Take the plunge: 2 PhD studentships investigating urban governance in an age of crisis and austerity

The Department of Politics and Public Policy at De Montfort University is delighted to announce two full PhD studentships investigating urban governance in an age of crisis and austerity, covering fees and stipend. The successful candidates will work with a team of internationally renowned researchers in critical governance and public policy. The studentships are an outstanding opportunity for two ambitious and talented graduates to contribute to our exciting research on crisis and austerity governance and join a thriving group of doctoral students.

The first studentship, with Professor Jonathan Davies, explores the challenge of Understanding and Transforming Crisis Governance. The successful candidate will research the changing forms and functions of governance at the state-civil society interface, under conditions of crisis and/or austerity.

The second studentship, with Professor Colin Copus, explores City leadership in Times of Austerity.  The research will focus on the processes, forms and structures local political leaders (and mayors) and chief executives develop to work with public and private bodies in tackling problems of economic regeneration and urban growth under austerity.

For further details of these scholarships please visit http://www.dmu.ac.uk/about-dmu/schools-and-departments/leicester-business-school/phd-studentships.aspx.  Applications are invited from UK and EU students who have a good MA/MSc degree, or are projected to achieve one.  The scholarships are available for up to three years full-time study starting October 2013 and provide a bursary of £13,770 pa in addition to university tuition fees.

To download an application pack, please visit the Graduate School Office website – http://www.dmu.ac.uk/research/graduate-school/phd-scholarships.aspx. Completed applications should be returned to researchstudents@dmu.ac.uk

Understanding and Transforming Crisis Governance (Professor Jonathan Davies) DMU Research Scholarships 2013 BAL FB1

City Leadership in Times of Austerity (Professor Colin Copus) DMU Research Scholarships 2013 BAL FB3

CLOSING DATE:  Friday 15th March 2013

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