Huddersfield Business School, University of Huddersfield
Qualification type: PhD
Funding amount: Full tuition fee plus a £8,000 bursary per annum (paid monthly).
Closing date: 30 June 2018
Start date: September 2018 or January 2019
Funding for: Home/UK, EU and International Students
The scholarship is subject to Civil Service Nationality rules https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/nationality-rules
This research project will be conducted in collaboration with the Office for National Statistics, based in Newport, South Wales. The overarching objective is to examine how measures of inflation might be improved by the utilisation of a new data source which allows expenditure to be measured at a much greater level of detail than that obtained from official expenditure surveys such as the Living Costs and Food survey. The purpose of the project is to establish the tools, techniques and processes to enable expenditures to be estimated from the panel data. The secondary aim is to explore how expenditures derived from a panel of households, selected differently to sample units included in the Living Costs and Food survey, compare to estimates from the survey and to investigate the level of detailed information available from such data which may be usable in the compilation of index numbers to measure inflation at a detailed level.
Eligibility: The scholarship is open to all Home/UK, EU and International PhD students, who intend to begin their PhD studies in 2017/2018.
Scholarship package: full tuition at the Home/UK, EU or International student fee rate and a bursary of £8,000 per annum (paid monthly) for a maximum of 3 years (36 months), which is subject to satisfactory annual performance and progression review.
How to apply:
Completed applications, including all relevant documents requested above should be submitted via-email to the PGR Administrator, Mrs Hannah Spencer-Chung. Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: The closing date for the receipt of completed applications is 30 June 2018 (23.59, BST).