Applications are invited for a full-time, three-year PhD studentship to undertake a research project entitled: The place of ‘spirituality’ in street children’s lived experiences: understanding the implications of religious and other spiritual beliefs and practices for growing up on the streets in Africa

The studentship is supervised by Lorraine van Blerk (Reader, Human Geography) and the collaborating partner StreetInvest, who are based in London (through the longitudinal Growing Up On the Streets research project). The studentship provides home/EU tuition fees, a research training allowance and overseas fieldwork costs for the duration of the studentship. The maintenance grant (paid at standard Research Council rates) is secured for the first year. Maintenance for years 2 and 3 will be reapplied for in advance as per funding body requirements. Unfortunately, the award is not open to applicants who are liable to pay tuition fees at the international fee rate. The starting date for the PhD is autumn 2014.

Please send a full cv; covering letter outlining your qualifications, skills and motivations for undertaking this project to to Lorraine Van Blerk. Two academic references are also required. The deadline for applications is Friday 15th August 2014, with interviews expected to be held in late August for a September/October start.

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