

Applications for 2016/17 entry are now open.

Durham Doctoral Studentships

These awards are open to International candidates and also Home/EU candidates in fields not currently eligible for funding via the Faculty's network of Doctoral Training Centres and Partnerships.

Scholarship for applicants from Mexico

As proud partners, Durham University and CONACT collectively support applicants from Mexico on a range of programmes within the Faculty of Social Sciences and Health and the Faculty of Science. In addition to full fee payment, CONACyT also award stipend payments to successful applicants.

For more information click "Further official information" below.


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