Research Studentship in International Development

University of East Anglia - Department of Food and Resource Economics at the University of Copenhagen and the School of International Development at the University of East Anglia

Location: Norwich/Copenhagen

Start Date: 1 October 2017

No. of positions available: 1

Supervisor: Dr. Jessica Budds (j.budds@uea.ac.uk) or Prof. Christian Lund (clund@ifro.ku.dk).

Project description: The Department of Food and Resource Economics at the University of Copenhagen and the School of International Development at the University of East Anglia advertise a PhD scholarship/Postgraduate Research Studentship looking at the relationship between resources and politics.

We invite project proposals on water-society relations in Latin America. We invite original research on the basis of suitable empirical cases. The project is expected to include a significant element of fieldwork-based data collection. In terms of the studentship, particular areas of research we are interested in address some of the following themes: local politics, property including land tenure and the right to water / water rights, capitalist expansion, conflict, citizenship, governance and justice. We expect applicants to have a background in human geography, anthropology, political science, development studies or a closely related discipline.

The studentship holder will develop their research in close interaction with the ERC funded Research Unit on Rule and Rupture at the University of Copenhagen, and the UEA Water Security Research Centre at the University of East Anglia.

Successful completion of the research will lead to the award of PhD degrees at Department of Food and Resource Economics at the University of Copenhagen and the School of International Development at the University of East Anglia. The studentship holder will be expected to share their time between the two universities, spending a minimum of 18 months at UEA.

Applications should be submitted in English to the University of East Anglia (see www.uea.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/apply). Applications are required to include a research proposal of 2000 words, which develops the idea, contextualizes it within relevant literature, and identifies the approach and methods for the empirical work.

In the Your Programme Choice section of the application form: COPENHAGEN_U17DEV Water-Society Relations in Latin America

Applications must be submitted by 10 April 2017. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

Person specification: Applications are invited from candidates with excellent academic qualifications. Candidates should hold a minimum of at least a 2.1 degree and preferably a Masters degree (taught or research) or equivalent. Applicants whose first language is not English may be required to provide evidence of competence in the English Language. Relevant work experience may replace important additional qualifications. Full guidelines are available at:

www.uea.ac.uk/international-development/research-degrees/how-to-apply

Funding notes: The studentship will be co-financed by the University of Copenhagen and the University of East Anglia. The scholarship will be based on the studentship model at UEA. UEA Studentships cover tuition fees (Home/EU rates), a tax-free maintenance grant (currently £14,296 per year), and a research training support grant (£750 per year). For further details, see:

www.uea.ac.uk/international-development/research-degrees/eligibility-fees-and-funding/uea-postgraduate-studentship-for-research-degrees

International students are welcome to apply for this studentship opportunity, but will be responsible for covering the difference between Home/EU and international fees.

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