University of Exeter and University of South Florida PhD Studentships in Post-Disaster Recovery, 2013/14

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University of Exeter and University of South Florida offer PhD Studentships for UK/EU and International Applicants in Post-Disaster Recovery. Each award covering fees, stipend and travel bursary, and commences September 2013. The doctoral thesis will be supervised by faculty based in Exeter and the University of South Florida (USF). Studentships will be awarded on the basis of merit and are awarded for three years of full-time study (part-time pro-rata). The closing date for applications is 13th June 2013.. Two 3-year fully funded postgraduate studentships are available for outstanding candidates – one award based at the University of Exeter (UK) and the other at the University of South Florida (USA).  Each award covering fees, stipend and travel bursary, and commences September 2013. Successful applicants will investigate the significance of responses by Third Sector organisations to post-disaster arenas, focusing on the New Zealand city of Christchurch, and on the “mid-range” period beyond immediate/emergency responses to the earthquakes in 2010 and 2011.  The doctoral thesis will be supervised by faculty based in Exeter and the University of South Florida (USF)..  Studentships are available for pursuing PhD degree level at University of Exeter and University of South Florida.
The research areas of this scholarship are:  Studentships are provided in the field of Post-Disaster Recovery. Successful applicants will investigate the significance of responses by Third Sector organisations to post-disaster arenas, focusing on the New Zealand city of Christchurch, and on the “mid-range” period beyond immediate/emergency responses to the earthquakes in 2010 and 2011. The successful Exeter applicant will be based within Geography (Streatham Campus, Exeter) at the College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter.
Who can apply to this scholarship? Minimum GPA of 3.5 / Minimum 2:1 undergraduate degree
· Masters degree / professional experience preferred
· Research to be co
· supervised by Professor Paul Cloke (Exeter) and Professors Graham Tobin and Linda Whiteford (USF)
Benefits of the scholarship:  The Exeter award provides annual funding to cover UK/EU/International tuition fees, a stipend, payment for 110 hours of work (teaching-related activities) and a contribution towards research costs. The award will cover the tuition fees in full, plus £13,590 per year (covering stipend and work payment) and modest travel grant.
More information about the fellowship:
Duration:  Studentships are offered for three years and are awarded per year.
Number of scholarships:  Two Studentships are offered.

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