Sheffield Hallam University:fully-funded full-time PhD scholarships
Friday, April 11, 2014
Sheffield Business School at Sheffield Hallam University is currently
advertising some fully-funded full-time PhD scholarships, one of which is may
be of specific interest to people wishing to study for a doctorate in the
charity/third sector/voluntary sector field – particularly those who have
interests in international aspects.
Topic area : Accountability of non-profits/NGOs
to wider society internationally
BACKGROUND Charities and other kinds of
non-profit/non-governmental organisations (NPOs/NGOs) play an increasingly
important role in societies across the world. But the accountability of
not-for-profit organisations (whether to funders, regulators or wider society)
raises profound questions which span the of disciplines of accounting, law,
strategic management, social policy, and development studies. Sheffield
Hallam University is one of the UK's leading universities for research on this
sector: our inter-disciplinary Centre for Voluntary Sector Research has some 16
staff focussed in this field, and a range of doctoral students. We have
recently led major studies on Public Benefit Reporting by Charities and on International
Financial Reporting for Not-for-Profit Organisations. We now have an
opportunity for a full-time PhD candidate to take this work forward. Your
research will explore the extent to which formal reporting and regulatory
requirements can support NPO/NGO accountability, comparing a country such as
the UK with a strong framework of charity regulation with one or more
developing countries where such regulation is in its infancy.
FOR DETAILS OF HOW TO APPLY SEE www.shu.ac.uk/studentships and click the “Business and
Management” graphic and then under Doctoral Scholarships click The Vice Chancellor's scholarships. The
funding, over a three year period, will cover the full University fees for the
PhD programme, including appropriate courses in research methodology where
applicable, and a scholarship (living allowance – normally tax free) at the
same rate as paid by the Research Councils (£13,863 for 2014/15).
Sheffield Business School also has a fund to which doctoral students can apply
for costs such as conference attendance.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 12noon on 6 May 2014.
Interviews are likely to be held on 15 May 2014 and the successful award holder
will start his/her research programme from September 2014.
For an informal discussion about
undertaking a PhD in this area please contact Professor Gareth Morgan: firstname.lastname@example.org / Tel: 0114