[PhD Studentship 02] KCL & Imp, ??20k, Public Engagement /w Kew, clos 24 June 2011 #scicomm

Collaborative Studentship

King's College London??- Department for Education

Researching the impact of public engagement at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Sponsored by the Department for Education and Professional Studies, King's College London and RBG, Kew

We are looking for a bright and enthusiastic student to undertake a PhD study into the impact of public engagement at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. The successful applicant will be supervised by Professor Justin Dillon (King's) and Professor Angela McFarlane (RBG, Kew). The studentship will be based jointly at King's Waterloo campus and at RBG, Kew.

Throughout its history, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew has made important contributions to increasing the understanding of the plant kingdom. Today it is still first and foremost a scientific institution. Its work in the areas of public engagement and learning are diverse and include school visits, …

The specific research topic will be decided by King's College London and RBG, Kew together with the successful applicant. Essential criteria that candidates will need to demonstrate include:

  • A good honours degree in a relevant subject (science or social science);
  • Masters level (or equivalent) qualification in the social sciences or a related field (including some research experience);
  • Experience of working with secondary age (11-19) students;
  • Creativity, imagination and enthusiasm.

The PhD studentship will be funded by the Rosalind Driver Scholarship Fund at the Department of Education and Professional Studies, King's College London in association with further support from RBG, Kew: the King's College London contribution will be provided by the Rosalind Driver Research Scholarship Fund set-up in honour of Professor Driver's research concerning students' ideas in science, carried out at Leeds University and King's College London. In the main, the Rosalind Driver Fund will provide a funded studentship and tuition (home UK/EU rates) fees for the successful applicant. RBG, Kew will provide a further stipend, work space within Kew Gardens and a contribution towards travel/conference funding. Starting stipend of ??20,000 (per annum for three years) and home/EU tuition fees (also for three years).

For further information please email:??justin.dillon@kcl.ac.uk

To apply please go to:??https://myapplication.kcl.ac.uk/

On the online application form, please select "Department of Education and Professional Studies MPhil/PhD (Full-time)" from the programme list, and select September 2011 as the programme start date. Please only put "King's/RBG Kew??application" in the Research Proposal box. Please note, you do not have to submit a Research Proposal.

Closing date for applications:??June 24, 2011

Only candidates shortlisted for interview will be contacted.

Apply Online

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