Wellbeing economy PhD studentship

Opportunity to apply for a fully-funded PhD studentship at the University of Barcelona, Spain, funded by the EU Horizon Europe project Towards a sustainable wellbeing economy (ToBe)

Topic: Identifying innovative wellbeing economy policy options and understanding processes of change

Supervisors: Professor Milena Büchs (University of Leeds), Dr Dan O’Neill (University of Leeds), Dr Federico Demaria (University of Barcelona)

We seek applications for an outstanding PhD candidate to join our project on “Identifying innovative wellbeing economy policy options and understanding processes of change” which is part of the EU Horizon Europe funded project “Towards a wellbeing economy”.

The reliance of current economic systems on economic growth is increasingly being questioned in the context of the climate emergency and rising social inequalities and conflicts. In this project, we conduct in-depth case studies of alternative economic initiatives such as wellbeing and doughnut economics projects, with a focus on drivers and barriers of their implementation and performance to date.
Applicants will have a Masters in a relevant discipline, social science methods training, and experience with qualitative data analysis.

Deadline: 6 December 2022

How to apply: please submit your CV, transcripts from previous degrees, and a motivation statement (max 1,000 words) to Milena Büchs on m.m.buchs@leesds.ac.uk by 6 December, 17.00h CET. The successful candidate will then be invited to submit an application for admission to the PhD programme at the University of Barcelona by the 14th of December.

Start date: 1 March 2023

Salary: €20,000 per year; cost for fieldwork travel and conferences will be covered by the project budget.

For queries and more information please email Milena Büchs on m.m.buchs@leeds.ac.uk.