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    PhD Studentship - Aberystwyth University

    History & Media History

    Two PhD Studentships
    The British Press in World War II
    Aberystwyth University - Department of History and Welsh History and the Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies

    Two PhD Studentships on the British press in World War II

    The Department of History and Welsh History and the Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies, Aberystwyth University, invite applications for two fully-funded PhD studentships commencing in September 2011, as part of a Leverhulme Trust Research Project on ‘A social and cultural history of the British press in World War II'.

    This project will provide the first full critical study of the British press in the Second World War. It will explore the role of the press in its wider social, political and cultural context, place the wartime press within a wider national culture of news, information and entertainment provision, and assess how changes in the relationship between the press, other media and society during the war anticipated the development of mass communications in post-war Britain. The project is led by Dr Sian Nicholas and Professor Tom O'Malley.

    Studentship 1 will be based in the Department of History and Welsh History and will focus on the press and wartime political culture, paying particular attention to issues such as national identity, participation, associational life, wartime political debate and dissent, and reconstruction.

    Studentship 2 will be based in the Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies, and will focus on the ‘everyday' role of the wartime press, paying particular attention to issues such as class, gender, consumption (including advertising), leisure and entertainment culture.

    Both studentships will involve the use of a combination of quantitative and qualitative content analysis of newspapers as well as research in relevant archives. Dr Nicholas and Professor O'Malley will act as co-supervisors on both doctorates.

    Applicants should have an exceptional undergraduate record in modern British history, media and communications studies or a related field, and Master's level research experience in an area relevant to the project. The studentships pay the equivalent of UK/EU tuition fees and a maintenance grant of £13,590 each year for a maximum of three years of full-time doctoral study (subject to evidence of satisfactory progress).

    Applications should be made either online at www.aber.ac.uk/en/postgrad/apply-online or on the standard university postgraduate application form, which can be obtained from www.aber.ac.uk/en/postgrad/apply-offline and sent to:

    Postgraduate Admissions Office
    Student Welcome Centre
    Aberystwyth University
    Aberystwyth, SY23 3FB
    Email: [email protected].

    In your application please specify:

    The department you wish to apply to (either Department of History and Welsh History OR the Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies);
    The Project Title: Leverhulme Press and WWII Project: Studentship 1 (or 2);
    The Studentship Name: Press and WWII Project; and
    The Funding Body: Leverhulme Trust.

    Your application should include a personal statement of up to 1000 words detailing your research experience and suitability for the studentship.

    Closing Date for applications: Monday 20 June 2011.
    Interviews will be held in the week beginning Monday 11 July 2011.

    For informal enquiries and further information please contact Dr Sian Nicholas, Department of History and Welsh History, Aberystwyth University ([email protected]) or Professor Tom O'Malley, Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies ([email protected]).
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    PhD Studentships - History / Celtic Studies

    Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies, Aberystwyth

    Three PhD Scholarships
    University of Wales - Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies

    The University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies is located in Aberystwyth, adjacent to the National Library of Wales. It is a dedicated research centre which carries out team-based projects on the languages, literatures, culture and history of Wales and the other Celtic countries. Its standing as a centre of excellence in the field of Celtic Studies was confirmed by the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise, in which 35% of its work was judged to be of world-leading standard (4*) and 45% to be internationally excellent (3*). It is currently running projects in the following areas: the early history of the Celtic languages, medieval Welsh poetry, Romanticism in Wales 1750-1900, the place-names of Wales, the correspondence of Edward Lhwyd, and stained glass in Wales. The Centre also houses the University of Wales Dictionary Unit. For further information on the work of the Centre see http://www.wales.ac.uk/cawcs

    The Centre will be taking postgraduate students for the first time in autumn 2011 (subject to confirmation of validation by the University of Wales Research Degrees Board). Students will be supervised by scholars of international renown, and will work alongside postdoctoral fellows in a supportive environment with excellent research facilities. Student services will be provided through collaboration with the University of Wales Trinity Saint David (Lampeter campus).

    Students may study through the medium of either Welsh or English. Welsh is the normal working language of the Centre, and support will be given to students wishing to learn the language.

    Three PhD scholarships are offered for 2011 entry. Each scholarship is for a period of three years, and will cover living expenses (currently £13,590 per annum), full-time UK/EU fees and up to £1,000 per annum for research expenses.

    Applications are invited from students wishing to work in any of the Centre's research areas. One of the three scholarships is specifically for work on digital humanities in Celtic Studies (in collaboration with the Chair of Digital Collections at the National Library of Wales, Professor Lorna Hughes). Applicants are expected to have a first class or upper-second class degree in a relevant subject.

    Enquiries may be made to the Director of Postgraduate Studies, Dr David Parsons, [email protected], tel. +44 (0)1970 636543.

