PhD Studentships, September 2018 entry

University of St Andrews - University of St Andrews School of Management

The School of Management is offering two PhD studentships, commencing September 2018. Studentships will comprise a stipend at RCUK level, currently £14,777 annually, and a fee waiver at home/EU level.

Two studentships are available. The first studentship is open to applications from students wishing to research any topic where supervisory expertise is available in the School. Individual faculty members have widely varied research interests and candidates should explore these thoroughly before making an application. Candidates may consult a faculty listing at We would encourage those interested to make informal contact with potential supervisors prior to making a formal application.

The second studentship is in the area of ‘Philanthropic Foundations and Engaged Philanthropy’. This PhD project will (a) map and examine different approaches to, practices of, and visions for engaged philanthropy by foundations, (b) identify the opportunities for, challenges with and lessons on engaged philanthropy, and (c) provide guidance to, and recommendations for, foundations and other stakeholders interested in engaged philanthropy. For further information about this studenship, please see:

The School of Management at the University of St Andrews is one of the U.K.'s leading business and management schools. We are proud of our distinctive identity as a smaller school focused on research and teaching of the highest quality. The Ph.D. programme in the School of Management is closely tied to the School’s four thematic groups: Accounting, Governance and Organisations; Financial Institutions and Markets; Knowledge and Practice; and Organisations and Society. Ph.D. proposals will be expected to complement the research agendas of one of these groups, a fit which should be evident in the application. Full details of the groups and associated faculty can be accessed via

Applicants should have a Masters’ level qualification in a subject relevant to their proposed topic, and an undergraduate qualification at or equivalent to an upper second or better. The School welcomes applications from candidates with substantial and relevant career experience.

Applicants should provide the following documents:

  • Covering letter stating: research area, motivation for the project and its relevance to a particular thematic group
  • Research proposal, 1500 words excluding references
  • A piece of written work, maximum 3,000 words
  • Up-to-date curriculum vitae
  • Two academic references.

Applications should be sent to by May 15th 2018. Please note that incomplete applications will not be processed. International student applications are welcome, but successful applicants must be prepared to pay the additional international fee component. Informal enquiries and questions may be addressed to

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