PhD Studentships in Applied Ethics – University of Leeds

Leeds CenterPhD Studentships in Applied Ethics (broadly construed) at the University of Leeds

 The Inter-Disciplinary Ethics Applied Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (IDEA CETL) at the University of Leeds offers three new PhD studentships for 2013-2014. All the details are available in the full advert for these studentships, but some of the important details are included below.


The IDEA CETL’s vision is to be a world-class centre for excellence in learning, teaching and research in inter-disciplinary applied ethics. Since its inception it has developed significant Research and Professional Ethics Consultancy activity and has a lively programme of research seminars, research workshops and conferences to which its PGR students are expected to contribute.


The IDEA CETL intends to offer three Studentships in Applied Ethics, broadly conceived, to high quality candidates for its full-time or part-time PhD programme. The studentships are tenable for 3yr (f-t) or 5yr (p-t) from September/October 2013 and have both tuition and maintenance components: the tuition component will be equivalent to the full EU PhD fee and the maintenance component will be equivalent to that of the AHRC Doctoral award.

Although the Centre has many particular research strengths (listed in the full advert),  candidates with interests in any area of applied ethics, broadly construed, are warmly encouraged to apply. The IDEA CETL currently teaches in a wide range of areas. We would expect the PGR’s research to contribute to our expertise in at least one of these areas.


Candidates for PhD in the IDEA CETL are able to take advantage of a professional training and development scheme for postgraduates. The Centre will require successful applicants to undertake teaching for the Centre, paid at an hourly rate in addition to the scholarship stipend. The normal expectation will be in the region of 40 hours teaching a year, but up to 80 hours a year may be available. Studentship holders will be also expected to take a full role in the life of the Centre. IDEA CETL offers its PhD students financial support for conference attendance.

Closing date for receipt of applications for the studentships is Wednesday 3rd April 2013. Interviews are likely to be held in the week beginning May 13th.

Application Procedure

i) Complete an application to undertake PhD studies. This application requires 3 references. Please make it clear that you are applying to the IDEA CETL.

ii) Complete an application for the scholarship. Applications should be made by e-mail to Sarah Gelcich ( and must include:

  • a two page CV
  • a 500 word PhD-proposal
  • a 300 word statement setting out the ways in which they see themselves contributing to the life and broader success of the IDEA CETL

Also arrange for 2 academic referees to submit references directly to the Centre.

All applications and references for the Studentship Application should be marked Studentships in Applied Philosophy at the IDEA CETL, and sent to Sarah Gelcich, IDEA CETL; University of Leeds; 8-12 Fenton Street; Leeds LS2 9JT, UK.

If shortlisted, you will be asked to submit two pieces of written work.

For academic enquiries about Postgraduate study at IDEA CETL, contact Prof. Chris Megone (, Dr. Jamie Dow ( or Dr Rob Lawlor (, copying to Sarah Gelcich (