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Huddersfield Business School Open Scholarship

University of Huddersfield

Location: Huddersfield
Salary: Not Specified
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 22nd December 2021
Closes: 28th January 2022
 

Huddersfield Business School is seeking a candidate with excellent academic credentials to support and develop outstanding research through undertaking its PhD HBS Open Scholarship scheme.

Successful candidates are selected on a competitive basis following our selection procedure. Successful candidates are eligible to enrol on a research degree without any tuition fees for the standard registration period only.

Fees will be waived for up to the first three years of full-time study for full-time postgraduate research candidates. Applicant fees are waived for up to six years for part-time study. The scholarship will not apply to any research undertaken outside of this standard registration period, including any write-up period.

  • Successful applicants are required to undertake their research degree on a full-time basis or part-time basis.
  • They are also required to contribute up to 6 hours of teaching related activities per week (subject to a maximum of 270 hours per year), subject to successful completion of the Teaching Assistant Preparation Programme (TAPP) and other necessary training.

Application Process:

Candidates should complete an online research degree application form to apply. Please make it clear on your application that you wish to be considered for our HBS Open Scholarship. 

The application process requires all applicants to provide a covering letter, a CV, a research proposal and two letters from referees which should all be received before the application closing date.

The covering letter should set out reasons why applicants should be considered for this award. It should outline how proposed outcomes from the research would contribute to one of Huddersfield Business School’s research themes or subject specialisms and the qualities that an applicant would bring to enable them to contribute to the research communities within Huddersfield Business School.

The research proposal should include the following:

  • Proposed title indicating relevant areas of research
  • An introduction to the topic or area of proposed research
  • Review of previous work within this field of research
  • Aims and objectives of research
  • Methodology and proposed data
  • List of references

The scholarships award committee will focus on areas such as provision of a clear contribution and identification of a research gap, originality of research, rigour, command of the subject area, and use of suitable methods.

Applicants should also provide names and contact details of two academic referees who will provide references. Applicants for the Open Scholarship are not required to be graduates of the University of Huddersfield but must hold a distinction at Master’s level of study.

A shortlist of candidates will be prepared from the pool of applicants, in line with PGR scholarships selection criteria, who will receive an invitation to attend an interview with a panel of academic staff. Successful candidates will get a notification following this process.

The Open Scholarship is open to all national and international applicants on a competitive basis following the selection criteria as outlined above. Applications are invited for doctoral study in suitable areas within business, management, economics econometrics and law.

The deadline for applying for this scholarship is 28th January 2022 for a potential start of study in April 2022.

Any queries should please be sent to: sbus.research.applications@hud.ac.uk

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