Thomas Wälde Scholarship (CEPMLP, Energy Environment and Society) - Application deadline: 17 November 2023
4 October 2023
Source CEPMLP: www.dundee.ac.uk/phds/projects/thomas-walde-scholarship
Thomas Wälde Scholarship
Application deadline: 17 November 2023
School: CEPMLP, Energy Environment and Society
Principal Supervisor: Professor Peter Cameron
The Energy, Petroleum, Mineral & Natural Resources Law and Policy Education Trust (The Trust) together with CEPMLP, acknowledges the importance of advancing knowledge on the law and governance of the energy and resources sector for sustainable futures.
As part of the support the Trust provides to education, we are delighted to inform that we are offering a fully funded Scholarship leading to a PhD in an area aligned to one of the Centre’s research interests, which focuses on the field of international investment law. This area of research covers the following themes:
- The interface between bilateral tax treaties and bilateral investment treaties in resource rich countries, and the impacts on revenue collection
- International investment law, human rights, and the rule of law
- The relative advantages of arbitration, mediation and litigation in relation to energy investment disputes
- The management of corruption allegations in international arbitration; lessons learnt in cases of investments in energy and minerals, and the use of the ‘balance of probabilities’ standard
Shortlisted candidates will be announced on 8 December 2023.
Interviews are to be held on 15 December 2023.
The Scholarship will cover the offer the academic tuition fees for three years and a maintenance stipend consisting of 12 monthly payments for living expenses for a single student.
To be eligible for this Scholarship, applicants must:
- Already hold an Honours degree in Law, at 2.1 or above, and a strong Master’s degree in a relevant discipline. Consideration will also be given to applicants with other academic backgrounds who clearly explain their motivation for undertaking research on International lnvestment Law.
- Display intellectual ability and leadership potential.
- Meet language proficiency requirements, if English is not the applicants’ first language.
- Meet the international fee status, with preference to be given to candidates from the following countries:
- Congo (Democratic Republic)
- South Africa
- Trinidad & Tobago
- East Timor
How to apply
Include the following documents in your application for the PhD scholarship:
- A full CV, including qualifications and relevant training and work experience.
- A personal statement: highlighting why you would like to undertake this PhD project; the skills, knowledge and experience that you would bring to the project and will allow you to complete the research, and your career objectives.
- A 5-10 page research proposal outlining the research topic, methodological approach, and potential impact of the study.
- Two references, at least one of which should be an academic reference (on headed paper and signed).
- University degree transcripts and relevant academic degree certificates.
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