ESRC Co-funded/Collaborative Research Studentship

University College London

UCL, Bloomsbury and East London Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP)

The following Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) 1+3/+3/+4 studentship project involving a non-academic partner is available at one of the largest DTPs in the UK.

Deadlines for applications: 30 March 2017 (contact Mike Jennings mj10@soas.ac.uk for details).  

Building inter-communal trust through faith partnerships for aid delivery (with World Vision UK)

This scholarship is for research into faith-based humanitarian responses, within the particular framework of the localisation of humanitarian aid issues. The research is a collaborative project between SOAS, University of London, and World Vision, an international NGO working in development and humanitarian aid globally. The research is intended to make a contribution to academic debates and theory, as well as feed into World Vision policy and practice, providing research evidence and data to inform its work in engaging with local faith leaders and actors in humanitarian contexts.

The successful applicant will be based in the World Vision UK office for 2 days a week, in addition to the research training and academic supervision provided at SOAS. The scholarship is open all eligible applicants who can demonstrate existing knowledge in at least one of the key areas (operating in humanitarian crises, faith-based actors in development). The award panel will also take into consideration experience of relevant practice in humanitarian or development delivery, and/or experience of working with faith-based actors and religion in development. For more details, contact Michael Jennings (mj10@soas.ac.uk).

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