PhD careers

A blog for LSE PhD students, postdocs and LSE students considering a PhD

Sandrine Foldvari – Managing Partner, Taranis Partners

Sandrine Foldvari completed a PhD in statistics in 2011 and is now Managing Partner for Taranis Partners.

“I am responsible for the quantitative research for our fund. Pragmatic and thorough quantitative skills and IT skills are a must. It is important to be keen to learn new programming languages and read loads of new papers/research.”

Read more about Sandrine on her full profile.

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    New student resource: Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding Online

New student resource: Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding Online

Current LSE students now have access to the Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding Online.

The guide identifies alternative sources of funding (especially within charities), which can grant awards to any student regardless of subject or nationality. This huge database is full of useful resources for those looking for funding, including:

funding opportunities
comprehensive guidance
grant application writing tools
sample personal and financial statements

To access this […]

PhD funding fairs – London and Leeds, December 2014

PostgraduateStudentships is running two PhD funding fairs in December 2014.

London – 4 December
Leeds – 10 December

The fairs bring together more than 25 UK universities with specific PhD funding to offer. Students who have achieved or are expected to achieve either a 1st or a 2:1 in their undergraduate degree or a merit or distinction in their masters degree can to apply to attend.

For more information […]

Working for international organisations

Here Robin Broadway, a careers consultant at LSE Careers shares some of his many insights into working for an international organisation along with details about one of our biggest events of the year, International Organisations’ Day.

How to cope when your career isn’t going to plan

One thing is for certain, we will all be rejected for a job at some point in our lives. It’s how we deal with the disappointment that’s important.  Disappointment is an uncomfortable emotion and can be difficult to deal with. Here guest blogger, Dr Ohemaa Nkansa-Dwamena, explains how, by thinking differently, you can use these experiences to build career resilience, focus on your core […]

LSE Partnership PhD Mobility Bursaries 2014/15 – applications open

The application process for the LSE Partnership PhD Mobility Bursaries 2014/15 are now open. These bursaries are a great way to get some financial support to spend some time at either:

Columbia University (New York)
National University of Singapore
Peking University (Beijing)
Sciences Po (Paris)

for your research as part of your PhD. To be eligible you’ll need to have passed your upgrade and […]

Have you ever thought about doing a PhD?

Many students think about the possibility of doing a PhD. But how do you know if it’s right for you?  A PhD can certainly be a rewarding experience but it can also be tough and take several years, so it’s really worth thinking it through before making the decision to start.  Here Dr Madelaine Chapman, the PhD Careers Consultant here […]

Academic awards and prizes – search with Research Professional

Academic awards and prizes are always a nice addition to an academic CV, but how do you find out about these competitions? It’s worth keeping your eyes out as they will be advertised in lots of different ways – through posters, forums, word of mouth. One helpful resource is Research Professional. It’s a database that you can search for all […]

Scholarships and studentships available for postgraduate study at the University of East Anglia

The University of East Anglia have a significant number of Research Council, Faculty, School and Project-specific Masters and PhD Scholarships and Studentships available.

Postgraduate students at UEA can be assured to experience a first rate education, excellent academic and teaching support, and high career and employability prospects.

Scholarship and Studentship deadlines vary according to individual degree subjects. Applicants are advised to check the University’s website for […]

12 February 2013|PhD careers|0 Comments|

Opportunities in Washington DC

Two current opportunities to consider if you are interested in a career in Washington DC are the Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program and The Heritage Foundation Internship Program.

The PMF program is at an entry level for advanced degree candidates and is designed to attract outstanding men and women from a variety of academic disciplines. The focus of the program is on […]

23 October 2012|PhD careers|0 Comments|

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