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For September 2013 entry, the School is offering over £60,000 in studentship and bursary funding for postgraduate study (both PhD and MA), in addition to opportunities for Research Council funding. This includes up to 12 full fee paying studentships (at home/EU rates).
Possible sources of funding include:
The offer of a place to study at Newcastle is made separate from any scholarship award to cover the cost of tuition and maintenance. However, there are many opportunities for funding available and these are advertised through the University's Gradfund database. Gradfund enables you to search for all kinds of funding, from studentships to charities and corporate sponsorship - they will be the most relevant opportunities for your needs.
Colleagues in Geography, Politics and Sociology welcome applications to the Northern Bridge Doctoral Training Partnership (http://www.northernbridge.ac.uk/) and the North East Doctoral Training Partnership (http://www.nedtc.ac.uk/). Expressions of interest should be made to academic staff members as soon as possible, and no later than 3rd February, in order to allow sufficient time to craft a high-quality application.
The School deadline for receipt of completed applications is now closed to new applicants.
PhD Studentship opportunity - Securing Private Sector Investment in Public Infrastructure: An International Comparative Analysis
Reference code: GPS11
Project Description: Financing public infrastructure renewal and development presents acute problems for governments internationally in the context of changing demands for infrastructure services, shifting models of valuation, climate change, energy resource shortages, innovative technologies and growing interdependencies between infrastructural systems. Such concerns have been accentuated following the global financial crisis, economic downturn and recession, state austerity and fiscal consolidation and the expected role of infrastructure as a generator of economic recovery as well as financial savings. The research aims to better understand and explain the models, valuation, roles and processes of private sector investment in public infrastructure in an international comparative context.
Closing date: 5th February 2014