PhD Studentships

PhD Funding

PhD Studentships

The University of Lincoln is making a significant investment to provide research opportunities for exceptional doctoral candidates through its annual half-million pound Research Investment Fund.

The quality and breadth of research at the University of Lincoln was highlighted in the Research Excellence Framework 2014, through which more than half of the University’s submitted research was rated as internationally excellent or world leading (3* or 4*). Lincoln was also placed in the top ten nationally for the quality of its research outputs in two major subject areas.

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Available Studentships

PhD Studentships in the College of Social Science

To submit your expression of interest for any of the projects listed within the College of Social Science, please email your one page CV and a one page covering letter, including your interest/experience related to the research area, for the attention of Maureen Young at studentshipscss@lincoln.ac.uk. Please ensure that you quote the reference number for the project which you are applying for in the subject title of all correspondence.

Applicants should have a first or upper second class honours degree, or equivalent, in a relevant area. Applicants with a relevant Masters are particularly welcome. Suitably qualified candidates worldwide may apply, although International students must self-fund the difference between the International and UK/EU fee rate. Applicants should possess excellent report writing and English language communication skills and an ability to work to deadlines.

Tuition Fees included (capped at UK/EU fee level) are covered though the Graduate Teaching Assistantship (GTA), which requires the student to conduct up to 6 hours of teaching or related work per week.


School of Education

Effectiveness and Affective Value of Undergraduate Practical Work in Biology, Chemistry and Physics Laboratories

The successful candidate will investigate the effectiveness of practical work in terms of developing students’ conceptual understanding along with its affective value in terms of motivation, personal and situational interest across 1st, 2nd and 3rd year undergraduate biology, chemistry and physics laboratories. 

Applicants from education, biology, chemistry, physics or related areas are all eligible to apply.

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Closing Date: 31 January 2017
Interviews: Week commencing 20 February 2017

Stipend/Living allowance: £14,529 per annum
Start date 2nd October 2017
Duration: 36 months
Reference: COSS2017-6

Academic Contact
Prof Ian Abrahams
Telephone: 01522 837060
Email: iabrahams@lincoln.ac.uk


School of Health & Social Care

Physical Activity and the Life Course

The successful candidate will have a demonstrated interest in researching physical activity from a life course perspective, and be able to evidence their ability, with appropriate support, to plan, develop, undertake and disseminate a research project.

We invite applications from candidates who wish to investigate physical activity across the life course.

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Closing Date: 31 January 2017
Interviews: Week commencing 20 February 2017

Stipend/Living allowance: £14,529 per annum
Start date 2nd October 2017
Duration: 36 months
Reference: COSS2017-5

Academic Contact
Prof Mo Ray
Telephone: 01522 886289
Email: mray@lincoln.ac.uk


Lincoln Law School

Protection and Assistance of Vulnerable Populations at Points of Transition

The successful candidate will investigate the normative framework applicable to ‘people on the move’ and vulnerable populations at points of transition. The research will consider people who are forced to flee their homes when conflicts become intolerable, unsafe and people are unable to survive under the circumstances. 

Applicants with an interest in international humanitarian law, humanitarian protection and assistance, and refugee law are encouraged to apply.

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Closing Date: 31 January 2017
Interviews: Week commencing 20 February 2017

Stipend/Living allowance: £14,529 per annum
Start date 2nd October 2017
Duration: 36 months
Reference: COSS2017-3

Academic Contact
Dr Lucy Easthope
Email: leasthope@lincoln.co.uk


School of Psychology

Body Image Training for Women with Anorexia Nervosa

The successful applicant will investigate the application of cognitive bias training to treat body image dysfunction in women with anorexia nervosa (AN). Body image disturbance is a principal diagnostic criterion for AN, and is a key element of psychological models of this disorder. Put simply, most women with AN over-estimate body size, have negative feelings towards their body and classify lower weight bodies as fat relative to controls. Its persistence is a predictor of the long term outcome in treatment and its continuation post-treatment is a key predictor of relapse post-treatment.

Applicants from psychology, clinical psychology, psychiatry or related areas are all eligible to apply. Experience in working with mental health populations, especially eating disordered groups, would be an advantage.

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Closing Date: 31 January 2017
Interviews: Week commencing 20 February 2017

Stipend/Living allowance: £14,529 per annum
Start date 2nd October 2017
Duration: 36 months
Reference: COSS2017-1

Academic Contact
Prof Martin Tovee
Telephone: 01522 837393
Email: mtovee@lincoln.ac.uk


School of Social & Political Sciences

The Role of Civil Society in Environmental Governance

Civil society groups including NGOs and social movements have long been active in environmental governance arenas at multiple levels, where they seek to influence decisions in the name of the public good. The successful candidate will investigate how civil society groups impact environmental governance regimes at and across different territorial levels. Candidates should have a strong interest in inter-disciplinary socio-legal approaches.

