Monday, April 02, 2012

 

SCHOLARSHIPS: 2 PhD scholarships on Property and Citizenship Roskilde University University of East Anglia

The Graduate School of International Development Studies at Roskilde University and the School of International Development at the University of East Anglia advertise two 3-year PhD scholarships on Property and Citizenship.

Scholarship A will look at local politics as they relate to developments at the local level in poorer parts of the world. This may include issues of identity, belonging, citizenship and the state, but may also link in to work on social institutions and local politics more broadly. The research should be ethnographic in orientation. We have a particular interest in empirical work investigating cases from sub-­‐Saharan Africa, but are open to proposals involving cases from other parts of the world. The studentship holder will develop the research in close interaction with the Research Unit on Property and Citizenship in Developing Societies at Roskilde University and the Politics and Anthropology grouping at the University of East Anglia.

Scholarship B will examine how demands for environmental justice feed into the social production of property and citizenship. Issues of (mal)distribution and (mis)recognition are at the core of many struggles over environmental (in)justices, whether those deal with land, forest, water, mining, industrial pollution or other natural resource fields. We have a particular interest in empirical work investigating site-­‐specific environmental conflicts in Southeast Asia, but are open to proposals involving cases from other parts of the world. The studentship holder will develop the research in close interaction with the Research Unit on Property and Citizenship in Developing Societies at Roskilde University and the Global Environmental Justice Group at the University of East Anglia.

We invite original research proposals exploring these themes on the basis of suitable empirical cases. The research projects are expected to include a significant element of fieldwork-­‐based data collection.

Successful completion of the research will lead to the award of PhD degrees at the Graduate School of International Development Studies and the School of International Development. The scholarship holders will be expected to share their time between the two universities, spending a minimum of 12 months at each.

The studentships will be co-­‐financed by Roskilde University and the University of East Anglia. At Roskilde, research students are paid a salary according to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). UEA Studentships cover tuition fees (UK/EU rates), a tax-­‐free maintenance grant (currently £13,590 per year), and a research training support grant. For further details on the UEA funding, see http://www.uea.ac.uk/dev/researchpg/funding/UEAfunding.

Applications are invited from candidates with excellent academic qualifications. Candidates should hold, or expect to hold, a minimum of at least a 2.1 degree or equivalent at undergraduate level and a strong performance in their Masters degree. EU and International applicants may be required to provide evidence of competence in the English Language. Relevant work experience may constitute important additional qualifications.

Applications should be submitted in English to the University of East Anglia, ideally in electronic form (see http://www.uea.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/apply). Applications are required to include a brief research proposal developing the idea, reviewing relevant literature and sketching out methods (max 5 pages).

Applications must be submitted by 30 April 2012. Material received after the deadline will not be considered.

For any further question about the studentships and the involved research units, please contact:

In addition, we encourage potential applicants to visit the following websites for further information:

Deadline: April 30, 2012



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