My attention has been drawn to a funded PhD opportunity at the University of Portsmouth that will explore the lived realities of informal care provided by grandparents. This sounds like a great opportunity and if it is of interest please do apply. Please also share this widely on behalf of the project supervisors:
Understanding the lived realities of informal kinship care for grandparents
Supervisors: Dr Tara Woodyer (Geography); Dr Annabel Tremlett (Social Work); Dr Carol Ekinsmyth (Geography)
Funding includes: bursary stipend (at current RCUK rates), University fees (UK/EU rate) plus £1,500 pa project costs/consumables for the duration of the studentship.
The bursaries are offered for full-time, Home or EU candidates only. You will need to meet the following requirements to undertake a research degree at the University of Portsmouth:
A good honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject or a Master’s degree in an appropriate subject. Exceptionally, equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications will be considered. For those students without English as a first language or without a first degree from an English speaking University, an English Language Proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0 is required.
How to apply:
If you would like to apply for one of these projects, please use the web links above and complete the online application form which includes uploading a CV and 1000 word project proposal. We recommend that candidates contact the first supervisor prior to applying to discuss the proposed project.
Closing date for applications:
Sunday 5th February 2017.
For more details about studying as a PhD student at the University, visit http://www.port.ac.uk/postgraduate-research/.