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Global integrity education – a behavioural approach*


About This PhD Project

Project Description

*Pending formal Approval

Apply to the University of East Anglia for a place to study by Monday 20 January 2020.
Apply for SeNSS studentship funding by 12.00pm on Monday 2 March 2020.

This competition is open to UK and EU nationals only, subject to certain conditions (https://senss-dtp.ac.uk/apply).

Private sector corruption is a strong barrier to economic development across the globe, particularly in non-Western countries, struggling with entrenched cultures of rule-breaking and a lack of ethics and integrity training.

In this context, we propose a topical research program in behavioural economics that will support integrity education programmes of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), particularly those targeting young students and private sector professionals in corruption-vulnerable countries. The aim of the PhD research programme is to provide the scholarly foundation, measurement and evaluation of UNODC’s intervention impact.

The UNODC is an organisation with longstanding expertise in deploying education to promote values like integrity and combat corruption (see their flagship Education for Justice (E4G) initiative).
https://www.unodc.org/e4j/).

Benefits


The successful applicant will have excellent supervision in behavioural economics/policy evaluation in a vibrant research environment with PhD training and teaching opportunities. Additionally, a chance to gain real-world policy experience with our collaborative partner.

Training Opportunities


A comprehensive package of training will be agreed in consultation with the supervisors. Elements of training will be provided by the supervisors, University of East Anglia, and by other providers.

Applicants: essential and/or desirable attributes/skills


The successful applicant will have an undergraduate and/or Master’s degree in economics or social sciences, with a strong background in research methods and statistics and genuine enthusiasm for research.

Studentship Details


This studentship should be taken as a +3 award (a three-year PhD)

• It should be taken full-time
• The studentship award covers your university fees, and provides you with a stipend of £15,009 per year
• You will also be able to apply for small amounts of additional funding via the SeNSS Research Training Support Grant

How to apply for this studentship


In order to be considered for this SeNSS studentship, you must first apply for a place to study University of East Anglia, noting that you are applying for the collaborative studentship. Please go to University of East Anglia, How to apply for a PhD for information on how to make your application - https://www.uea.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/apply

You will then need to make a separate application to SeNSS for this collaborative studentship. Please read the SeNSS Collaborative Studentship Application Guidance Notes before completing our online application form. The Guidance Notes are available at the bottom of the following webpage: Applying for a SeNSS collaborative studentship - http://senss-dtp.ac.uk/applying-for-a-senss-collaborative-studentship/

Starting date


On or about 1 October 2020.

Enquiries email name and address


For queries relating to the University of East Anglia application process, please email
For queries related to the project itself, please email Dr Oana Borcan ()

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