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Applications are invited for a doctoral-level research award on ‘The Purpose of Business’. An Information Sheet with full details of the aims of the award can be downloaded here. The award (up to £2,500 per year) is available for up to three years.
Applicants must be registered (or soon to be registered) on a doctoral programme at a university (including business school) in the UK and intending to be resident in the UK for the majority of their studies. KLICE does not offer doctoral programmes or supervision itself but offers the award to students registered independently at universities. The award-holder may be full or part-time. If the latter, the amount of the award may be adjusted accordingly. Preference will be given to candidates able to start their work by January 2014.
The award is administered by KLICE and is offered in partnership with Transforming Business.
The holder will be expected to attend three KLICE Research Seminars per year in Cambridge and will have the opportunity to present a paper at one. Expenses will be covered for these seminars.
The application deadline is 30 August 2013. Short-listed applicants will be invited to attend an interview in Cambridge in the second half of September.
Further Notes for all PLP Award Applicants
1. From an applicant’s perspective, the benefits of participation in the PLP include significant financial support, a context for deepening research, growing fellowship with like-minded scholars and, crucially, opportunities to serve the wider public beyond the academy. Moreover, the overall aim of this programme is not only to support promising individuals in their own research but also to engender a network of Christian scholars who will benefit from each other’s work and will want to explore avenues of ongoing cooperation with each other, in order to advance the larger goal of promoting biblically-grounded Christian ethics in the academy, church and society.
2. The selection process takes place under the supervision of the KLICE Advisory Council. There will be a process of short-listing, normally followed by interviews. The interview panel will include a representative or representatives from the supporting groups who are providing funding.
3. Communication between the successful candidates and the supporting groups may include electronic communication, written work and face-to-face meetings.
In addition, KLICE holds three Research Seminars a year in Cambridge to which the award-holder will be invited, with all reasonable expenses for travel and accommodation covered. These are the beating heart of the PLP and provide opportunities for sharing research papers and for going more deeply into thinking about public communication of Christian ethical wisdom.
NOTE: Please indicate in your covering letter with your application if you wish to be considered as a participant in these termly seminars in the event that you are not selected for the award. Limited funding may be available for unsuccessful applicants to assist with the costs of participation in the seminars (for example, in 2012-2013 KLICE is covering 70% of the travel and accommodation costs of those who, while not recipients of funding, are still participating in the Seminars and are UK-based).
The application form reflects the purposes of the PLP, with its focus on both quality of academic research and concern for communicating this research to a wider public. Prior experience of such communication is NOT necessary for successful applicants. However, an understanding of the need to develop experience and ability in this area is of vital importance. Such communication may take many forms.
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