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Global Challenges Doctoral Centre

Call for student affiliates

Is your research directly benefiting a developing country? Join us as an affiliate student, and connect with an interdisciplinary community of PhDs with shared research interests.

Benefits of becoming a GCDC affiliate student

  • Priority in enrolling/participating in GCDC in-depth methods workshops
  • Added to the GCDC student mailing list to receive direct updates on GCDC training activities and events
  • Student profile on the GCDC website
  • Access to and exchange with an interdisciplinary community of PhD researchers working on GCRF-related themes


The GCDC Affiliate student scheme is open to all PhD students currently enrolled at the University of Kent, and there is no deadline for applications. Applicants are asked to provide a simple bio, information about their project and demonstrate how their research addresses a development challenge(s) in one or more ODA countries.

How to apply

Simply fill out the form, and we will be in touch with the outcome within one week.

Become a GCDC Student Affiliate

Join an interdisciplinary community of researchers working to address global challenges

Apply now