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A Helping Hand From LIDC For International Development PhD Studentships

LIDC is contributing about thirty thousand pounds towards fieldwork costs for three 3-year PhD Studentships offered under the annual Bloomsbury Colleges PhD studentships scheme. The funds will support research projects on a range of topics related to international development issues - such as gender violence, agricultural and health subsidies, and cross-cultural training. Out of twelve Bloomsbury PhD studentships awarded this year, four are related to international development.  
Successful applicants will begin their PhDs in autumn 2011.  The scheme is run by a consortium of University of London Colleges made up of Birkbeck, Institute of Education, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Royal Veterinary College, School of Oriental and African Studies, and The School of Pharmacy. Each student will be jointly supervised by two academics in separate Colleges to promote an interdisciplinary approach to their research, The LIDC funds will supplement tuition fees and stipend provided by the consortium Colleges and enable students to do fieldwork in low or middle income countries, in line with our focus on interdisciplinary research and training to tackle international development problems.  
Click here for more information and to apply. The Bloomsbury Colleges PhD Studentships cover the cost of UK/EU tuition fees and a maintenance stipend. Applications are welcome from students of all nationalities. The deadlines for applications are below.  
Research projects
The four international development PhD research projects  and the academics responsible for supervising them are set out below (lead supervisor listed first):
Dr Jenny Parkes (with Dr Elaine Unterhalter), Institute of Education
Dr Jasmine Gideon, Birkbeck  
Deadline:  31 March 2011 
Prof Andrew Dorward, School of Oriental and African Studies
Dr Catherine Goodman, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Deadline: 1 March 2011  
Prof Trevor Marchand, School  of Oriental and African Studies
Prof Lorna Unwin, Institute of Education
Deadline: 31 May 2011  
Prof Paul Fine, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Prof Dirk Pfeiffer, Royal Veterinary College
Deadline: 1 Feb 2011