|Funding for:||UK Students, EU Students, International Students|
|Funding amount:||£17,668 per annum|
|Placed On:||17th March 2023|
|Closes:||1st May 2023|
About the Studentship
Grand societal challenges (GSCs), such as those highlighted in the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, require diverse actors to collaborate in unique ways. Coordinated and sustained effort from multiple stakeholders, working across boundaries, are not amenable to received notions of leadership which tend to prioritise authoritative, heroic action by a visionary leader.
Despite the urgent need for a more nuanced understanding of leadership in multi-stakeholder partnerships, the conceptual and empirical understanding of leaders’ identities and practices at the intersection of organisation and society is underdeveloped. Various areas of scholarship have been established that focus on responsible leadership, collective leadership, unleadership, complexity leadership and CEO activism, among others.
This studentship invites project proposals exploring the role of leadership in shaping collective, cross-boundary actions addressing GSCs.
Suggested research questions may include (but are not restricted to):
We welcome proposals with a qualitative/mixed methods approach, innovative methodologies and multi-/cross-disciplinary insights.
Prospective students will be based in the Bristol Leadership and Change Centre (BLCC).
Students at the College benefit from comprehensive support and guidance from the Doctoral Academy, including extensive professional development programme and research skills training. Find out more at www.uwe.ac.uk/research/postgraduate-research-study/about-the-graduate-school
Studentship is available from 1 October 2023 for 3.5years, subject to satisfactory progress, and includes tax exempt stipend at £17668 per annum. Additionally, full-time home/international tuition fees will be covered.
Applicants must have at least 2.1 degree in business management or cognate discipline, and preferably Masters degree (with average programme mark of no less than 65% UK grading scale or international equivalent).
A recognised English language qualification is required. IELTS score of 7.0 overall or equivalent.
How to apply
Use reference number 2324-OCT-FBL01
Documentation: you will need to upload your research proposal, degree certificates and transcripts and proof of English language proficiency as attachments to your application.
References: you will need to provide details of two referees as part of your application. At least one referee must be an academic from the institution that conferred your highest degree. Please ensure your nominated referees are able to provide references within 14 days of your application.
Interviews will take place in June. If you have not heard from us by 30 June, we thank you for your application but on this occasion you have not been successful.
For informal discussion about the studentship, please contact Director of Doctoral Research, Dr Paweł Capik at email@example.com
For informal discussion of the research proposal contact Dr Selen Kars at firstname.lastname@example.org
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