*please note, no partially funded PhD Studentships will be offered this year
As part of our ongoing strategic development SIPR has committed to jointly fund (50/50) two full time PhD studentships with collaborating HEI’s. For each successful application, SIPR will provide 50% of the studentship’s fees and stipend in line with RCUK rates (https://www.ukri.org/skills/funding-for-research-training/).
These calls are open to any academic member of staff based at one of the 14 SIPR member universities (http://www.sipr.ac.uk/about-us/about-us). We encourage interdisciplinary partnerships and proposals can be submitted by a single institution or across member institutions.
This funding is provided for PhDs commencing in autumn 2021.
Studentships sought should be in line with the current strategic research themes of SIPR (http://www.sipr.ac.uk/about-us/aims) which are:
These themes have been developed in collaboration with Police Scotland and the Scottish Police Authority, and align with policing priorities for Scotland (see the Joint Strategy for Policing 2020 and Strategic Police Priorities for Scotland).
Information for Applicants
Each application will be subject to a robust assessment process involving two review stages. The first stage will include an independent review panel consisting of senior Scottish and international academics, as well as police personnel. Each assessor will review and score all applications against the following criteria and make and recommendation to fund or not based on:
All precautions will be taken to safeguard against conflicts of interest, including ensuring that no reviewer represents any of the applying host institutions.
All applicants will have the opportunity to submit a short rejoinder (maximum 500 words) in response to the comments from the first review panel.
The applications with the highest scores from the first round will then be considered by an Awarding Panel. This panel will be chaired but a senior academic based in Scotland who is external to the SIPR Leadership Team and they will take into account both the reviewers comments as well as the applicants rejoinder.
In addition to the academic chair, the Awarding Panel will also consist of senior police officers and staff, senior members of the Scottish Police Authority, the SIPR Director and Associate Directors, and the SIPR Knowledge Exchange and Business Manager and potentially other senior academics including from the SIPR International Advisory Committee,. This panel will be responsible for choosing the two successful applications by majority vote.
For further details contact:
Monica Boyle – Knowledge Exchange and Business Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org)