Empower your academic journey with a Fully-Funded PhD Scholarship in Childhood and Youth Research at the University of Sussex, UK

Are you passionate about including children and young people’s voices in research? Here’s your chance to make a difference! The Centre for Innovation and Research in Childhood and Youth (CIRCY) is offering a prestigious PhD scholarship for 2024.

What’s Included:

  • Living allowance at UK Research Council rates for 3 years
  • UK PhD fees covered
  • Research training support grant and fieldwork budget

About the Scholarship:

The scholarship aims to explore new models for involving children and young people in research that affects their lives. Based within the CIRCY, a leading interdisciplinary research center at Sussex University, this scholarship offers a unique opportunity to be part of groundbreaking research.

PhD Project:

The project focuses on how children and young people can become advisors on research projects. Unlike traditional research, this project seeks to involve children at all stages of a study, from design to implementation and dissemination.

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Who Can Apply:

  • Must qualify for Home student fees
  • Able to commit to a full-time doctoral degree
  • Completed a Masters degree before September 2024

Essential Skills:

  • Relevant undergraduate and masters degrees
  • Experience in qualitative research
  • Understanding of ethical complexities in research with children
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Desirable Skills:

  • Background in childhood and youth studies
  • Experience working with children or young people

How to Apply:

Submit a formal application for the PhD in Childhood & Youth Studies using the online application system. Be sure to state “CIRCY Studentship” in the award details section. Upload required documents including a research proposal, degree certificates, transcripts, CV, and personal statement addressing eligibility criteria.

Application Deadline:

15th April 2024

Contact Information:

For inquiries about the scholarship or CIRCY center, contact Dr. Liam Berriman or Dr. Perpetua Kirby. For general queries about the application process, reach out to [email protected].

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