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2011-2014 CCP PhD Studentship at University of East Anglia, UK: Economics, Law, Business and Political, Social and International Studies

The ESRC Centre for Competition Policy (CCP) based at the University of East Anglia (UEA), invites applications for a fully funded (3-year) PhD studentship from October 2011. These studentships can be held in area of competition or regulation policy appropriate for supervision by the Centre’s faculty members who come from the Schools of Economics, Law, Business and Political, Social and International Studies (see Appendix 1 for details regarding the academic staff at the Centre). CCP is the leading focus for competition policy research in the UK and welcomes interdisciplinary proposals. Criteria and Details This studentship is only available to candidates who have been offered a place in a relevant UEA PhD programme. Applications should apply both for entry to the appropriate school and the CCP for the studentship. Applicants should have a demonstrable interest in an area of competition policy. The PhD studentships are tenable for 3 years (subject to UEA rules, satisfactory progress and the research remaining in an area relating to competition policy). A full studentship includes home tuition fees plus a maintenance grant to be set by UEA at Home/EU levels. To apply for funding send a copy of your PhD admission application and research proposal (see below), as well as a competed CCP Studentship Application form (Appendix 2) to Suzy Adcock, CCP

Scholarship Application Deadline: 3 May 2011.

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2011 UEA International Student Scholarships at University of East Anglia, UK

The University of East Anglia awards over £1,000,000 of scholarships each year to support international students in their studies. The awards are made by individual Schools of Study in the University. All international students (outside the European Union) are considered for a scholarship of between 10% and 50% of tuition fees. In order to be considered for a UEA scholarship you do not need to make a separate application.  Please indicate on your application for admission that you wish to be considered for a scholarship. It is important to make an application as early as possible because they are considered as they are received. So apply early to make sure of the best chance of success.  If you are granted a scholarship, you will be informed at the time you receive your offer of a place at UEA. Scholarships are awarded to students on the basis of academic merit and are normally for the duration of the period of study – three years for Bachelor and PhD degrees and one year for Masters programmes. They are available from all Schools of Study and across most courses of study. Students of outstanding academic ability will also be considered for Faculty Scholarship Awards made by the Dean of Faculty, usually in April or May each year. These are highly competitive and prestigious award.

Scholarship Application Deadline: April or May each year

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2011 Fully Funded Environmental Sciences PhD Studentship, University of East Anglia, UK

This fully funded studentship is available to start in 2011, under the supervision of Dr Charlie Wilson in the internationally renowned School of Environmental Sciences. (95% of research activity classified as internationally leading, excellent or recognised, RAE 2008). Funding is available for UK/EU students. Funding awarded for this project will cover tuition fees and stipend for UK students. EU students may be eligible for full funding, or tuition fees only, depending on the funding source. International students will not be eligible for this funding however they are still welcome to apply for the project but would have to find alternative funding.This PhD position is in the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, starting October 2011. The topic of the PhD is pro-environmental behaviour with an emphasis on climate change mitigation. The goal is to use different behavioural and/or social science research methods to ‘triangulate’ the insights gained from any one particular line of enquiry. This may involve the application of different behavioural theories and models. ‘Triangulation’ here could mean comparing, contrasting, integrating … or demonstrating that integration is not possible. Research methods may include: controlled (lab) experiments; field experiments; cross-sectional surveys; focus groups; interviews; in situ observation. Combinations of experimental and other methods will be encouraged.
The specific research question to be tackled using this mixed methods approach is open. It may focus on a particular behaviour, or pro-environmental behaviour more generally. Applicants are encouraged to propose their own ideas with appropriate reasoning. This may be through an outline research proposal (max. 1-2 pages) which can be attached to the application form. Such proposals should give a sense of how the applicant may use mixed methods as part of an inter-disciplinary enquiry. Examples of research questions include: (1) Does one pro-environmental behaviour make another one more likely (spillover effect) or less likely (saturation effect), and to what extent does this depend on the behavioural context? (2) Are physical visibility or ‘social visibility’ important determinants of pro-environmental behaviour, and to what extent are these attributes correlated? (‘Social visibility’ implies communication through social networks). (3) What influence does excessive choice have on pro-environmental behaviour, and how much is excessive? Eligible applicants should have: (1) an academic background to Masters degree level in a behavioural, public health and/or environmental discipline; (2) experience designing and applying one or more behavioural and/or social science research methods; (3) an interest in inter-disciplinarity and applied research; (4) a willingness to contribute actively to the Tyndall Centre researcher network. Initiative and the ability to think creatively and work independently is also a must. Applicants with practical experience of behavioural work or behaviour change interventions in policy, business, NGOs or other fields are encouraged.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 20 April 2011.

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