Grattan Scholarship in Development Economics

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:

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.

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