Research degree fees and scholarships
Postgraduate research tuition fees
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Postgraduate Research Scholarships
Funding the World's Brightest PhDs - Scholarships to support PhD Study at the University of Sheffield.
ESRC Network studentship: Brexit and the re-narration of discord
ESRC White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership Network Awards (Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York)
Deadline for applications: 9 March 2018, midnight GMT.
The Department of Sociological Studies is delighted to offer one PhD scholarship (UK / EU tuition fees + stipend at UK research council rates), funded by the White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership Network Awards. The successful candidate will join a network of two other PhD students, academic supervisors across the White Rose Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York, and public and voluntary sector partners. The network, entitled Brexit’s Aftermaths: Contesting Insecurities, will focus on the way in which individuals, communities and civil society groups are negating Brexit’s multiple after-effects in everyday life. The studentship is available to outstanding students interested in conducting research on the relationship between intimacy, discord and conviviality post-Brexit.
Supervised by Hannah Lewis, Department of Sociological Studies, University of Sheffield and Simon Popple, School of Media and Communication, University of Leeds, the project will employ mixed methods including innovative approaches to the digital documentation of conviviality despite insecurity across everyday, intimate and material worlds in UK neighbourhoods and localities. Can capturing and representing this conviviality-with-discord act to empower lives made insecure via Brexit? How are citizens and non-citizens contesting the multiple and intimate ricocheting effects of Brexit? Many individuals, families and local communities ‘carry on’ in pragmatic and improvised ways despite Brexit’s attendant discords (e.g. a family or neighbourhood split in its political support, a family facing uncertain residency rights following the leave vote). What can be learned from looking at the intimate as a space not to retreat from difficulty, but as a means of confronting and building new opportunities? This timely studentship will ask how ‘the intimate’ might be a space and model for experiencing, mediating and managing the polarising of political hopes, desires and beliefs about living together.
We offer an outstanding academic environment for our PhD students. We provide an interdisciplinary research experience and advanced training to all our PhD students, regardless of scholarship funding source, through our Social Sciences Doctoral Training programme. There are further training opportunities within the ESRC White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership.
There are also opportunities for three-month internships with public, private and voluntary organisations which enable students to apply their research skills to a more practical environment. Previous students have benefited from internships at organisations such as the Department of Work and Pensions and Oxfam.