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Durham University Fully-funded PhD Scholarship for Students from Developing Countries 2019/2020

The new Global Challenges Research Fund centre based at Durham University is offering a fully funded PhD scholarship for the project, ‘Transport as gendered employment practice in Sub-Saharan Africa’. The successful candidate, who will come from a DAC nation, will be based in the Department of Anthropology and will work under the supervision of Professor Gina Porter.

Application Deadline: 31st October 2018.

Eligible Countries: Developing Countries

To be taken at (country): Durham University, UK

About the Award: Durham University has established a new Global Challenges Research Fund Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) with fully funded PhD studentships beginning in February 2019.

Type: PhD


  • Funding is available to an overseas candidate based in a DAC nation [preferably either Ghana or South Africa].
  • Applicants must meet the university’s academic PhD entry requirement which is a 2:1 honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject.
  • Candidates may also hold a Masters degree in an area relevant to the project. Applicants should also demonstrate research potential.
  • Non-native English speakers require an English language qualification equivalent to IELTS 6.5 with no element less than 6.0. Applicants must be able to start their PhD on 1 February 2019.

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Award: The award covers:

  • Full payment of all fees
  • A tax-free maintenance grant set at the UK Research Council’s National Rate which is £14,777 per year for 2018/19
  • Return travel and visa costs for the applicant’s home nation
  • An allowance to cover research costs and research training
  • Support for an overseas placement during the PhD at a DAC nation partner university in Africa [probably either Ghana or South Africa].

Duration of Programme: PhD projects are fully funded for three years full-time beginning February 2019.

How to Apply: Applicants must complete the university online postgraduate application form at https://www.dur.ac.uk/study/pg/apply/. As part of the application process applicants will be required to provide:
• A current CV
• Two academic references
• Official transcripts of previous qualifications
• Evidence of English Language proficiency.
Applicants must state on the application form the title of the project they are applying for and the name of the main supervisor. Applications will be considered by the department hosting the PhD project.

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