Up to 50 Fully-funded PhD Studentships in Gender Equality in Europe

Nottingham Trent University is offering a fully-funded PhD studentship in Gender Equality in Europe. Please contact Gill Allwood gill.allwood@ntu.ac.uk for further information. See below for an outline of the scheme and the project. The deadline for applications is 12 pm, Friday 11 December 2015.:

The Vice-Chancellor’s Researcher Development Scheme – nurturing the next generation of researchers

Up to 50 Fully-funded PhD Studentships

We create strong relationships that enable discovery, drive innovation, and change both the world and ourselves.

As part of our new Strategic Plan (2015-2020), we are committed to expanding our research excellence, and nurturing the next generation of researchers as well as our existing research staff. We recognise the essential contribution our postgraduate community can make in the pursuit of research excellence and impact.

With our ambition to support and develop research excellence, the new Vice-Chancellor’s Researcher Development Scheme will enable the strongest research students to take their first steps towards a career as a future research leader.

If you have, or expect to receive a first-class honours degree, then we can offer you the opportunity to become a Vice Chancellor’s Scholar. This includes the chance to follow your PhD with a one year position at NTU as a full-time Postdoctoral Research Associate.

If you are as interested in pursuing research excellence, making an impact, and have ambitions to be a future research leader, we would love to hear from you.

We now invite applications for 2016 across a broad range of disciplines, including this project:

Gender Equality in Europe

Have gender equality policies contributed to greater gender equality? What would make them more effective?

Despite extensive gender equality policies and widespread endorsement of the idea of gender mainstreaming, there is still clear evidence of persistent gender inequality in Europe: violence against women; the gender pay gap; the gendered distribution of care, are just some examples. This project explores the gap between policy and practice, contributing to the growing scholarly interest in this area, with its important policy implications.

Focusing on policy issues such as domestic violence, forced marriage, reproduction, migration and poverty, this project explores:

the way in which gender equality is included in, and excluded from, policymaking institutions and processes;

the relation between, and the relative importance of, the European and the national level;

the impact on gender equality.

The project is connected to three overlapping international networks of scholars, practitioners, and activists: Re-integrating Gender in the EU; the (In)visibility of Gender in the European Union; and Gender Equality Policy in Practice.

Contact: gill.allwood@ntu.ac.uk for informal discussions.

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