2023/2024 ICTD PhD Scholarships Application Form

Last Updated on January 26, 2023

ICTD PhD Scholarships

ICTD PhD Scholarships 2023 is now open for applications. It is a fully funded scholarship for all students sponsored by International Centre for Tax and Development (ICTD)).

About ICTD PhD Scholarships

The ICTD is an independent research centre focused on improving tax policy and administration in lower-income countries.

They support our partners in raising more revenue to fund public services in ways that are equitable, efficient, and strengthen accountability.

The International Centre for Tax and Development (ICTD) is a research centre aiming to improve tax policy and administration in lower-income countries through collaborative research and engagement.

Benefits of ICTD PhD Scholarships

1. The ICTD will fund up to four PhD students from countries in Africa and South Asia to start in September 2023.

Students will receive full scholarships including university fees, a stipend in line with UK research council funding (currently 17,668 GBP per year), and other benefits such as funds to attend conferences, to cover visa costs and part of relocation expenses.

2. In addition to financial support, successful applicants will benefit from being fully embedded in the ICTD team and networks.

As such, they are expected to play an active role in the life of the Centre, for example by participating in team and research meetings, external events, and by contributing to blogs or papers for ICTD publications series.

Successful candidates will be based at IDS or a department of the University of Sussex. At least one of their supervisors will be an ICTD Fellow.

They will be expected to spend at least the first and third year at IDS/Sussex in person, to facilitate connections with the ICTD team and participation in training opportunities.

Requirements for ICTD PhD Scholarships

To be eligible for funding, PhD projects should focus on taxation in African and/or south Asian countries. Within the broad area, candidates can focus on any issue of their own interest.

While projects do not need to fall within one of our existing research programs, candidates may find it helpful to review the research portfolio of the ICTD and its individual Fellows on the ICTD website.

The ICTD is a multidisciplinary centre: as such, suitable proposals can take any disciplinary or interdisciplinary approach, including those coming from economics, political science, and anthropology, amongst others.


Application Deadline: March 15, 2023.

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