PhD Scholarship: Mental Health / Disability and Implementation of Human Rights in an International Context

Closing date: 5th June 2017.

Institute of Mental Health, University of Nottingham.

The Institute of Mental Health (IMH) at the University of Nottingham invites applications for a scholarship on the above topic, to be funded by the IMH.  The scholarship forms part of a developing collaboration with the WHO in Geneva relating to human rights and mental health.

The successful student will be enrolled in the four-year doctoral programme in Mental Health and Well-Being, and interdisciplinary social sciences programme co-ordinated through the IMH.  This programme includes extensive training in social sciences methodology, offered through the Midlands Doctoral Training Partnership.  While successful candidates will have an academic home at the IMH, they will be formally enrolled in one of the IMH’s partner schools, Medicine (Division of Psychiatry and Applied Psychology), Sociology and Social Policy, Business, Law, Applied Linguistics (part of the School of English) and Health Sciences.

The scholarship is for four-years, including the initial year focussing on structured research training. It covers the equivalent of full HEU fees and maintenance, and a maintenance grant of. £14,400).  Continuation of the scholarship is subject to annual review of academic progress.  The scholarship is open to UK home students and EU/EEA students only.

The IMH is a partnership between Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Nottingham.   It was launched in 2006, and has grown rapidly to become one of the leading mental health institutes in the UK, currently with more than 360 members.   It has 21 full professors of the University of Nottingham who provide supervision to PhD students and currently holds research contracts to the value of £28million. This comes in from research councils (for example, the Medical Research Council and the Economic and Social Research Council), the National Institute of Health Research (via Programme Grants, Health Technology Assessment and Service Delivery and Organisation), government agencies, and through charities (for example the Wellcome Trust and the Burdett Trust).

Further details regarding the scholarship and the application process may be found at http://www.institutemh.org.uk/x-news-and-events-x/news or from Professor Peter Bartlett (peter.bartlett[at]nottingham.ac.uk).

In the first instance, expressions of interest including a draft research proposal, a CV, a list of subjects studied and marks attained in each subject, should be sent to Professor Peter Bartlett, email: peter.bartlett[at]nottingham.ac.uk. Please quote ref. SOC429 .

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