A Centre for the Study of Global Development (CSGD) and Luminos Fund Co-Funded Full-Time PhD Studentship

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Milton Keynes, ENGLAND
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 31 Jan 2023

The School of Education, Childhood, Youth and Sport, Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)invites applications for a 3-year full-time PhD studentship starting in October 2023.

This co-funded post offers a unique opportunity for an intellectually curious and driven individual to design and pursue their own funded doctoral research under the guidance of a team of supervisors from the Centre for the Study of Global Development (CSGD) at the OU, and the Luminos Fund, an international education NGO.

The study

This PhD studentship has been co-created to support research which is:

  • inspired by, relevant to, and informs the work of Luminos and
  • aligned with the guiding values for research carried out within the CSGD

The precise focus of the PhD will be developed collaboratively after recruitment, but we welcome proposals which align with principles and practices embedded in Luminos’ model. These include (but are not limited to):

  • Accelerated learning programmes for marginalized children who are out-of-school due to crisis, poverty, and discrimination
  • Foundational learning, including literacy, numeracy, and socioemotional skills
  • Learning differences among children (including but not limited to disability)
  • Community support for learning
  • Capturing and using data to support alternative education programmes
  • Joyful learning and creative pedagogies in low-resource settings

We especially welcome students who are interested in creative, inclusive research approaches (qualitative, quantitative, or a combination).

The Studentship

The studentship will be fully funded for 3 years by The Open University and Luminos. The studentship covers tuition fees, provides a stipend of approximately £17,668 per year and a research support and training grant (£1,000 per annum for 3 years). Further information about studying for a research degree at the OU is available here.

How to Apply

To apply, download the full Further Particulars here . This contains detailed guidance on the focus of the studentship, person specification and how to apply.

We value diversity and we recognise that different people bring different perspectives, ideas, knowledge, and culture, and that this difference brings strength.

The closing date for applications is 31st January 2023.

Interviews will take place in March/April 2023

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