Prizes, Grants, and Funding

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Applications are invited for two doctoral studentships for EU and UK nationals, to be awarded by the University's Saïd Business School, as part of the UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)'s Advanced Institute of Management Research (AIM) initiative. Scholarships will be tenable from October 2004 for a period of three years.

AIM is a major new initiative to improve management practice and research in the United Kingdom. AIM has appointed seventeen fellows from leading UK institutions to work together for three years in this effort. Its mission is to initiate and conduct research on significant issues related to productivity, innovation, and practice (see for details). Successful candidates will conduct research under the supervision of Professor Mari Sako, an AIM Fellow (see Faculty and Research page for her research interests).

Applicants should indicate how the proposed area of study contributes to the research literature in management practice, innovation, corporate performance, or productivity. Candidates will have a good first degree and a master's qualifications in the social sciences, and will register for a D.Phil. degree.

The studentships are to the value of full time home/EU fees plus a stipend towards living costs. The studentship includes opportunities for some teaching and research assistance.

The deadline for applications is 10 May. For application forms, contact Audrey Leishman, Research Degrees Coordinator quoting AIM-2004 at or visit Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Mari Sako at

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