The Global Challenges Doctoral Centre (GCDC) has launched a call for PhD applications for ten doctoral scholarships starting in September 2020. GCDC scholarships are open to new, full-time PhD applicants in any discipline (based in either Canterbury or Medway) whose research meets Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) funding criteria.
GCDC scholars will receive the following:
• Annual stipend at UKRI rates for 3.5 years (TBC but this was £15,009 for 2019/20);
• Annual tuition fees at UKRI Home/EU rates for 3.5 years (£4,327 for 2019/20);
• A Research Training Support Grant of £1,500 per year for the first 3 years of study; and
• Specialised interdisciplinary GCDC cohort training activities.
Applications for GCDC scholarships can be both student-led and project-led.
More information about GCDC project-led scholarships is available via the links below:
• School of Biosciences/School of Economics: ‘Investigating the diarrhoeal pathogens in vulnerable populations in developing countries’
• School of Anthropology and Conservation: ‘Human-elephant co-existence in a post-ivory ban landscape’
• School of Politics and International Relations: ‘Engaging citizens in Post-Conflict Reconstruction’
• School of Biosciences: ‘Defining the molecular basis and health benefits of traditional Asian medicines’
• Kent School of Architecture and Planning: ‘The Urban Agriculture Nexus: an investigation on urban food growing in the barrios of Bogatà’
Visit the GCDC Scholarships page for more information on how to apply.