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Two post-grad scholarships announced in gifted and talented education

The University of Warwick and the International Gateway for Gifted Youth (IGGY) are investing more than £30,000 for two post-graduate scholarships into gifted and talented education.

The University’s Institute of Education (WIE) and IGGY have teamed up to offer two part-time PhD research scholarships to investigate the current education system for gifted children.

Starting in October the scholarship will cover the full tuition fees of £2,340 for five years, and also include an extra £500 a year for research expenses. Any increases to fees, due to inflation, will also be covered by IGGY. The scholarships will be jointly supervised by WIE and IGGY.

Dr Adam Boddison, Academic Principal at IGGY, said:

“This is a great opportunity for a current teacher, or student, or researcher working in education, to further their career with an exciting research project into online learning and gifted children.

“We want to get to grips with how gifted education is currently being practised, and want our two researchers to suggest ways that IGGY can further improve it. This is a really worthwhile project, something that the University is fully behind and keen to get started.”

Applications for the two part-time research scholarships are open until October 2, with interviews taking place on October 4.

For any additional information about the IGGY Research Degrees, please contact Dr Adam Boddison (Academic Principal – IGGY, 024 761 51860, a dot d dot boddison at warwick dot ac dot uk).

To apply, please contact Louisa Hopkins (Louisa dot Hopkins at warwick dot ac dot uk) to notify your interest and submit a 1000 word research proposal to WIE. You are also required to provide WIE with proof of eligibility as a British or European citizen resident in the UK for more than 3 years.

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 About IGGY

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IGGY is a social network designed to help gifted young people realise their full potential. It gives members access to great educational resources and encourages them to work with top academics and other gifted young people around the world.

Further contact details
For further information please contact Anna Blackaby, University of Warwick press officer, on 02476 575910 or a dot blackaby at warwick dot ac dot uk