Applications are invited for one scholarship being offered by the College of Social Sciences to study for a PhD in the field of ‘illicit antiquities and global criminal markets’. The PhD is aligned with the illicit markets research team in the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research, School of Social and Political Sciences. The team are currently working on a research programme titled ‘global trafficking in cultural objects’, supported by grant funding from the European Research Council. This is a four year study of the international illicit antiquities market and includes comparative analysis of other ‘global criminal markets’ including drugs and wildlife. Applications for this scholarship are invited from candidates who would like to pursue doctoral study in this field, attached to the work of the ERC project. You should draft and submit your own proposal for a research project which fits with your doctoral interests and maps onto the area of work the illicit markets team are currently engaged in. By way of illustration, indicative areas of study might include:
– Developing a theoretical framework for understanding transnational criminal trade, incorporating political, social, historical and cultural contexts in a model of contemporary global trafficking problems.
– A study of trafficking antiquities along a particular known route, compared with an analysis of trafficking another illicit commodity along the same, or a similar, route.
– A study of how international criminal or illicit markets overlap in terms of trafficking routes, personnel, levels of corruption at various points, etc.
– Considering the application of state of the art regulatory approaches to curbing illicit traffic, and developing these into specific policy recommendations for particular criminal markets (especially the illicit antiquities market).
– A longitudinal study of the market in a particular category of cultural material (defined by type and origin), along with an assessment of the possible impacts of regulatory measures.
Home/EU and International Full-time only applicants are eligible to apply as well as students already in their first year of study at the University for a research degree.
The scholarship will run for a maximum of three years commencing on 24thSeptember 2012 and will provide:
– An annual bursary equivalent to the RCUK rate – £13,590 for 2012/13
– Fees at the standard Home/EU or International rate
– A research support grant of £750 per annum
*How to Apply*
Please submit the College Scholarship Application Form<http://www.gla.ac.uk/media/media_223189_en.doc> together with 2 academic letters of reference (signed and on official
headed paper) to Alan McConnell (Alan.Mcconnell@glasgow.ac.uk) by 17:00 on *Friday
27th April* *2012. *No academic transcripts are required.
*Please name application documents using the template: *’family name,
first name, scholarship application form / reference’ *
*For example*: ‘mcconnell, alan, scholarship application form’ & ‘mcconnell, alan, scholarship application reference’
*For students already studying at the University (Year 1 PhD only) – one of **the references should be from their current lead supervisor*
*Please attach your application form and two references to a single email and send to Alan.McConnell@Glasgow.ac.uk*
In addition to the scholarship application, new applicants who have not already done so should complete an online application for admission on to a PhD
*New* *entrants will only be considered for the scholarship if they have completed a scholarship application and an application for admission on to a PhD.*
*Applications will be shortlisted using the following criteria:*
30% – for academic record and references
20% – for the contribution the research will make to the themes of the illicit markets research group outlined above
50% – for research proposal (section 3 of the scholarship application form)
The final selection will be made by a Selection Committee and shortlisted candidates may be required to attend an interview in early June 2012.
For any further information on the academic content of this scholarship, contact Professor Simon Mackenzie on firstname.lastname@example.org
For administrative enquiries, for example about submission requirements, contact Alan McConnell at the College Office on email@example.com
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