SCOS Update: November, part II

Three items this week:
1) PhD Bursary in Management – University of Bristol, School of Economics, Finance and Management, Department of Management
2) PhD studentship (change of deadline) – University of Leicester School of Management
3) Manchester Business School Funding Opportunities
Item 1:
University of Bristol
School of Economics, Finance and Management
Department of Management
PhD Bursary in Management
January 2012

Applications are invited for a PhD bursary in the Department of Management at the University of Bristol. The successful candidate will conduct a programme of research for the degree of PhD and will also be expected to contribute to teaching within the Department. Candidates should have a first or upper second class Honours degree in a discipline related to their proposed research and should also hold (or be working towards) a Masters degree in a related subject. In all but exceptional cases, an MBA or similar generalist Masters in Management will not usually be considered.

The award is for three years beginning in January 2012. We welcome applications in any field of Management, but preference will be given to candidates focused on critical or quantitative methodologies.

More details of staff research interests can be found on the Department website at the following address: Preference will be given to applicants who have already identified a potential supervisor and briefly explained how their proposal would fit into that supervisor’s current research interests.

There will be an annual bursary attached to the PhD post equivalent to the current home/EU research student fee in the School; together with a living allowance at the standard ESRC rate (currently £13, 590) plus an additional £3000.

The successful candidate will be required to provide up to 96 contact hours of teaching a year (for example, 4 contact hours a week for 24 weeks) and to carry out attendant duties, such as teaching preparation and marking. Conditions and the application procedure can be found on the Department of Management website.

The deadline for applications is 18 November 2011.

Item 2:
PhD studentship, University of Leicester School of Management
** change of deadline date ** now: 5th January 2012**

Following similar competitions during the 2010-2011 academic session, the School of Management is delighted to be able to offer a PhD studentship, worth up to £18,072 per year over three years. This studentship is for full-time study only and will commence in April 2012. It will cover tuition fees (at the UK/EU rate only) and include a stipend of £13,590 each year. The successful candidate will also receive a Research Training Support Grant worth £750 each year.

Research Areas
We welcome studentship applications from those interested in the critical re-thinking of management, business and organization - especially in the areas of organization studies, finance, human resource management, marketing and related fields.

Suitable applications are encouraged from both UK/EU students and from international students (outside the EU). However, please note that the award covers the UK/EU tuition fee rate only: an international student would need to pay the difference between this and the international tuition fee rate themselves. Further, applicants need to specify on the University application form that they are applying for a PhD Studentship in Management.

Please see for further information about the School's PhD programme and for specific guidance on the studentship competition. The entry requirements for this studentship are identical to those for any other entrant on to the PhD programme, but the process requires an additional personal statement (see below). The closing date is 3rd January 2012.

How to Apply
All applicants for the studentship must submit a completed University of Leicester postgraduate application form, a CV, a PhD research proposal of no more than 4000 words, two references (preferably from academic institutions), copies of your degree transcripts and proof of English language capabilities where required (see the application form). References should either be signed and on official letterhead or sent from the referee's email account.

Your application form should specify in the department box on the first page that you are applying for the PhD Studentship in Management. You should also enter this information in the Financial Support section of the application form.

You also need to supply a 500 word statement explaining:
• why this studentship would enable you to do a PhD in financial terms – i.e. details of why other funding is not available to you; and
• how your proposed research constitutes a critical rethinking of management, business and organization.

Please remember that we are especially keen to receive applications in the areas of organization studies, finance, human resource management, marketing and related fields. You should give equal attention to each aspect of the statement. It is also important that you read our Further Guidance on the studentship award when preparing your application (available on the programme website - URL above).

Please then send the statement, the application form, your CV, references, transcripts and research proposal (plus proof of language capabilities where relevant) directly to Teresa Bowdrey either by email at (by scanning the documents and attaching them) or by post at: PhD Programme, University of Leicester School of Management, Ken Edwards Building, University Road, Leicester LE1 7RH, UK.

Again please do NOT apply online. All short-listed studentship applicants will be interviewed for suitability.

Time Frame for Applications
The deadline for applications for the 2012 studentship is 5th January 2012. Studentship applications will be considered for April 2012 entry ONLY, and only for applicants who wish to study for a PhD full-time. No late applications will be accepted.

All applicants should allow a minimum of four weeks for an application to be considered.

We expect to interview for this award in mid-February 2012.

Item 3:
Manchester Business School Funding Opportunities

Manchester Business School provides a thriving research environment, and the opportunity to work with the top international scholars in the full range of business and management disciplines, accounting and finance, and information systems. We normally have a range of studentships and bursaries available for students commencing their doctoral studies. We seek exceptional students who will both benefit from, and make a contribution to, our research community.

Funding opportunities for 2012 include:
• ESRC Doctoral Studentships and ESRC Collaborative (CASE)
• Studentships as part of ESRC Northwest Doctoral Training Centre (NWDTC)
• Manchester Business School Doctoral Studentships
• Manchester Business School Doctoral Bursaries
• EPSRC Doctoral Training Account (DTA) Studentship
• University of Manchester Alumni 'Research Impact' Studentships

In addition the University of Manchester has recently launched:
University of Manchester President's Doctoral Scholar Awards (PDS Awards) The University of Manchester has recently launched £2.5m investment in PhD training with the President's Doctoral Scholar Awards (PDS Awards). Successful PDS Award candidates are entitled to an additional £1,000 p.a. enhancement to their funded stipend/living allowance.

They will also have the opportunity to:
• Be invited to attend a series of exclusive events where you'll have the opportunity to meet the University of Manchester President and Vice Chancellor, interact closely with our academic community and network with other PDS Award students
• Benefit from international research leadership under distinguished scholars
• Become a PDS Award ambassador for the University
• Receive a President's Doctoral Scholar medal at graduation
• Benefit from our extensive postgraduate researcher development and training
• The prestigious PDS Awards are open to all nationalities and research areas. Consideration will be based on academic track record and evidence of research potential.

Further announcements will be made shortly for each funding scheme above. Candidates who wish to be considered for funding in 2012 under any of the schemes listed above are advised to submit their application with complete supporting documents as soon as possible. Candidates who do not submit any of the required supporting documents by specific deadlines will not be considered.

Applicants must have obtained a First or Upper Second Class Honours degree (or equivalent) and hold (or expect to obtain) a Masters-level qualification with Merit or Distinction. They should have a track-record of research engagement (including relevant research experience and dissemination) and/ or potential for outstanding research, as demonstrated in the quality of the proposal submitted as part of the application.

How to apply
To be considered for the above awards, candidates should submit a PhD application ( following the guidelines.

For academic enquiries please contact Damian O'Doherty (d.o' & for administrative matters Anusarin Lowe, Programme Administrator, Postgraduate Research Office at