Funded social science PhD studentship opportunity on Intergenerational Solidarity

19 June 2024

UCL University of the year 2024

An exciting opportunity to undertake a social science PhD at University College London is being offered as part of an international study on intergenerational solidarity conducted in the UK, Germany and Sweden. The FuturISE project is funded by Volkswagen Siftung and is a collaboration between University of Oldenburg, Linköping University, and UCL. Further information about this studentship can be found on this webpage.

We are looking for someone with a social science background (Sociology, Politics, Social Policy) and an interest in ageing and generational relations to participate in the project research and register for a doctorate on a topic within the scope of the overall project. The person appointed would have a knowledge of qualitative research methods, media and culture and ideally be educated to master’s level in an appropriate area of research. The studentship based at UCL will pay UK postgraduate fees and provide a UKRI linked stipend for 48 months.

The supervisors will be Prof Paul Higgs and Dr Chris Gilleard.

If you are interested in this studentship, please contact Prof Paul Higgs p.higgs@ucl.ac.uk and submit a two page CV with a statement describing your interest in the topic and outlining  how you might wish to develop the studentship. Applications will be open until 22 July 2024.