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[Commlist] ESRC "General" Doctoral Training Partnership Studentships (JOMEC, Cardiff University)

Tue Jan 15 23:32:45 GMT 2019

WE WOULD LIKE TO DRAW YOUR ATTENTION TO AN OPPORTUNITY TO APPLY FOR ESRC “GENERAL” DOCTORAL STUDENTSHIPS WITH THE SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM, MEDIA AND CULTURE (JOMEC), CARDIFF UNIVERSITY:,-media-and-cultural-studies Cardiff University’s, School of Journalism, Media and Culture, supported by the ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership (Wales), invites applications for PhD study, with the possibility of being awarded a fully-funded ESRC DTP Studentship, available to start in October 2019. We expect to make doctoral studentship awards in the area of:
            "Journalism and Democracy"
Supervisors: Professor Stuart Allan; Dr Tom Allbeson, Dr Mike Berry; Dr Paul Bowman; Dr Cynthia Carter; Professor Simon Cottle; Dr Stephen Cushion; Dr Lina Dencik; Dr Iñaki Garcia-Blanco; Dr Janet Harris; Dr Arne Hintz; Dr Savyasaachi Jain; Dr John Jewell; Dr Jenny Kidd; Professor Jenny Kitzinger; Professor Justin Lewis; Dr Kerry Moore; Dr Caitriona Noonan; Dr Joanna Redden; Professor Richard Sambrook; Professor Karin Wahl-Jorgensen; Dr Catherine Walsh; Andy Williams. The School of Journalism, Media and Culture is a world leading centre for media teaching and research and offer a wide range of courses at various levels. The School combines a long-standing record of excellence in teaching and training with an outstanding research portfolio routinely winning awards from a range of bodies. This reputation was recently recognised in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), which ranked the School 2nd for the quality of its journalism, media and communications research when compared with 66 other institutions in the UK. 89% of the School’s research was classed as ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ by REF, with both the School’s research environment and the impact of its research receiving the top possible score of 100%. Our staff regularly contribute expert opinion and commentary about research and topical news events to the local, national and international media and through the School blog JOMEC@Cardiff University. Applications are invited from exceptional candidates with a first class or strong upper second class honours degree, or appropriate Master’s degree. The University values diversity and equality at all levels and encourages applications from all sections of the community. We welcome applications for both full and part-time study, and studentships are available as either ‘1+3’ (i.e. one full time year of research training Masters followed by three years of full-time Doctoral study, or the part-time equivalent), or ‘+3’ (i.e. three years of full-time doctoral study or its part-time equivalent), depending on the needs of the applicant.
            Pathway Convenor: Dr Cynthia Carter,  CarterCL@cardiff
These studentships are ‘open’ awards. Applicants should consider approaching a potential supervisor before submitting their application
        Applications welcomed by 1st  February 2019 (12.00 noon).
These studentships are ‘open’ awards. Applicants should consider approaching a potential supervisor before submitting their application to confirm that there is appropriate supervisory capacity within the University and to discuss their draft application. Information on the research interests of our staff can be found on the School of Journalism webpages. Short descriptions of each accredited pathway are available on the ESRC Wales DTP website.
Studentship Awards commence in October 2019 and will cover your tuition fees as well as a maintenance grant (currently £14,777 p.a. for 2018/19 for full-time students, updated each year); and includes access to an additional Research Training Support Grant (RTSG), though an element of this latter fund may be ‘pooled’ and require separate applications from 2019 onwards. There are other opportunities and benefits available to studentship holders, including an overseas fieldwork allowance (if applicable), internship opportunities, overseas institutional visits and other small grants.
ESRC studentships are highly competitive, candidates should have an excellent academic background in the social sciences, holding a 1st or strong upper 2nd class degree; applications from those also holding a relevant research training Masters degree (or an equivalent background in research training) will be considered for a +3 award. Full awards (fees plus maintenance stipend) are open to UK Nationals and EU students who can satisfy UK residency requirements.
        1+3 OR +3?
With the exception of studentships in the Economics pathway, awards are available on either a 1+3 or +3 basis. A 1+3 studentship provides funding for four years (or part-time equivalent), completing a research training Masters in the 1st year, followed by 3 years research funding for a PhD. A +3 studentship provides funding for the three years PhD research study only (or part-time equivalent).
The closing deadline for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 1 February 2019. Short-listed applicants will be invited to interview, which are expected to take place in late February/early March 2019. After interview, a final short-list of applicants will be put forward to a Panel convened by the ESRC Wales DTP Management Group at which final decisions with regard to studentship awards will be made. In most cases successful applicants can expect to hear by early April 2019.
        HOW TO APPLY
A completed online application form for admission to doctoral study in Cardiff University submitted by the deadline of 12.00 noon, 1st February 2019. Please ensure that your application clearly identifies that you wish to apply for one of the ESRC scholarships. Incomplete Applications or applications received after this specified time will not be accepted.
        The application must contain the following documents:
1. Covering letter: Please address to Dr Cynthia Carter. The covering letter must set out your reasons and motivation for applying to study at Cardiff University, and the Journalism and Democracy pathway; your understanding, and expectations of doctoral study; and your academic interests generally, and particularly of those relating to your proposed research. The covering letter should be no more than two pages. Please also specify which pathway you will be applying to and whether you wish to apply on a +3 or 1+3 basis. 2. Academic / Professional Qualifications: Where appropriate, this should also include proof of English Language Competency (7.5 IELTS minimum). 3. References: All applications require two academic references to be submitted in support. Candidates must approach referees themselves and include references with their application.
        4. Curriculum Vitae: It should be no longer than two pages.
5. Research Proposal: The proposal should be up to a maximum of 1000 words, not including bibliographic references. We suggest that you use the following five headings in your research proposal:
            Title, aims and purpose of the research;
        Brief overview of the academic literature relevant to your field;
        Proposed design/methods;
        Academic contributions of your research.
        Bibliographic References

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