Postgraduate Scholarships at Norwich Business School
Social innovation refers to new ideas that work in meeting social goals (Mulgan et al., 2007). The INCREASE VS project (2017-2020) is a social innovation project with 11 housing association partners located in the France (Channel) England region (FCE). It is funded by the INTERREG V Programme and aims to inspire economically inactive residents, living in social housing neighbourhoods across the FCE region, to start micro enterprises and get jobs. It is an innovative 6 step training and support pathway for 4,000 economically excluded people in Housing Association (HA) neighbourhoods. It uses resident ambassadors and incentive schemes to drive interest from such communities and develops a new web based support service to nurture cross border, business to business support that creates a sustainable project legacy. UEA’s role in the project includes impact evaluation work combining a review of social housing data, findings from structured questionnaires and more qualitative findings from key-informant interviews and case studies. The evaluation objective is to track the participants’ journey in trying out micro-enterprises, securing employment and engaging in personal development progressions. Within this context, social value is approached as difficult to measure (Mulgan, 2010). The proposed PhD studentship provides additional academic research capacity to support the project’s evaluation work and generate new insights into the local socio-economic and cultural dynamics that underpin the life course of those HA residents furthest away from the labour market. It will involve work with HA residents (developed in consultation with the PhD candidate) to produce a scholarly social science study into entrepreneurship and social innovation among marginalised communities.
To see more information on the supervisor for this project, please go here: http://business.uea.ac.uk/dr-zografia-bika
Type of programme: PhD
Start date of project: April 2018
Mode of study: Full time
Applications for this studentship are invited from suitably qualified graduates.
Candidates applying for a 3 year studentship should hold or expect to hold a Masters qualification (which includes training in research methods and a independently researched dissertation) in a relevant subject area. A portion of the research for this project will take place in France so applicant’s language skills will be taken into account.
Candidates will be interviewed, usually via telephone or Skype, as part of the selection process. EU and International applicants may be required to provide evidence of competence in the English Language.
The studentship is open to Home/EU cover tuition fees (UK/EU rates), a tax-free maintenance grant (£14,533 for entry during 2017/8), and a research training support grant. The Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) position provides a studentship for doctoral research studies along with offering teaching experience and other support to help fast-track academic careers while at the same time gaining a PhD. The successful candidate will be enrolled on the Developing Teaching Skills module as part of this studentship.
i) Mulgan, G., Tucker, S., Ali, R., and Sanders, B. (2007). Social innovation: what it is, why it matters and how it can be accelerated. Skoll Center for Social Entrepreneurship: Working Paper. Working Paper, Oxford Said Business School..
ii) Mulgan, G. (2010) Measuring social value. Stanford Social Innovation Review 8 (3): 38-43.
Norwich Business School GTA Programme
Norwich Business School (NBS) has one opening for a fully funded, Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) position for Home and EU applicants that provide studentships for doctoral research studies along with offering teaching experience and other support to help fast-track academic careers while at the same time gaining a PhD. The latest HEFCE assessment of research excellence (REF2014) puts Norwich Business School 17th overall in the UK out of 101 institutions and in 9th place for the quality of its research publications (Times Higher Education).
Studying in NBS will be a life changing experience, equipping you with the expertise, knowledge, skills and experience to fast track a successful academic career. The key components of the NBS GTA Scheme are as follows:
- Full tuition fees (Home/EU level of fees)
- A tax-free maintenance grant (currently £14,296 per year)
- Conference and training fund £1000 per year
- Developing Teaching Skills: 20 credit Masters’ module, which is a part of the Higher Education Practice (MA HEP)
- Develop teacher training relationships with teaching mentors in addition to your PhD supervisors
- Be a member of NBS' vibrant and exceptional academic community.
For full details, further funding information, entry requirements and how to apply, please visit our GTA Listing
Fully Funded PhD Studentships in Social Sciences: Business Management
Deadline: 21 January 2018
Faculty of Social Sciences Graduate School Research PhD Studentships are offered to prospective candidates for the academic year 2018/9.
The Studentships will be available under the Scheme to applicants who, in their research proposal, can clearly demonstrate academic excellence in areas relevant to the strategic interests of the Norwich Business School.
Please see our Academic Profiles for the research interests of individual members of staff.
The Studentships cover tuition fees (UK/EU rates), a tax-free maintenance grant (currently £14,553 per year), and a research training support grant. International students are welcome to apply; a small number of studentships will be available to cover full international fees.
Applications for all studentships are invited from suitably qualified graduates. Candidates applying for a PhD studentships should hold, or expect to hold, relevant undergraduate (2:1) and Master’s degrees (65%) including some research experience. Candidates applying for a 1+3 studentship should hold or expect to hold a relevant undergraduate degree. Candidates who have studied outside of the UK should typically hold, or expect to hold, qualifications at an equivalent level to those mentioned above. Candidates will be interviewed, usually via telephone or Skype, as part of the selection process. EU and International applicants may be required to provide evidence of competence in the English Language.
To be considered for this award, you should make an application for admission to a PhD in the normal manner, but you should indicate the intention to be considered for an open studentship under the Postgraduate Studentships Scheme. In the application you should indicate whom would be a potential supervisor. Please contact either the Postgraduate Research Director Dr Min Zhang, or your potential supervisor to discuss and develop the best possible proposal and application.
To discuss the application process, please contact the UEA PGR Office - email: firstname.lastname@example.org- tel: (01603) 591709.
Please click to access the application form to apply for a PhD.
ESRC SeNSS Studentships
The University of East Anglia invites applications for Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funded studentship awards for the 2018-19 academic year. As a member of the South East Network for Social Sciences (SeNSS), a social sciences focused research and doctoral training partnership (DTP) funded by the ESRC, UEA will be offering fully-funded doctoral studentships over the next six years across 12 different training pathways.
For Further information, please see the ESCR SeNSS studentships website
Applications for 2018/19 entry will be open from the 2nd October 2017. For queries related to ESRC SeNSS, please contact the PGR Service via email@example.com