This Graduate Research Assistantship is available for full-time registration. The successful applicant will receive a full UK/EU tuition fee waiver for four years subject to annual progress review.
The successful applicant will receive an annual stipend of
£9,901 and salary of approximately £4,156. The successful
applicant will also have access to a Research Training Support
Grant worth £750 each year to help cover costs associated with
their research work.
The Graduate Research Assistant will be responsible both to the main supervisor (Professor Laura Morales) and the Leicester Migration Network coordinators (Dr Leah Bassel and Dr Marc Scully). They will be expected to undertake research-related duties within the Department of Politics and International Relations and the Leicester Migration Network - not normally exceeding eight hours per week - while undertaking research leading to a PhD.
Approximately 80% of their time will be spent on their doctoral
research and 20% on their GRA responsibilities. Training is
provided to help Graduate Research Assistants develop
their research related skills and enhance their professional
competencies. The Graduate Research Assistant will also be
allocated shared office space within the Department of Politics
and International Relations.
This Graduate Research Assistantship is open to applicants
wishing to pursue doctoral research on the Analysis of
Migrant Organisational Networks in Europe. The successful
applicant will be based in the Department of Politics and
International Relations under the supervision of Professor Laura Morales (Politics
and International Relations) and
The doctoral project would draw from the vast amount of
network information available - and currently under-analyzed -
of the FP6 project Localmultidem led
by Professor Morales and completed in 2009. That project led to
a large number of outcomes based on a survey undertaken to
representative samples of individuals of both migrant and
autochthonous/majority populations in 10 European cities
(Barcelona, Budapest, Geneva, London, Lyon, Madrid, Milan, Oslo,
Stockholm, and Zurich). However, another major component of that
project was a survey undertaken with the representatives of the
civil society organisations of all the migrant groups studied in
all these cities (except Oslo), plus Murcia (Spain). This survey
enquired about the multiple connections, collaborations and
joint activities undertaken by the migrant organisations
interviewed both with other migrant organisations and with
autochthonous/majority population organisations in their
respective cities. The result is a very rich dataset on
organisational connections and fields that can be analysed from
many different empirical and theoretical perspectives.
The successful applicant will join the Leicester Migration Network actively, as well as other initiatives through the Parties, Participation, and Public Opinion Research Cluster and the Leicester Inter-Disciplinary Workshop on Elections, Public Opinion, Participation, and Parties.This Graduate Research Assistantship will be of particular interest to those who hold a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Maths (STEM) undergraduate degree and can show an interest - as indicated by a specialisation in the Masters degree and dissertation - in the areas of migration, associations, and/or political participation. Applicants who hold an undergraduate degree in a social science subject but can show postgraduate-level training in mathematics and/or computer sciences will also be considered.
-- ---------------------------- Prof Laura Morales Professor in Comparative Politics Department of Politics and International Relations University of Leicester University Road Leicester LE1 7RH, UK Tel: +44 (0)116 252 2727 Fax: +44 (0)116 252 5082 Email: [log in to unmask] CHECK OUT MY NEW PROJECT: http://www.responsivegov.eu/ LEARN ABOUT THESE BOOKS: - Social Capital, Political Participation and Migration in Europe: http://www.palgrave.com/products/title.aspx?PID=392062 - Joining Political Organisations: http://www.ecprnet.eu/ecprpress/book_details.asp?bookTitleID=13 CHECK OUT THE LOCALMULTIDEM project website http://www.um.es/localmultidem