IJURR Foundation Studentship and Writing Up Grant Competition

The IJURR Foundation has opened its call for applications for Studentships (1 year grants) and Writing Up Grants (6 months). These grants are specifically targeted at doctoral students from low-income or middle-income countries. 

 

IJURR Foundation Studentships and Writing- Up Grants within the field of urban and regional studies

IJURR Foundation promotes urban and regional research. Within this broad field it is particularly keen to encourage an understanding of the interconnection between social, economic and political processes and of the broader causes and effects of these processes. Research which examines policies critically and focuses on their unintended as well as intended consequences is more likely to be supported than research on managerially defined questions. Conversely, research which takes a ‘technical’ approach to urban and regional questions and does not place them within wider contexts of understanding is unlikely to be given priority. Although this is likely to lead to social scientists such as sociologists, political scientists, geographers, economists and town planners predominating among applicants, others such as lawyers, cultural theorists, anthropologists and historians should not be discouraged from applying.

Studentship Information:

  • The value of this studentship is currently up to £12,000 per annum, paid in 3 installments.
  • The Trustees have the discretion to increase this in the light of special circumstances or hardship. No additional support can be given towards travel expenses.
  • Studentships are no longer renewable and are for 1 year only.
  • The studentship can be spent on fees but is not intended to cover the full costs of being a student, and applicants will therefore need to apply for other sources of funding.
  • IJURR Foundation studentships may be held in any department where the Trustees are satisfied with supervisory arrangements for research on urban and regional subjects. In general, these will be departments with a tradition of supervision in these areas, but if you wish to study in a department where this is not the case, you will need to supply evidence regarding the appropriateness of the department.
  • All studentships are conditional on acceptance and evidence of continuing registration by the University department. If an offer of a place has been received by the time of application for the one-year studentship this should be included. Successful candidates will be asked to provide a copy of a letter of acceptance from their chosen institution before the award of a studentship can be confirmed and any monies dispensed.

Writing up grant details:

  • The value of this award is up to £6,000.
  • The Trustees have the discretion to increase the amount in the light of special circumstances or hardship, but no requests for extensions will be considered.
  • The grant can be spent on university fees, accommodation or equipment expenses while writing up but is not intended to cover the full costs of being a student, and applicants will therefore need to apply for other sources of funding.
  • IJURR Foundation writing-up grants may be held in any department where the Trustees are satisfied with supervisory arrangements for research on urban and regional subjects. In general, these will be departments with a tradition of supervision in these areas, but if you wish to study in a department where this is not the case, you will need to supply evidence regarding the appropriateness of the department.
  • All writing-up grants are conditional on evidence of continuing registration by the university department.

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How to apply

Information with regards to eligibility and how to apply can be obtained from the following links:

Studentships

Writing-Up Grants