    Application forms are available online at: http://www.wales.ac.uk/en/CentreforA...uateStudy.aspx

    Closing date for applications: 10 June 2011
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    PhD Studentship - Nottingham - Modern European History

    PhD Studentship in Modern European History
    University of Nottingham - School of History

    The School of History, University of Nottingham, invites applications from suitably qualified students for a fully funded PhD Studentship commencing on 1 October 2011. The award will cover fees at UK/EU levels and a maintenance grant in line with AHRC rates, for the duration of three years. In 2010/11 the AHRC maintenance grant was £13,590 per annum. Applications from non-UK/EU candidates will be considered, but they will have to undertake to meet the difference between UK/EU fees and Overseas fees themselves.

    Students would normally have completed or be about to complete a Masters in History or a related discipline, with an achieved or predicted grade of Merit or Distinction, and have gained an upper second or first class BA honours degree in a relevant subject.

    Students with experience of working in archives and research interests that build on current strengths in modern European cultural history within the School of History are particularly welcome. In particular, through this studentship the School hopes to capitalise on and further develop synergies within an existing lively and international cohort of PhD students at Nottingham who specialise in different aspects of late nineteenth and twentieth century European identity politics, with particular emphasis on space and material and/or visual culture, political uses of history, gender and population policy (including migration), popular mentalities and beliefs, as well as experiences of dictatorship. The studentship accompanies the appointment of Maiken Umbach to a Chair in Modern History, and preference may be given to candidates whose projects may benefit from her supervisory expertise in German, Spanish or comparative European history, c. 1880 to 1945, broadly within the range of thematic approaches outlined above, and with particular emphasis on the uses of material and/or visual culture as evidence.

    Students are welcome to make informal enquiries to Dr. Nick Baron, [email protected].

    For more information on current staff and doctoral research in the School of History, please see our website: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/history/index.aspx.

    Please quote ref. ARTS/56.

    The deadline for applications is Monday, 27 June 2011.
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    (Original post by tigermoth99)

    Just as a thought, if you search: www.jobs.ac.uk using "phd studentship" it brings up lots of things in various disciplines. It may be worth highlighting this resource just in general.
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    Humanities: Art and Media

    10 PhD studentships at University College Falmouth

    University College Falmouth is offering 10 full-time studentships, covering fees and a maintenance grant equivalent to the UK Research Councils’, which will develop the Cornish economy. Students will work collaboratively with a local business or public sector partner on a specific project which will be at the cutting edge of research and innovation. The project areas are: storytelling and pro-environmental behaviour; visual art and environmental change; system ‘touch points’ and sustainable tourism; self-aware communicating architecture; surface design for the coastal built environment; culture and social media; landscape and locative media; maritime digital heritage; performing archives; virtual curatorial toolsets.

    These three year full-time studentships are part-funded by the European Social Fund and are only open to EU nationals.

    We are also offering five part-time PhD studentships, covering fees and a maintenance grant of £5000/annum for four years, with preference given to applications under the two strategic interlinked themes of Sustainable Design and Digital Economy.

    All studentships begin in October 2011, with a closing date for applications of 1 July 2011. Interviews are scheduled to take place between 11th and 22nd July.

    All applicants should have a strong academic background (2i or higher, preferably an MA), with a clear and compelling fit to a specific project outline (full-time) or theme (part-time). Studentships are subject to satisfactory annual progression.

    Further details are available at www.falmouth.ac.uk/studentships .

    Funding information
    Number of awards per year:
    Up to 15

    Funding applies to:
    Other: see Funding notes
    Funding notes:
    The three year full-time studentships are part-funded by the European Social Fund and are only open to EU nationals. The five part time studentships are open to applicants from a range of countries.

    Contacts and how to apply
    Administrative contact and how to apply:
    Further details of how to apply are available at www.falmouth.ac.uk/studentships .

    Application deadline:
    1 July 2011
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    This thread is a good idea. I'm lovin' it.
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    £2,700 towards Master's fees at Swansea University


    Swansea University has available 80 scholarships for high calibre students enrolling on a taught or research Master's programme in September 2011. The scholarships are open to new applicants for all Master's programmes in all Schools and Colleges and are available for full or part-time study.

    Each Master's scholarship is worth £2,700, which may only be used to offset tuition fees.

    Details of all of Swansea’s Master's programmes can be found at: www.swan.ac.uk/pgcourses

    - Applicants must have (or expect to achieve) a minimum of a 2.1 degree (or equivalent)
    - Applicants must hold an offer to study on a taught or research Master's programme at Swansea University for September 2011
    - Only UK/EU candidates are eligible to apply.

    If you would like to apply for a scholarship you will need to complete a Postgraduate Scholarship Application Form. This will be sent to you automatically once you have applied for a place to study at Swansea and are made an offer by the University.

    To apply for a place to study at Swansea University visit: www.swansea.ac.uk/postgraduate/apply


    Funding information
    £2,700 towards Tuition Fees

    Number of awards per year:

    Funding applies to:
    EU applicants (including UK)
    Funding notes:
    Each Master's scholarship is worth £2,700, which may only be used to offset tuition fees.

