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  Space Infrastructure Financing and Public-Private Partnerships


   Glasgow School for Business and Society

   Applications accepted all year round  Self-Funded PhD Students Only

About the Project

Glasgow Caledonian University, The Glasgow School for Business and Society

Glasgow School for Business and Society | Glasgow Caledonian University | Scotland, UK (gcu.ac.uk)

Project reference number: GSBS/003/Edgar/Self 

Supervisory Team

Director of Studies: Prof David Edgar

Email:

GCU Research Online URL: (essential)  https://researchonline.gcu.ac.uk/en/persons/david-edgar

2nd Supervisor: To be confirmed

Background

The University is pleased to announce an exciting PhD studentship opportunity within the RISE (Research into the Space Economy) research Group (https://www.gcu.ac.uk/aboutgcu/academicschools/gsbs/research/research-into-the-space-economy3 ) focusing on space infrastructure financing and public-private partnerships (PPPs). This interdisciplinary project will examine the various financial instruments and mechanisms used to fund space infrastructure projects, such as satellite constellations, spaceports, and lunar bases. It will focus on assessing the effectiveness of public-private partnerships (PPPs) and other innovative financing models in accelerating the development of space infrastructure, as well as identifying key success factors and potential risks associated with these arrangements.

 The successful candidate will work under the supervision of Professor David Edgar and contribute to a growing body of research in the space economy. The project will involve:

•            Conducting a comprehensive literature review on space infrastructure financing, public-private partnerships, and related topics.

•            Investigating various financial instruments and mechanisms used to fund space infrastructure projects, such as satellite constellations, spaceports, and lunar bases.

•            Assessing the effectiveness of PPPs and other innovative financing models in promoting the development of space infrastructure.

•            Identifying key success factors and potential risks associated with public-private partnerships and other financing arrangements in the space sector.

•            Developing recommendations for optimizing the use of financial instruments and fostering collaboration between public and private entities in the space industry

How to Apply

This project is available as a 3 years full-time or 6 years part-time PhD study programme with expected start date of 02 October 2023.

Candidates are encouraged to contact the research supervisors for the project before applying.

Applicants are required to provide a detailed research proposal as part of the application process.  Applicants should submit a research proposal (1,000-1,500 words) outlining your approach to the project, including research questions, methodology, and expected outcomes.

Guidance on Writing a PhD Research Proposal is available at  Prospective students | Glasgow Caledonian University | Scotland, UK (gcu.ac.uk)

Candidates should have a minimum of a first degree (2:1 or higher) and/or a Masters degree.

Please note that emails to the supervisory team or enquires submitted via the project advert do not constitute formal applications; applicants should apply using the on our Application Process page by choosing Business Management and an October 2023 start date. Please quote the project reference number: GSBS/003/Edgar/Self on your application.

Please send any other enquires regarding your application to:

Business & Management (5) Economics (10) Finance (14) Politics & Government (30)

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