PhD Studentships in Representation and Democracy, University of StrathClyde, UK

The Department of Government is recognised as one of the leading Political Science departments in the UK. It has a thriving postgraduate community and can provide research supervision across a wide range of sub-disciplines.
Studentship in Representation and Democracy (UK/EU/Overseas fees + annual maintenance grant of £10,000).

Candidates should have a research interest in any aspect of political and legislative representation, either from an institutional or behavioural perspective. Topics may seek to further existing research on legislative representation or may seek to compare ‘traditional’ models of political representation with alternative models such as direct, deliberative or participatory democracy.

University Studentships (UK/EU/Overseas fees + annual maintenance grant of c£11,500)

ESRC 1+3 / +3 Studentship Open Competition (UK fees + annual maintenance grant of £12,940)

Studentships are tenable from September 2008 for three years (ESRC 1+3 four years) subject to satisfactory progress.

Applications should consist of a research proposal of around 2 A4 pages and a full curriculum vitae. Applicants are encouraged to contact the Department to discuss their proposed research prior to submitting an application.

For further details of postgraduate research in the Department of Government see:
http://www.strath.ac.uk/government/postgraduatestudents/
http://www.strath.ac.uk/search/scholarships/index.jsp

Closing dates:
University / ESRC Studentships Friday 4 April 2008
Studentship in Representation and Democracy Friday 4 July 2008

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor S Padgett, Director of Postgraduate Studies (Research); e: stephen.padgett[ at ]strath.ac.uk, t: 00-44-141-548-2917