Glasgow Caledonian University's commitment to the Common Good is realised in applied research which addresses major societal challenges, enabling communities in the UK and internationally to build inclusive societies and live healthy lives in sustainable environments.
We have aligned our research to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) [put in link to UN Global compact - https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/sustainable-development-goals/ ], issued by United Nations in 2015; a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.
The Glasgow School for Business and Society, brings together a range of subject areas to reinforce our mission as a university for the Common Good. We seek to promote research-led solutions for private, public and voluntary sector partners and to shape policy and societal outcomes that achieve equality, justice and social innovation.
Our approach has been acknowledged through the designation of Glasgow Caledonian University as a Changemaker Campus by Ashoka U, which reflects our global reputation in promoting social innovation through teaching, research and community engagement. Our work with communities around the world is both innovative and award-winning and it informs our work with private, public and third sector organisations. We are part of the United Nations Global Compact; which brings together like-minded organisations to ensure that business, as a primary driver of globalisation, can help guide markets, commerce, technology and finance to advance in ways that work for the overall benefit of economies and societies. This is the underpinning philosophy for our research and the basis upon which we wish to build and sustain our research community.
We are offering a number of PhD scholarships within the School to help drive towards achieving our mission and making a real impact. If you would like to be part of our research community and make a difference, then we would welcome your application.
Applications should follow the process and be submitted via online at this link. https://www.gcu.ac.uk/research/postgraduateresearchstudy/applicationprocess/
The closing date for applications is Monday 3nd February 2020
Two types of scholarships are offered by the School. In your personal statement, please specify and justify which scholarship and which type of funding you are applying for.
• Excellence Scholarship – for candidates who have an excellent academic track record.
• Common Good Scholarship – to help candidates overcome personal or financial barriers.
• Studentship Full fees scholarship and stipend - £19,509 per year for 3 years
• Global Talent Award Fees only scholarship - £4,500 per year for 3 years full-time or £2,250 per year for up to 6 years part-time