Applications open for University Alliance's Doctoral Fellowship Scheme

Paolo Baffero, PhD Criminology DTA student

Paolo Baffero is a DTA student at USW

University Alliance and its partners have launched a new call for applications for a scheme that will support international researchers to gain doctoral fellowships at some of the country's leading technical and professional universities.

The University of South Wales (USW) is one of eight institutions which are part of the groundbreaking COFUND Doctoral Fellowship programme.

This is the third year the scheme will run, which so far has enabled more than 50 students to study in the UK. 

The programme offers doctoral researchers in the fields of Applied Biosciences for Health, Energy & Social Policy a range of support including complete funding for course fees, research costs supported, a salary of more than £22,300 per annum, and access to an enhanced skills training programme.

Paolo Baffero is in the second year of his PhD at USW's Centre for Criminology with a scholarship under the Doctoral Training Alliance. His main fields of interest are non-state justice and restorative justice.

He said: "I was very keen to come to USW for my PhD as I knew that restorative justice is part of the undergraduate Criminology degrees here as well as of the main interests of many Criminology professors, such as my supervisors Professor Ali Wardak and Professor Kate Williams."

"Clearly, the opportunity to access a fully-funded DTA scholarship was an added incentive."

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