PhD Scholarship in Seizing the Hybrid Areas of Work by Representing Self-employment (SHARE)

University of Leeds

This scholarship is open to UK and EU fee rated applicants commencing full-time PhD study within the Work and Employment Relations Division of Leeds University Business School commencing on 1st October 2018. The PhD researcher will also be associated with Centre for Employment Relations, Innovation and Change (CERIC) within Leeds University Business School.

Number of awards: 1

Value of award: A maintenance grant of approximately £20,000* per annum (*subject to approval, the amount will be reviewed annually). 

Closing date for applications: Monday 16th April 2018 (12:00 noon UK time)

Project information

The research will be conducted within the ERC Starting Grant project SHARE - Seizing the Hybrid Areas of work by Representing self-Employment. The research project will explore from a socio-legal perspective the ways in which solo self-employed workers engage with the various layers of regulation that shape the framework of rights and obligations that are relevant to them. The postgraduate researcher will have access to a rich set of qualitative data generated through ethnographic studies conducted within unions and solo self-employed associations in six European countries (France, Germany, Italy, Slovakia, the Netherlands and United Kingdom). S/he will work in an interdisciplinary environment and in close collaboration with the supervisory team and the other members of the SHARE project.


Applicants with queries about this PhD project and scholarship opportunity can contact Dr Elizabeth Oliver or Dr Annalisa Murgia for further information.

For eligibility criteria and information on how to apply, please visit our website.

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