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Sheffield Hallam University:fully-funded full-time PhD scholarships

Friday, April 11, 2014   (0 Comments)
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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 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: / Tel: 0114 225 5231.

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