Two PhD places up for grabs!


With the support of the University of Wolverhampton, CREC in Birmingham is very excited to announce that we will be funding two more PhD's, following the success of our latest intake .

In view of supporting the development of outstanding research in the Early Years field, CREC in Birmingham, a charitable trust which aims to promote and carry out research into issues of early childhood provision, is now accepting applications for these two new places.

Applications are invited for a fees-only bursary available in the field of Early Years Education. The bursary is tenable for up to 3 years for a part-time or full-time PhD [subject to satisfactory progress] at the University of Wolverhampton and is open to anyone hoping to study an aspect of early childhood education and care. The bursary will cover the PhD fees and also include access to support and resources at both CREC and the University of Wolverhampton. The successful applicants will commence in October 2013. 

Applicants should provide:
- A full CV, including professional and academic career to date
- A rationale and outline of the proposed area of study, including impact and dissemination plans
- A summary of why they wish to undertake study at an advanced (doctoral) level and what benefits they hope their study will bring personally, to the ECEC field and also to CREC

Successful applicants will be chosen on the basis of:
- Meeting the objects of the Charity: CREC in Birmingham’s charitable objective is "to promote and carry out for the public benefit, research into issues relevant to early childhood provision and to publish or otherwise disseminate the useful results of such research." Successful applicants will support this aim through their proposal

- Quality of the research design and methodology: We will be flexible and not seek to define tightly, or limit, either the meaning of ‘early childhood provision,’ or the preferred research paradigm, or methodology,  but a clear rationale for these elements will be expected

- Impact and Dissemination plans: As part of an effective impact and dissemination plan applicants will normally be expected to give an annual guest lecture or seminar.

  • Please submit your application before the end of July by sending it to Sean Delaney.



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