Monday, February 2, 2009

The Bloomsbury Colleges offers £60,000 International Development PhD Studentships for 2009

Closing date: 25 February 2009

Talented students eager to contribute to international development research are invited to apply to leading colleges in London for scholarships worth more than £60,000 each. Five three-year PhD Studentships are available and cover a range of specialised areas, including HIV/AIDS and human rights in sub-Saharan Africa, workforce migration, and Rift Valley Fever in Senegal. Each project will begin this autumn and will involve field work abroad. The five development-related Studentships are part of a larger scheme of 12 annual Studentships offered by The Bloomsbury Colleges - a consortium of six University of London colleges.

Successful applicants on the joint PhD programmes will study at two of the Bloomsbury Colleges (Birkbeck, Institute of Education, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Royal Veterinary College, School of Oriental and African Studies, and The School of Pharmacy). Each student will be guided by two academics - a lead supervisor from one of the Bloomsbury Colleges and a collaborating supervisor from another.

Funding for the Studentships, including tuition fees and a stipend, is provided by The Bloomsbury Colleges* consortium. Field costs totalling £29,000 across the five development-related Studentships are provided by the London International Development Centre (LIDC) - a collaborative initiative which brings together social and natural scientists. The total value of each of the development Studentships is more than £60,000.

* These five Studentships are related to international development and include additional funding for field research. For further information please click on the following link:

If enquirers have any problems with obtaining advice or papers, they may contact The Bloomsbury Colleges Facilitator, Terry Bishop, on .

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