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Closing Date: 31 January 2017
Interviews: Week commencing 20 February 2017

Stipend/Living allowance: £14,529 per annum
Start date 2nd October 2017
Duration: 36 months
Reference: COSS2017-2

Academic Contact
Dr Louisa Parks
Email: lparks@lincoln.ac.uk


School of Sport and Exercise Science

Real-time Feedback to Enhance Performance

The successful candidate will be joining a vibrant, enthusiastic and supportive environment, with University-wide support mechanisms, where a strong research culture exists amongst the students and staff. Within the Human Performance Centre, which houses the School of Sport and Exercise Science, PhD students have their own dedicated office space with high-specification computers and printer. As this office is within the Centre it encourages students to feel an integral part of the School and its activities. The Centre houses three large open-spaced laboratories, devoted to sport and exercise science activities, and includes the latest technology for conducting research.

Applicants from sport science, biomechanics, engineering, professions allied to medicine, medicine or related areas are all eligible to apply. A strong aptitude for mathematics and an ability to program in Matlab or in our custom motion-capture system software is desirable. 

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Closing Date: 31 January 2017
Interviews: Week commencing 20 February 2017

Stipend/Living allowance: £14,529 per annum
Start date 2nd October 2017
Duration: 36 months
Reference: COSS2017-4

Academic Contact
Prof David R Mullineaux
Telephone: 01522 837143
Email: dmullineaux@lincoln.ac.uk

PhD Studentships in the College of Science

To submit your expression of interest for any of the projects listed within the College of  Science, please email your two page CV, one page covering letter, and 2 page research proposal,  for the attention of Mrs Fiona Burstow: fburstow@lincoln.ac.uk. Please ensure that you quote the reference number for the project which you are applying for in the subject title of all correspondence.

Applicants should have a first or higher upper second-class honours degree, and preferably a relevant Master’s degree (or equivalent experience) in Physical Geography, Earth Sciences, Environmental Sciences, and/or Life Sciences with substantial experience of qualitative research, excellent report-writing and English language communication skills and ability to work to deadlines.


School of Geography

The environmental fate of emerging sediment-associated contaminants and antibiotic-resistant microbes in river sediment and floodplains

The successful PhD student will focus on CEC and a PDRA who will investigate microbial communities via eDNA approaches and antibiotic-resistant microbes in river sediment and floodplains.

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Closing Date: 31 March 2017
Interviews: May 2017

Stipend/Living allowance: £14,052 per annum
Research expenses to be paid up to £1,500
Start date 1st September 2017
Duration: 36 months
Reference: COS-SOG-2017-1

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Mark Macklin: mmacklin@lincoln.ac.uk.


School of Geography

Estimating flood frequency in the Trent and Yorkshire Ouse rivers using documentary and floodplain sedimentary archives to extend flood series

We are seeking outstanding, highly motivated postgraduate students to undertake a doctoral study in the Lincoln Centre for Water and Planetary Health (School of Geography) at the University of Lincoln. 

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Closing Date: 31 March 2017
Interviews: May 2017

Stipend/Living allowance: £14,052 per annum
Research expenses to be paid up to £1,500
Start date 1st September 2017
Duration: 36 months
Reference: COS-SOG-2017-2

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Mark Macklin: mmacklin@lincoln.ac.uk.

PhD Studentships in the Lincoln International Business School

4 x PhD funded studentships in the Lincoln International Business School

Lincoln International Business School is offering 4 graduate teaching assistantship (GTA) bursaries to support new PhD students starting in September 2017.  Successful candidates will receive an annual stipend bursary of £14,510 in addition to the payment of fees (capped at the UK/EU rate) for 3 years.  Additional funding to cover associated research costs will be available. 

Students will be required to undertake up to 6 hours per week of undergraduate teaching in the School as a condition of their GTA. This will primarily take the form of seminars. Professional development will be provided to support teaching. 

Research proposals in the areas listed below are welcome:

Economics: Empirical research into trade, labour, and industrial organization applying microeconomic analysis techniques including behavioural models and game theory.

Enterprise: Anticipating the potential of digital business models and new digital applications

Leadership in Responsible Management: A particular focus on community development in South East Asian countries would be particularly desirable.

Food Supply Chains: Collective Action and competitiveness within sustainable agro-food supply chains, focusing particularly on networks and smaller agro-food businesses.

International Business: Growth and internationalisation challenges of SMEs in less favourable market environments

Sustainable Development in Responsible Management:  Exploring transformative activities and evaluating the impact of the sustainability agenda on business management and performance.

 

For details about all research groups in the Lincoln International Business School, please visit https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/lbs/research/

 

Entry requirements

All applicants must have a Master’s qualification. International students are welcome to apply with a minimum IELTS 7.0 (or equivalent approved English language qualification).

To apply, please email a research proposal (1,000 – 2,500 words), your CV and a covering letter to libspgr@lincoln.ac.uk. Closing date 28th February 2017.

Informal enquiries can be made by email to libspgr@lincoln.ac.uk.

 

Tuition Fees included (capped at UK/EU fee level)

Stipend/Living allowance: £14,510 per annum

Start date 2nd October 2017

Duration: 36 months

Reference: LIBS2017