Annual Tuition fees at the UKRI Home/EU rate (£4,260 in 2018/19) plus annual stipend at UKRI rates (£15,009 2019/20)
The University of Kent is delighted to invite applications for 8 GCDC doctoral scholarships, starting in the academic year 2019-2020 (from September 2019).
The scholarship competition is open to all new postgraduate research applicants, in any discipline.
GCDC scholars will receive the following for 3.5 years:
- Annual stipend at UKRI rates (these were £14,777 in 2018/19);
- Annual tuition fees at UKRI Home/EU rates (these were £4,260 in 2018/19);
- A minimum research training support grant of £3,500; and
- Specialised interdisciplinary GCDC cohort training activities.
To be eligible for a GCDC scholarship, the envisaged research project has to be ODA compliant. This means that the research must directly and primarily benefit the economic and social problems faced by developing countries on the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee (DAC) list.
In addition, the research project has to fit within the wider aims and specified challenges of the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF), a £1.5 billion fund announced by the UK Government in late 2015 to support cutting-edge research that addresses the challenges faced by developing countries. The GCRF aims are, inter alia, to promote challenge-led disciplinary and interdisciplinary research and to strengthen capacity for research, innovation and knowledge exchange in the UK and developing countries.
The GCRF has also identified three principal challenges that research projects should address:
1) Equitable access to sustainable development;
2) Sustainable economies and societies; and
3) Human rights, good governance and social justice.
The deadline for this scholarship for 2019/20 has passed. Details for 2020/21 will be published here when available