The Centre of African Studies at the University of Copenhagen (UCPH) and the School of International Development at UEA advertise one 3-year PhD Postgraduate Research Studentship researching religion and social change in Africa, starting October 2020 if feasible, or February 2021.
Applications are invited for original empirical research projects, including significant fieldwork, focusing on religion and social change.
Topics including the role of religious actors and practices, new religious movements, faith-based organisations, Christian, Islamic and African indigenous religions, non-religious movements with possible links to themes like local politics, public discourse, media, globalisation, citizenship, governance, education, agriculture, and livelihoods are encouraged.
Host Country: Denmarks
Eligible Countries: UK Students, EU Students, International Students
Deadline: August 31st, 2020
The successful candidate will be offered a Cotutelle arrangement co-supervised by staff at the Centre of African Studies and the School of International Development. Study time will be divided between the two universities, starting at UEA.
Candidates will be enrolled at both institutions with respective opportunities and requirements. Successful completion will result in both institutions awarding PhD degrees.
In order to be eligible to apply for the scholarship, applicants must:
Applicants must have excellent academic qualifications and a background in African studies, anthropology, political science, development studies or a closely related discipline.
Evidence of competence in English may be required. Relevant work experience may also be considered.
Full guidance on academic requirements and UEA Research Studentships is available at https://www.uea.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/research-degrees
It is expected that applicants have a background in the fields of African Studies, Anthropology, Political Science, Development Studies or a closely related discipline.
The standard minimum entry requirement is 2:1.
Applicants should hold a good Master’s degree in a relevant discipline.
Scholarship Duration and Reward
- This co-financed award offers a combination of UEA studentship and PhD stipend at UCPH.
- During the first two years the student will receive a UEA studentship covering tuition fees, a tax-free maintenance grant (£15,285pa 20/21), and a research training support grant (£750 per year), paid through UEA.
- During the last year, a 12-months’ taxable salary (~330,000 DKK per year) is paid through UCPH.
- This co-financed award offers a combination of UEA studentship and PhD stipend at the University of Copenhagen. UEA Studentships cover tuition fees, a tax-free maintenance grant (currently £15,285 per year), and a research training support grant (£750 per year) for 2 years. The PhD stipend at the University of Copenhagen offers a 12-month’s taxable salary (~330,000 DKK)