PhD Studentship: Global Challenges Research Fund

  • London/Egypt
  • 10th May 2019

Employer:  University of Westminster
Reference: N/A
Bursary: £16,777 per year for three years of full-time study
Contract: Full time

The University of Westminster is pleased to offer up to six Studentships for prospective PhD researchers starting in September 2019. The awards cover both UK/EU as well as overseas fee-paying students. Located in the heart of London, the University has an active research culture to which our well-established doctoral research programmes make vital contributions. Applications are invited for studentships that will cover the Home/EU/Overseas rate of fee and maintenance of £16,777 per year for three years of full-time study.
Dr Alastair Barr ( Physical activity/sedentary behaviour using wrist-worn accelerometers, cardiovascular disease risk factors in Egypt, and digital behaviour change interventions.

Package description

These Studentships are aligned to the priorities of the Global Challenges Research Fund and thus seek to support and promote research whose impact is beyond academia. This funding must be used for research activities that directly and primarily benefit the economic and social problems faced by developing countries on the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee (DAC) list. A list of DAC counties is available here:

The call is for proposals to work on a doctoral project within the area of expertise of one of the academics listed below. When developing a proposal applicants along with the prospective supervisor are encouraged to consider how the project may draw upon expertise available across the University’s four newly formed research communities, Arts, Communication and Culture, Diversity and Inclusion, Health Innovation and Wellbeing, and Sustainable Cities and the Urban Environment.

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