Grattan PhD Scholarship
This prestigious scholarship is available for students entering in 2014/2015. The scholarship runs for four years and covers fees and an annual stipend of €20,000. As part of the scholarship, Grattan scholars contribute to the department’s teaching programme.
One scholarship will be offered in the field of development economics under the following topic:
A new model for development aid: the role of the private sector
Supervisor: Professor Carol Newman
The deadline for the Millennium Development Goals is drawing near and many countries are reflecting on the nature of development cooperation with low income countries. The opportunities for mutual benefits to be gained from trade, investment and technology transfers are high on the policy agenda. The shift in focus towards market-based initiatives introduces a new set of challenges that need careful consideration. This project will investigate issues surrounding this debate including: the constraints to private sector expansion in low income countries; the relevance and sustainability of new technologies for development; and the need for policy coherence in trade and investment.
Two other scholarships are also available. Details are available at: http://www.tcd.ie/Economics/postgraduate/research-degrees/funding-opportunities/grattan.php
Students must first be admitted to the PhD programme. The closing date for applications for entry to the PhD register and consideration for this Grattan Scholarship is 31st March 2014.