Research and Evaluation (Wales)

KESS: The Knowledge Economy Skills Scholarships

The Knowledge Economy Skills Scholarships (KESS II) programme supports Doctoral and Research Masters awards in Welsh Universities, jointly sponsored by external partners based in the Convergence areas of Wales. KESS II is funded under the European Structural Investment Funds – ESF Programme through the Welsh European Funding Office (WEFO). The programme is a collaboration between all Welsh Universities, led by Bangor University – University of South Wales is a partner. 

The Mental Health Foundation and the University of South Wales have teamed up to look at

Evaluating peer support groups delivering interventions reducing loneliness and improving social connections for older persons living in retirement housing. More details about this specific project on the website

The applications for this scholarship are now closed and the successful PhD student will start October 2018 full time with the Mental Health Foundation in Wales.