Category Archives: Funding Opportunities

Post-docs and PhD studentship

Education systems, aspiration and learning in remote rural settings

Brunel University London is seeking to appoint two post-doctoral research fellows and a PhD student to work on the above project. (A further post-doctoral research fellowship will be advertised shortly at the Institute of Social Studies in The Hague.) The research, which is funded by the ESRC-DFID raising learning outcomes scheme and led by Dr Nicola Ansell (Brunel), Dr Peggy Froerer (Brunel), Dr Roy Huijsmans (ISS) and Prof Ian Rivers (Strathclyde), will examine the relationship between aspiration and schooling in remote rural areas of Lesotho, India and Laos. Continue reading Post-docs and PhD studentship

Scholarships & Funding Available for Masters in Child Studies

The University of Edinburgh has a range of internal studentships on offer for 2016-17, with a deadline of 1st April 2016. These studentships range from Edinburgh Global Master’s Scholarships, open to all overseas applicants, to Scholarships targeted on certain geographical areas or circumstances – e.g. Brazil, Chile, India, Syria, Tanzania, and the USA. More information on these awards can be found at

The MSc in Childhood Studies at the University of Edinburgh is an intensive, interdisciplinary postgraduate degree providing advanced understandings of childhood and children’s rights, policy and research. The degree is a proven route for those who want to work in local, national or international policy, with children and young people directly, and to take up research and participation positions specialising in working with children and young people. It is recognised as the first year of research training for those who want to go onto a PhD.

More information on the degree is available at:

Informal inquiries from those interested in the degree are welcome –  Contact Kay Tisdall: [email protected]

4 positions as PhD student in Child Studies

Linköping University, Sweden

Child Studies (Tema Barn) welcome applications for four positions as PhD student.

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Graduate opps to study child inequality in Peru or Baltimore

Dear all,

I am looking for a motivated individual interested in pursuing a PhD in geography at the University of Maryland Baltimore County ( with interests in one of the following two areas.
  1. Migration, children’s rights, and uneven development in Peru. Must be comfortable in Spanish.
  2. Social justice issues related to poverty and segregation in Baltimore, with particular interest in how housing and education inequality affect children.
Experience or interest in participatory youth mapping a plus.
Please send email inquiries to Dena Aufseeser at [email protected] with more information about your specific interests or to learn more.  Graduate admissions deadlines are Feb. 1.
Dena Aufseeser
Assistant Professor
Geography and Environmental Systems
University of Maryland Baltimore County

Rutgers-Camden now accepting appplications for graduate study; funding opportunities available

Department of Childhood Studies, Rutgers-Camden, NJ, USA

Applications now being accepted for Ph.D. and MA programs. Ph.D. application deadline: January 10, 2016 ( Up to 5 years’ funding available for PhD students, in addition to a number of fellowships and awards available to graduate students ( Continue reading Rutgers-Camden now accepting appplications for graduate study; funding opportunities available

2016-2017 SRCD Policy Fellowship

SRCD is seeking applications for upcoming Policy Fellowships for 2016-2017. There are two types of Fellowships: Congressional and Executive BranchBoth provide Fellows with exciting opportunities to come to Washington, DC and use their research skills in child development outside of the academic setting to inform public policy. Fellows work as resident scholars within their federal agency or Congressional office placements. Continue reading 2016-2017 SRCD Policy Fellowship

Rutgers-Camden Childhood Studies PhD and MA applications for graduate study now being accepted; funding available

Applications now being accepted for Ph.D. and MA programs. Ph.D. application deadline: January 10, 2016. Up to 5 years’ funding available for PhD students.

The Department of Childhood Studies at Rutgers University in Camden, New Jersey USA (, opened its doors in September 2007 as the first Ph.D. granting program in Childhood Studies in North America. In addition to the Ph.D., the multidisciplinary program offers BA and MA degrees. Graduate students in the program (, come from a variety of backgrounds and bring with them an impressive array of educational and life experience. The Masters of Art program continues to grow and produce new and innovative leaders in their field.

Department faculty ( represent diverse areas of scholarship—including psychology, literature, sociology history, geography, education, media studies, critical race and post-colonial studies and methods—who, through research, public engagement and teaching, contribute to the expansion of the dynamic field of childhood studies.

The Department of Childhood Studies is excited to announce the recent publication of two books by recent PhD graduates, based on their dissertation research, and two by department faculty. Please go to for details.

Applications are now being accepted for the Fall 2016 entering doctoral class; applications for the Masters of Arts program are accepted year-round.Deadline for applications for doctoral study is January 10, 2016Funding is available on a competitive basis for qualified applicants . Visit the Graduate Admissions website

VERY SHORT DEADLINE: Fully Funded PhD Studentship

Fully Funded PhD Studentship: Families and Food in Hard Times research project

Ref: 1483875 

UCL Institute of Education, Department Social Science 

Duration of Studentship: 3 years
Stipend: £17,493 per year, inclusive of London Allowance plus course fees of £5,445 per year

Vacancy Information

Thomas Coram Research Unit is a multidisciplinary research unit which carries out policy-relevant research focussed on children and young people within and outside their families. The studentship will be located at the Thomas Coram Research Unit (TCRU), UCL Institute of Education and will be available from October 2015. It is attached to a five year research project ‘Families and Food in Hard Times’ funded by the European Research Council.   Continue reading VERY SHORT DEADLINE: Fully Funded PhD Studentship