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Newcastle University Business School Peter and Norah Lomas PhD Scholarships in Economics, UK

Publish Date: Feb 01, 2016

Deadline: Apr 22, 2016

Newcastle University Business School Peter and Norah Lomas PhD Scholarships in Economics

This scholarship is funded by a gift to the University by alumnus, Mr Peter Lomas.

The scholarship is offered as a three year PhD studentship for a full time student undertaking a PhD in economics and starting their studies in 2016/17. This studentship is available to someone with a strong background and a research focus in one of the following areas of Economics:

  • Applied econometrics
  • Applied microeconomics, including industrial, regional and public economics
  • Banking, empirical finance and risk management
  • Financial markets, insurance and behavioural finance 
  • Health, risk, safety, environmental and experimental economics
  • Labour market economics and applications
  • Macroeconomics, trade, FDI and international economics.

Value of the Award and Eligibility

The studentship will cover PhD fees at the home/UK rate and a level of subsistence equal to that provided by ESRC studentships (estimated rate of £14,057 in 2016/17). Applicants of UK/EU and International status can apply.

The holder of the studentship may have the opportunity to undertake a small amount of teaching within the School. Payment for this will be at a standard hourly rate in addition to the annual studentship.

Person Specification

Applicants should have a good Honours degree (first-class or upper-second-class Honours) in an area related to the proposed field of study. It would be an advantage if you also had, or expected to receive by Autumn 2016, a Master’s-level qualification at ‘credit’ or ‘distinction’ level in a relevant subject area.

How to Apply

You must complete the University’s postgraduate application form, selecting 'PhD Newcastle University Business School (full time) – Economics’ as the programme of study and inserting the reference numberNUBECON in the "Studentship/Partnership reference" field on the Programme of Study page of the application.. 

You should submit a full and detailed CV, an outline research proposal of around 1,000 – 2,000 words, and a personal statement of around 500 words setting out your reasons for applying.

You also need to submit your degree transcripts and certificates.

Applicants are encouraged to approach a member of staff relevant to their research area in the first instance, to discuss their interests, and with a view to working-up their outline proposal.

Closing date: 22 April 2016

Informal enquires about the studentship may be made to:

Professor Colin Wren
PhD Director for Economics

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