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About This PhD Profile

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Supervisor: Paul Jones ([email protected])

Crowdfunding can be defined as an alternative way of funding, where a group of people, the crowd, financially contributes small amounts of money to projects, products or ideas. As a relatively new phenomenon, crowdfunding as a field of research is at an early stage of development, providing many opportunities for young researchers to make a mark theoretically, empirically and in the policy domain.

About the host Centre/Department:

The International Centre for Transformational Entrepreneurship at Coventry University in the UK and IPA-Deakin SME Research Centre at Deakin University in Australia, are seeking expressions of interest from candidates who are interested in pursuing a PhD in either the area of Crowdfunding or social enterprise through these two research centres. The International Centre for Transformational Entrepreneurship (ICTE) is a unique institution formed to support sustainable socio-economic transformation through systemic approaches to entrepreneurship in communities nationally and internationally. The IPA-Deakin SME Research Centre conducts multidisciplinary research on small and medium size private businesses and not-for-profit enterprises.

Candidate specification:
Successful applicants will have:
• A minimum of a 2:1 first degree (second class honours upper division) in a relevant discipline/subject area with a minimum 70% mark in the project element or equivalent with a minimum 70% overall module average, and/or
• A Masters Degree in a relevant subject area will be considered as an equivalent. The Masters must have been attained with overall marks at 70%. In addition, the dissertation or equivalent element in the Masters must also have been attained with a mark at 70%.
• The potential to engage in innovative research and to complete the PhD within a prescribed period of study
• Language proficiency (IELTS overall minimum score of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component).

Application Procedure:


£15,000 bursary plus tuition fees - UK/EU/International

Duration of study:

Full- Time- three and a half years fixed term

Entry point is May 2018



Funding Notes

Some or all of the PhD opportunities in this programme have funding attached. Applications for this programme are welcome from suitably qualified candidates worldwide. Funding may only be available to a limited set of nationalities and you should read the full programme details for further information.

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