Funded Graduate Study Opportunities in the Collaborative International Development Studies Program, University of Guelph

1. FUNDED MA RESEARCH
Daughter elimination in the form of sex selective abortion, excessive female mortality and neglect continues to result in the loss of millions of girls in many East and South Asian countries. Applications are invited from outstanding students who wish to complete MA research on Gender Implications of Daughter Deficit in India starting September 2014. Up to four positions are available under this research program. Potential topics include (but not limited to):
-       Relative contributions of sons and daughters to their natal families
-       Daughter deficit and gender-based violence
-       Experiences of families with daughters in negotiating son preference and daughter deficit
-       Young Canadians of Punjabi descent and sex selection

Students will have the opportunity to undertake a two-year MA in the University of Guelph’s collaborative International Development Studies program in conjunction with one of the following graduate programs: Sociology, Public issues in Anthropology, Geography, Economics and Political Science (http://www.ids.uoguelph.ca/graduate-studies/graduate-studies). A competitive funding package (including a minimum guaranteed stipend, TAships, RAships and field research funding) is available for the right student. Fluency in Punjabi/ Hindi/ Tamil, prior field experience and familiarity with mixed methods including quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis are desirable.

Those interested should please email a CV, a 250 word research design, sample writing, three reference letters, and an unofficial transcript to: Dr.Sharada Srinivasan (sharada@uoguelph.ca) by 29 November 2013. Short-listed applicants will be interviewed by skype in early December 2013. Admission is subject to the approval of the relevant graduate admissions committees.

2. FUNDED PhD RESEARCH ON “DAUGHTER DEFICIT, MASCULINITIES AND GENDER TRANSFORMATION IN INDIA”
Daughter elimination in the form of sex selective abortion, excessive female mortality and neglect continues to contribute to the loss of millions of girls in many East and South Asian countries. Applications are invited from outstanding students who wish to undertake PhD research on “Daughter Deficit, Masculinities and Gender Transformation in India” starting September 2014. Students will have the opportunity to undertake a PhD in the University of Guelph’s collaborative International Development Studies program in conjunction with one of the following graduate programs: Sociology, Geography, Economics and Political Science (http://www.ids.uoguelph.ca/graduate-studies/graduate-studies). A competitive funding package (including a minimum guaranteed stipend, TAships, RAships and field research funding) is available for the right student. Fluency in Punjabi/ Hindi/ Tamil, prior field experience, familiarity with mixed methods including quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis, and evidence of publishing are desirable.

Those interested should please email a CV, a 250 word research design, sample writing, three reference letters, and an unofficial transcript to: Dr.Sharada Srinivasan (sharada@uoguelph.ca) by 29 November 2013. Short-listed applicants will be interviewed by skype in early December 2013. Admission is subject to the approval of the relevant graduate admissions committees.

3. FUNDED PhD RESEARCH ON “SON PREFERENCE AND SEX SELECTION AMONG CANADIANS OF CHINESE DESCENT”
Daughter elimination in the form of sex selective abortion, excessive female mortality and neglect continues to contribute to the loss of millions of girls in many East and South Asian countries. Applications are invited from outstanding students who wish to undertake PhD research on “Son Preference and Sex Selection among Canadians of Chinese Descent” starting September 2014. Students will have the opportunity to undertake a PhD in the University of Guelph’s collaborative International Development Studies program in conjunction with one of the following graduate programs: Sociology, Geography, Economics and Political Science (http://www.ids.uoguelph.ca/graduate-studies/graduate-studies). A competitive funding package (including a minimum guaranteed stipend, TAships, RAships and field research funding) is available for the right student. Fluency in Mandarin, prior field experience, familiarity with mixed methods including quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis, and evidence of publishing are desirable.

Those interested should please email a CV, a 250 word research design, sample writing, three reference letters, and an unofficial transcript to: Dr.Sharada Srinivasan (sharada@uoguelph.ca) by 29 November 2013. Short-listed applicants will be interviewed by skype in early December 2013. Admission is subject to the approval of the relevant graduate admissions committees.

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