Research degrees in economics at the University of Sheffield

PhD scholarship: Development assistance through formula funding, public sector behaviour and health outcomes

The Department of Economics is inviting applications for one fully funded PhD scholarship into Development assistance through formula funding, public sector behaviour and health outcomes.

The project is a collaboration between the Department of Economics and The Global Fund To Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (The Global Fund). This innovative research will draw on economic theory and state-of-the-art quantitative methods to investigate government responses to foreign aid targeted to the health sector and its influence on population health.

The deadline for scholarship applications: Friday 4th March 2016 at 17:00.

The successful applicant will have their full PhD fees paid at the appropriate rate for 3 years and will also receive an annual tax-free maintenance stipend at the standard UK Research Council rate (£14,296 in 2015/16) over this period.

To apply candidates should complete an application form.

In the Funding section please select 'Project studentship' and enter the title of the project Development assistance through formula funding, public sector behaviour and health outcomes. In your supporting statement you should refer to this project and outline your suitability for it.

PhD and MPhil postgraduate research in economics gives you the opportunity to deepen your interest in the subject by studying in an area of your choice. You will develop a broad range of research skills relevant to your subject area and this will equip you for a career in academic research or as a practising economist in the public or private sector.

These pages provide information on the opportunities available for postgraduate research in economics at the University of Sheffield, including the research interests of our staff. They also describe the general arrangements for research in the department and explain how you can make an application.     

The Department of Economics

The Department of Economics is one of only two remaining independent economics departments in the North of England and we have a well-established and successful postgraduate research programme.

Currently there are around 30 students studying for MPhil or PhD degrees in a wide range of topics. If you choose to study at Sheffield you will become part of this lively community and play a key role in the academic life of the department.

View the staff research areas for details on the research in the Department of Economics

Find out more about our current research students 

The White Rose Doctoral Training Centre (WRDTC) in Social Sciences

The White Rose Doctoral Training Centre in Social Sciences comprises the universities of Sheffield, Leeds and York and was established in January 2011 with an investment from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) to provide a national training centre for postgraduate researchers in social sciences.

For more information visit the WRDTC website 

Enquiries

For more information please email our Postgraduate Officer, Charlotte Hobson: c.l.hobson@sheffield.ac.uk