Please note that the application deadline (19 January 2020) has now passed. Information about the 2021 GCDC doctoral scholarship competition will be available in Autumn 2020.
The University of Kent has established the Global Challenges Doctoral Centre (GCDC) to develop doctoral and postdoctoral research addressing the challenges of economic development and well-being faced by developing countries on the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Development Assistance Committee (DAC) list. GCDC PhD projects are required to meet a specific list of criteria to adhere to Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) stipulations.
The University of Kent is offering ten GCDC doctoral scholarships (3.5 years), starting in the academic year 2020-2021*, and the deadline for all student applications is midnight on Sunday, 19 January 2020.
GCDC scholars (starting in September 2020) will receive the following:
- An annual stipend at UKRI rates (TBC but was £15,009 for 2019/20)
- Annual tuition fees at UKRI Home/EU rates (TBC but was £4,327 for 2019/20)
- A minimum Research Training Support Grant of £1,500 (per year for the first three years of study)
- Specialised interdisciplinary GCDC cohort training activities
Applicants paying overseas fees can also apply, as four GCDC scholarships will cover annual tuition fees at the international rate. We also anticipate that some academic schools may be able to support successful international applicants financially from their own resources beyond the UKRI level.
*Please note that GCDC PhD students are expected to start in September 2020; applications for an alternative entry month will not be considered.
Please do not hesitate to contact GCRF Officer, Grace Grussenmeyer, with any questions: email@example.com.