The studentship is available for up to 36 months.
Effecting Principled Improvement in STEM Education (epiSTEMe): Student Engagement and Learning in Early Secondary-School Physical Science and Mathematics Applications are invited for an Economic and Social Research Council [ESRC] +3 Research Studentship to undertake a PhD study linked to the work of the epiSTEMe project which lends itself to a wide range of potential topics. This project forms part of the ESRC's Targeted Initiative on Science and Mathematics Education. It provides a unique opportunity to work as a doctoral student with leading researchers in the field, in Cambridge and the other participating institutions.
The Research Studentship holder will work primarily on an independent study associated with the project, but will have opportunities for involvement in all aspects of the project's work relevant to supporting advanced research training and career development. Supervision will be provided by one or more of the project investigators: Professors Kenneth Ruthven, Christine Howe, Neil Mercer, and Dr Keith Taber.
The studentship is available for up to 36 months. The successful candidate will commence study in January 2010, at the start of the University's Lent Term.
This award is subject to the standard terms and conditions for ESRC Research Studentships. Essentially, these mean that it is available only to persons already ordinarily resident and with settled status in the United Kingdom or another European Union country. Candidates must also satisfy normal University and Faculty requirements for PhD study.
Consideration of each individual application will start as soon as a complete submission has been made.
Early application is encouraged to allow for securing ESRC approval in time for a January 2010 start.
Details of the Application Procedure and Further Particulars of the Studentship are available below. Any enquiries should be directed to Emma Rixon (firstname.lastname@example.org) in the Faculty's Higher Degrees office.
Quote Reference: JR05824, Closing Date: 30 November 2009
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