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ESRC DTC Collaborative Studentship CEDAR Cerebra

Two ESRC Doctoral Training Centre PhD collaborative studentships on Family Research in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

The Centre for Educational Development, Appraisal and Research (CEDAR - at the University of Warwick is offering two ESRC DTC collaborative PhD studentships starting in October 2014. Both studentships are jointly funded by the research charity Cerebra ( and the studentship holders will work collaboratively with Cerebra throughout their studies.

The research projects will focus on the Cerebra 1,000 Families study, which will be a large scale survey study of families of children with intellectual and developmental disabilities (including autism). The studentship holders will lead data collection and carry out research using data from the 1,000 Families study working on questions relating to family systems, and positive well-being in family members.

Both students will be supervised by Professor Richard Hastings, Cerebra Chair of Family Research based in CEDAR along with other CEDAR colleagues and Dr Stephanie Jones (Deputy Head of Research and Education at Cerebra).

The ESRC Doctoral Training Centre at the University of Warwick covers a range of subjects and interdisciplinary training pathways. These two CEDAR/Cerebra ESRC Collaborative Doctoral Studentships, are available starting from October 2014 onwards. The funding covers fees, and where eligible via residency, maintenance stipend. For details on residential eligibility please go to:

Please be advised that in order to apply for the Studentship you will need to have completed a University application to the relevant MPhil/PHD. To apply for the course, please see the web:

To apply for the Studentship you must complete the form: Online Application Form

Informal inquiries about the research or CEDAR prior to application can be directed to

Deadline for applications – 4pm GMT 30 April 2014