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Deadline: May 20, 2022.

This scholarship is funded by a gift to the University by alumnus, Mr. Peter Lomas.

Newcastle University Business School invites applications for a number of three-year PhD studentships for full-time students undertaking a PhD in Economics or Economic History, starting their studies in September 2022. The school particularly welcomes applications that are theoretical and/or quantitative and that are aligned with one or more of the following key research themes in economics:

  • Economics of safety, health, environment, and risk
  • Behavioural and experimental economics
  • Labour, education, and health economics
  • Macroeconomics, policies, and institutions in open economic systems
  • Spatial, urban, regional, international, and industrial economics
  • Applied time series econometrics
  • Finance, financial economics, and financial econometrics.

Value of the Award and Eligibility:

The studentship will cover PhD fees at the home rate (£ 4,596 for 2022/23) and a stipend equal to that provided by ESRC scholarships (rate of £16,062 for 2022/23). Fee increases will also be covered by the scholarship.

International students can opt to have the scholarship to fully cover the fees at the international rate (£ 18,600 for 2022/23) and receive a stipend of £ 2,058. They would need to indicate their preferred choice only after the notification of the award.

Students can also apply for paid research or teaching opportunities when they arise in the School. These are paid at standard hourly rate, based on qualifications and experience.

Applicant Specification:

Applicants should have a good Honours degree (first-class or upper-second-class Honours) in a relevant subject area, like Economics, Statistics, Maths, etc. Additionally, they must possess, or expect to receive by April 2022, a Master’s-level qualification, or equivalent, with merit or above in a relevant subject area.

The successful candidate will be expected to actively participate in the intellectual life of the Economics Subject Group. This includes participating in internal and external research seminars provided by the group; and engaging with training opportunities offered by the Economics Subject Group, the Business School, the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, and the Northern Advanced Research Training Initiative network.

The award is available to home[1] and international candidates. If English is not the candidate’s first language, the candidate must provide evidence of IELTS 7.0 (with minimum of 6.5 in the writing and 6.0 in all other sub-skills)

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