2020 UEA-Copenhagen Joint PhD Scholarship in Religion and Social Change in Africa
Deadline: August 31, 2020.
The Centre of African Studies at the University of Copenhagen (UCPH) and the School of International Development at UEA advertise one 3-year PhD Postgraduate Research Studentship researching religion and social change in Africa, starting October 2020 if feasible, or February 2021.
Applications are invited for original empirical research projects, including significant fieldwork, focusing on religion and social change. Topics including the role of religious actors and practices, new religious movements, faith-based organisations, Christian, Islamic and African indigenous religions, non-religious movements with possible links to themes like local politics, public discourse, media, globalisation, citizenship, governance, education, agriculture, and livelihoods are encouraged.
The successful candidate will be offered a Cotutelle arrangement co-supervised by staff at the Centre of African Studies and the School of International Development. Study time will be divided between the two universities, starting at UEA. Candidates will be enrolled at both institutions with respective opportunities and requirements. Successful completion will result in both institutions awarding PhD degrees.
1. They expect applicants to have a background in the fields of African Studies, Anthropology, Political Science, Development Studies or a closely related discipline.
2. The standard minimum entry requirement is 2:1.
3. Applicants should hold a good Master’s degree in a relevant discipline.
4. Evidence of competence in English may be required. Relevant work experience may also be considered.
This co-financed award offers a combination of UEA studentship and PhD stipend at the University of Copenhagen. UEA Studentships cover tuition fees, a tax-free maintenance grant (currently £15,285 per year), and a research training support grant (£750 per year) for 2 years. The PhD stipend at the University of Copenhagen offers a 12-month’s taxable salary (~330,000 DKK).