The Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues in the School of Education, University of Birmingham is delighted to announce that it has been allocated a fixed sum of money by the College of Social Sciences for a PhD studentship in 2014-15. The funding available allows us to offer one full PhD studentship (fees and stipend of £13,800). This studentship is available only to a full-time Home/EU student.
The applicant must have a strong background in moral philosophy and/or moral education, and the topic of the research proposal must focus on the nature and/or development of character and virtue, and be situated within the general area of virtue ethics and/or character education.
There may be strong competition for this studentship and only outstanding applicants have a chance of success.
Applications must be submitted to Aidan Thompson (firstname.lastname@example.org) by July 28, 2014 and must comprise (i) a full CV of the applicant, (ii) a research proposal of no more than 800 words and (iii) a supporting statement from the supervisor of no more than 500 words. Applications will be considered by a Jubilee Centre selection panel and a decision made at beginning of August.
To be eligible for consideration, applicants must either have applied to start a PhD in the School in 2014-15, or be registered PhD students in the School in their first year of full-time study or first or second year part-time study.