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PhD Studentship: State Silence (ERC Starting Grant)


UCL Department / Division Faculty of Laws Specific unit / Sub department State Silence Project, European Research Council Starting Grant Location of position London Duration of Studentship 3 years Stipend £18,000 per annum Vacancy Information To apply for the vacancy please email (in one email) by 29 November 2020 the following documents to [email protected] : 1.      A cover letter briefly introducing yourself and explaining your reasons for applying for this particular PhD studentship. 2.      Full CV containing your email address and telephone number. 3.      Copies of degrees and transcripts. 4.      English language proficiency tests as per usual UCL PhD entry requirements: 5.      A 1,500-3,000 word sample of your written work. The word limit should not be exceeded. This sample is expected to demonstrate independent critical analysis, the construction of a persuasive argument, intelligent engagement with legal sources, and attention to detail. 6.      A proposal in relation to the PhD topic that is informative and persuasive. You need to clearly describe the scope of the topic, its particular objectives, and engage with its methodology. This should be done as concisely as possible. Your proposal should be a maximum of 3,000 words and include a preliminary bibliography (not counted in the word limit). Guidance on how to write a good proposal can be found here: Two references should also be sent by your referees (by the same deadline) directly to [email protected], indicating in the subject of the email the name of the applicant they are submitting the reference for. If you have any queries regarding the vacancy, please contact Dr Danae Azaria: [email protected] If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact: [email protected] Studentship Description The State Silence project is an exciting research project led by the Principal Investigator, Dr. Danae Azaria, Associate Professor at UCL Faculty of Laws, funded for 5 years by a prestigious Starting Grant of the European Research Council (ERC), and hosted at the world-leading Faculty of Laws at UCL. In relation to the international dispute settlement aspects of the project, a PhD studentship is fully funded for 3 years to conduct research under the supervision of Dr Danae Azaria in relation to non-appearance before international courts and tribunals. The studentship is available from January 2021 (candidates may however be able to begin the in April or September 2021). Non-appearance before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) was discussed in literature in the 1980s. Since then, international courts and tribunals have proliferated, they have their own rules, and the legal and political landscape of disputes before them are different. By collecting and assessing the rules and practices of international courts and tribunals (excluding international criminal courts and tribunals) on non-appearance, this PhD project will provide an in depth understanding of the origins, underlying reasoning, similarities and divergences of rules and practices in this area. Candidates proposing a different research methodology and question in relation to non-appearance before international courts and tribunals will also be considered. This studentship presents a unique opportunity to conduct supervised research at and be a part of the thriving research community UCL Laws, as well as being an integral part of the research team for the outstanding State Silence project, which will have global outreach. This is one of the two PhD studentships to be funded by the ERC State Silence project; a second one will be announced in the following year. Person Specification You must have a strong degree in law (2:1 or first-class honours). It is not strictly essential to have a postgraduate law degree in public international law to apply, but this is strongly preferred and you will be expected to have 2:1 or distinction. Those with previous experience in research in international courts and tribunals and/or international dispute settlement are particularly encouraged to apply. But, those with experience in other fields of international law are also encouraged to apply. Eligibility The position is open to UK, EU and Overseas candidates. Contact name Laws.Phd Contact details [email protected]
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Closing Date 29 Nov 2020 Latest time for the submission of applications 23:59 Interview date 7-18 December 2020

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  • Posted on:  23/10/2020, 03:47
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