ESRC Wales DTP Postdoctoral Fellowships 2023 Competition NOW OPEN

The annual ESRC post-doctoral fellowship competition is now open.

There is an initial deadline to be in contact with the Human Geography pathway convenor, Prof. Gary Bridge at Cardiff by February 1, 2023bridgeg@cardiff.ac.uk

The actual application Deadline is March 23rd, 2023, but an initial consultation with Professor Gary Bridge is required.

The crucial thing is for you to identify me as an academic mentor as soon as possible.

Applicants must have completed their PhD at a UK university that participates in an UKRI Doctoral Training Partnership, although they need not have been funded by the ESRC.

Applicants must have been awarded their PhD, or passed their viva with minor corrections in the 12 months prior to the final application deadline, 23/03/23.

More information here: https://walesdtp.ac.uk/fellowships/

And here: https://www.ukri.org/opportunity/esrc-postdoctoral-fellowships/

ESRC Wales DTP 2023 PhD General Studentship Competition is NOW OPEN

Contact me if you want to apply under my supervision into this very competitive funding competition.

The annual ESRC General PhD studentship scheme is now open for submissions with a DEADLINE of February 3rd, 2023. Several factors contribute to successful applications but an applicant working directly with a supervisor to improve the description of their project and why it fits with the Department is essential.

Details here:

https://www.swansea.ac.uk/research/research-with-us/postgraduate-research/doctoral-training-programmes/esrc-wales-dtp/#bbq=on

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Are you from Wales and would you like to do an MSc by Research in Social Theory and Space?

Interested in doing an MSc by Research in Social Theory and Space? This funding opportunity would fully cover the tuition fees if you did it Full Time (1 Year). Contact me/see me if you want to apply.

You will need to apply quickly to secure a place at Swansea University as a part of the funding scheme.

The James Pantyfedwen Foundation distributes grants to postgraduate students from Wales studying for a Master’s or PhD award. Grants will be offered towards the payment of tuition fees only, up to a maximum of £5,000 in each case. The closing date for any applications for the 2022-23 academic year is 31 MAY 2022 – and the Trustees will not consider any applications received after the closing date. Details and application forms can be downloaded from the James Pantyfedwen website on www.jamespantyfedwen.cymru.

URGENT: Masters / PhD Funding Opportunity

If you are from Wales and would like me to supervise your research Masters or PhD please get in touch with me: r.g.smith@swan.ac.uk. You will need to apply quickly to secure a place at Swansea University as a part of the funding scheme.

The James Pantyfedwen Foundation distributes grants to postgraduate students from Wales studying for a Master’s or PhD award. Grants will be offered towards the payment of tuition fees only, up to a maximum of £5,000 in each case. The closing date for any applications for the 2022-23 academic year is 31 MAY 2022and the Trustees will not consider any applications received after the closing date. Details and application forms can be downloaded from the James Pantyfedwen website on www.jamespantyfedwen.cymru.

Welsh Government Supports UCU Strike Action and Calls for UUK to start supporting University Staff

Swansea University is the only Welsh University on strike; but we have a strong statement from the Welsh Government today on how UUK need to start acting in the interest of University staff:

“Statement of Opinion – OPIN-2022-0260 – Welsh Parliament (assembly.wales)

OPIN-2022-0260 Swansea University and Open University Action (e)Tabled on 16/02/2022

This Senedd:

1. Recognises that, throughout the pandemic, academic staff have worked hard to keep education open and stabilise the sector and that, now the emergency has passed, university lecturers face a 35 per cent cut in pension entitlement.

2. Recognises lecturers’ deep commitment towards their students and that the decision to strike is never easy.

3. Calls upon Universities UK to:

a) return to the negotiating table immediately to avert damaging strikes and allow a post-pandemic evaluation of the pension fund.

b) work with staff to devise a UK-wide plan to re-build the sector by eliminating precarious contracts, managing workloads and addressing inequality.”