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Fully-funded PhD scholarships at Sheffield Hallam University

Wednesday, November 28, 2018  
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The Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research (CRESR) at Sheffield Hallam University is delighted to announce opportunities for fully-funded PhD scholarships, across a range of themes.


We are looking for outstanding applicants for ESRC White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership scholarships, as well as scholarships funded by Sheffield Hallam University, across all areas of CRESR’s expertise (see:, in particular in the following themes:


  1. Environmental sustainability and energy
  2. Housing
  3. Labour markets and welfare reform
  4. Spatial disadvantage
  5. Voluntary and Community Sector
  6. Infrastructure and cities


Under (5) Voluntary and community sector, we welcome proposals for qualitative, quantitative or mixed-methods studies from a range of theoretical perspectives that seek to explore the varied roles, experiences and value of the voluntary and community sector at the nexus of policy, communities and multiple disadvantage, including linked (but not limited) to the following:


  • Public service markets and social investment
  • Procurement, commissioning and policy governance
  • The role of the sector in mitigating the effects of welfare reform
  • Campaigning, advocacy and policy influence
  • The changing role of the voluntary sector’s infrastructure 
  • Management, leadership, governance and accountability of voluntary and community organisations


Successful applicants will receive the additional benefits of involvement with the White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership pathway on Civil Society, Development and Democracy.


For further information about undertaking a PhD in this area please contact Dr. Rob Macmillan ( / 0114 225 2929).


More information about PhD themes and how to apply can be found here:

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