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ESRC IAA Innovation Fellowship - Deadline 14 Oct

The University of Warwick ESRC Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) is pleased to invite applications for its first Postdoctoral Innovation Fellowship.

Warwick is one of 26 UK universities receiving funding from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) for an Impact Acceleration Account (IAA), which supports engagement activities with non-academic stakeholders such as policymakers, NGOs, businesses and public beneficiaries to enable the conversion of established research into impact.

As part of this programme, the ESRC IAA will fund four fellowships (one per academic year) to support students towards the end of their PhD to think about how their research could be applied to the needs and challenges of organisations across different sectors, and to develop proposals to put this into practice.

The Fellowship will be awarded for up to three months or part-time equivalent. Projects can commence any time from 14 October 2019, but must be complete by 31 March 2020.

Eligibility

This opportunity is open to applicants who will have submitted their PhD thesis for examination before their proposed Fellowship start date (the Fellowship can commence whilst awaiting viva) OR who will be within one year of having been awarded their PhD at the proposed start date. The PhD must be in a social science discipline and have been undertaken at the University of Warwick.

Those with a full-time, permanent, academic post are not eligible to apply.

For further information and details on how to apply please visit: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/impact/iaa/innovationfellow

Tue 24 Sep 2019, 17:00

Fantastic news for our ESRC DTC student Duncan Lees – interviewed for BBC Radio 4

Duncan Lees was interviewed for the BBC Radio 4 documentary "Branding Genius" https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p071kl7q about various aspects of how the "brand" of Shakespeare operates in education, in China and elsewhere.

Fri 01 Mar 2019, 17:06 | Tags: Social Sciences

MGS ESRC DTP Joint Studentship opportunity - University of Warwick/University of Nottingham

'Social inequalities entering civvy street: researching the importance of class and gender in determining labour market outcomes of military veterans ESRC DTP'

Joint Studentship The University of Warwick and the University of Nottingham

We are now inviting applications for an ESRC Doctoral Joint Studentship supervised by Professor Lyonette at the Institute for Employment Research at the University of Warwick (where the student will be registered) and Professor Warren at the University of Nottingham (School of Sociology and Social Policy) to commence in October 2019.

Perceptions of ex-military as ‘mad, bad and sad’ have long affected the employment options open to veterans after transition. These perceptions are shaped strongly by class and gender inequalities, intensifying for working class military men and women with lower qualifications than those in higher ranks. To date, little academic research has centred on class and gender differences in achieving a successful outcome after military service. This project will focus upon a diverse group of veterans from a variety of class backgrounds and life-course stages to determine those factors which act as facilitators, and those which act as barriers, to successful employment outcomes in ‘civvy street’. It is anticipated that the project will involve creative mixed-methods research to produce original in-depth insights into the employment experiences of veterans to provide a rounded picture of inequalities in employment opportunities. We welcome further proposals and suggestions regarding the methodological approach from applicants.

Application deadline: Friday 15th March at 5pm.

Informal enquiries about the research or the Institute for Employment Research prior to application can be directed to Clare Lyonette (C.Lyonette@warwick.ac.uk).

Full details including information on eligibility requirements and how to apply can be located on the Midlands Graduate School website: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/cross_fac/mgsdtp/collaborativeandjoint/

Wed 27 Feb 2019, 14:40 | Tags: Social Sciences, studentship, PhD

MGS DTP Collaborative Studenship opportunity - Age-UK

'Investigation of the implementation, take-up and use of an online personalised platform for those who care for people with dementia'

ESRC DTP Collaborative Studentship with the Midlands Graduate School University of Warwick and Coventry & Rugby CCG, South Warwickshire CCG, and AgeUK Warwickshire

This Studentship provides an exceptional opportunity to undertake research that is relevant to a key global challenge: the burgeoning dementia crisis. It will investigate an online intervention (the Care Companion https://www.carecompanion.org.uk/) to address carers’ needs and now made available across Warwickshire. The Care Companion is targeted on four principle themes (burden of care, lack of knowledge, self-efficacy and lack of time) and its co-production was recently reported: https://aging.jmir.org/2018/1/e1/.

Application deadline: 8th March 2019

Interviews will be held on 27th March 2019

Informal enquiries about the research or Warwick Medical School prior to application can be directed to Jeremy.dale@warwick.ac.uk

Full details including information on eligibility requirements and how to apply can be located on the Midlands Graduate School website: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/cross_fac/mgsdtp/collaborativeandjoint/

Wed 27 Feb 2019, 14:25 | Tags: studentship, collaborative, PhD

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