Jobs/Scholarships

I will post here from time to time on interesting opportunities for students and researchers working in this area. Obviously, please check the webpage of any institution to confirm any details about any particular case.

1. For people intending to do a PhD in these areas in the UK, the main funding body is the ESRC, and details of their funding is available here.

2. The equivalent funding for Ireland is available through the IRC.

3. It obviously also makes sense to look at general website such as findaphd and jobs.ac.uk for the Irish and UK cases. Similarly, many departments and universities offer their own funding and it is always worth looking at the websites of departments that you are particularly interested in pursuing your degree with.

4. Students considering a PhD in the US should start as early as possible in the previous year as many universities have funding and admission deadlines as early as December of the previous year. Similarly, many universities in the US require GRE scores and this requires time to prepare. It can be difficult to do all this but if you are committed to this, doing it during the final year of undergraduate or very early in the process of an MSc is important. Another route might be to take a year as a research assistant and incorporate applying for PhDs as part of that year.

5. For students or researchers interested in pursuing opportunities in the United States, please see the website of the Fulbright commission in your country - for the UK this is here. I spent a term in Princeton as a Fulbright fellow earlier in my career and it is a strong opportunity to engage in this global network.

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