LSE & III PhD Studentships on 'Analysing and Challenging Inequalities'

For 2022 entry, LSE is offering a three doctoral studentships for PhD study in any Department for research addressing ‘Analysing and Challenging Inequalities’ (ACI).

Topics may cover any aspect of economic, social, cultural and/or political inequality, in any part of the world, at any time, addressing whether, why and how such inequalities are intensifying. Students may propose to use quantitative, qualitative, archival, or mixed methods.

Students should apply to specific Departments and, if successful, will become affiliated to LSE’s International Inequalities Institute (III). Here they will be part of a dynamic research culture exploring the links between the economic dimensions of inequalities with their social, cultural, and political aspects to systematically assess whether and how inequalities might be hardening in mutually reinforcing ways. They will join four cohorts of students previously funded by the Leverhulme Trust developing research on this theme, as well as other LSE funded scholars in their department.

Successful ACI studentship holders will be expected to join the prestigious III Doctoral Programme, which brings together PhD students working on any areas of inequalities from across the school, regardless of disciplinary affiliation. As well as being supervised by experts in their home Departments, students will also be actively mentored by a group of leading III scholars who all have outstanding records of research on escalating inequalities.

Eligibility

Topics may cover any aspect of economic, social, cultural and political inequality, in any part of the world, addressing whether, why and how such inequalities are intensifying. Students may propose to use quantitative, qualitative or mixed methods.

Selection for all LSE & III Analysing and Challenging Inequalities PhD Studentships is on the basis of outstanding academic merit and research potential. This relates both to your past academic record and to an assessment of your likely aptitude to complete a PhD in your chosen topic in the time allocated.

Your application should make reference to where your research will fit into the ACI  theme.

Scholarship amount

LSE & III Analysing and Challenging Inequalities PhD Studentships are tenable for four years and cover full fees and an annual stipend of £18,000.

How to apply

To be considered, you must submit a complete application (including references, proposal, marked work etc) by the funding deadline below.  

  • funding deadline for LSE & III Analysing and Challenging Inequalities PhD  Studentships for 2022 entry: 14 January 2022
  • Your application for admission should make reference to where your research will fit into the theme of ‘Analysing and Challenging Inequalities’

For more information visit how to apply for a place on a PhD programme.