    Funding duration:
    Duration of course

    Contacts and how to apply
    Administrative contact and how to apply:
    Postgraduate Admissions Office: [email protected] ac.uk

    Application deadline:
    25 July 2011
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    Humanities: Fine Art

    PhD Studentship: Modes of Address in Visual Art

    08/07/11 Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton

    Winchester School of Art (WSA), University of Southampton, is offering a PhD studentship of £7,000 pa for three years, for a Fine Art researcher to work on a practice-based project, in conjunction with the Centre for Visual Cognition, Department of Psychology.

    The Centre for Visual Cognition (CVC) conducts theoretically based empirical research to uncover psychological processing of the visual world. We conduct studies of basic vision and applied vision using multiple experimental techniques to measure eye movements, reaction times and accuracy, and brain activity across different experimental conditions and tasks. By applying appropriate statistical measures, this work uncovers information about visual process across space, time, and mental structure, to reveal how humans apprehend and represent the physical and digital worlds, and how they operate in the realms of image.

    The Modes of Address research project, based at WSA aims to identify, codify and achieve greater understanding of the underlying mechanisms of visual imagery. On this basis, the CVC and the School of Art have been developing a significant collaboration over a number of years. The visual nature of the problems explored in the CVC, and the methods used to explore them, have provided the tools with which to carry out objective testing of established theories of art criticism.

    Colleagues in the CVC and WSA have thus established the beginnings of a common language to facilitate multi-disciplinarity. We wish to advance this emerging, significant and potentially high-profile collaboration through this jointly supervised postgraduate studentship.

    The research to be undertaken will be distinguished by its use of the theories, methods and data generated in the psychological exploration of the visual, as a point of departure for studio art practice. The outcomes will include a body of work for exhibition, and a written thesis, including analysis of audience response to the works presented.

    The researcher will have access to a number of different projects being carried out at the CVC, and after an initial period of observation similar to an artist’s residency, will define their own practice-based project. They will have access to facilities at WSA and the CVC.

    Applications are invited from practicing artists with an interest in this area of research.
    To make an application please provide:
    · a letter of application stating your reasons for applying and outlining your previous and current research activities.
    · a CV
    · documentation of your art practice, up to 12 images as a PDF, or a weblink.

    Applications and enquiries should be sent electronically to:
    Dr. Beth Harland: [email protected]
    Deadline: 8th July 2011.
    Interviews will be held at Winchester School of Art on 19th July 2011.
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    Postgrad Solutions UK Postgraduate Study Bursary: 2 x £500 study bursaries

    Postgrad Solutions Ltd is offering two UK Postgraduate Study Bursaries each to the value of £500. They are open to both international and UK students, and aim to help students fund their chosen postgraduate study options. To apply for a Postgraduate Study Bursary, you have to be a member of the free-of-charge Postgrad Solutions Student Service, and you have to be starting any postgraduate course anywhere in the UK in 2011. The winners will not be announced until Autumn 2011, but students starting courses in January 2011 are still eligible to apply for the bursaries.

    While these Bursaries are open to all students, those planning to enrol on an engineering or an IT/computer science programme in the UK are encouraged to apply for the new Engineering Bursaries and IT/Computer Science Bursaries instead of applying for these more general Bursaries.

    Payment of the award will be made direct to your institution, and will be discounted from your fees as appropriate. You may only apply for a bursary after you have accepted an offer of a place at your chosen institution. The closing date for all entries is 18 August 2011.
    Click here to apply
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    24/06 - AHRC-Funded PhD Studentship (University of Hull)

    The topic can be in any area of English and, because the bid was part of a joint process, applicants can be (co-)supervised at the University of Huddersfield too.

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    Modern Language Scholarships at King's College London


    The School of Arts and Humanities is pleased to offer 4 scholarships to the value of £6,000 each to students studying for a Masters degree in one of the following:

    - MA German and Comparative Literature
    - MRes in German and Comparative Literature
    - MA French Literature and Culture
    - MA Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies
    - MA Modern Greek Studies

    These scholarships have been created to celebrate the College’s strengths in the Modern Languages, which include some of the largest MA programmes in their field. The studentships are open to all students who have made an admissions application before 17:00GMT on 15 June 2011, though students who have already been selected for an AHRC award will not be considered. The awards are tenable for one year only and cannot be deferred.

    They are open to students of any nationality.

    All admissions applications supported by 2 academic references and undergraduate transcript via https://myapplication.kcl.ac.uk/ submitted before 17:00GMT on 15 June 2011 will automatically be considered for this scholarship.

    For further information please see: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/artshums/study/...g/modlang.aspx

    Funding applies to:

    Open to applicants from a range of countries

    Contacts and how to apply

    Administrative contact and how to apply:

    To apply, submit an admissions application supported by 2 academic references and undergraduate transcript via https://myapplication.kcl.ac.uk/ before 17:00GMT on 15 June 2011 to one of the following: MA German and Comparative Literature; MRes in German and Comparative Literature; MA French Literature and Culture; MA Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies; MA Modern Greek Studies

    In the first instance contact the School's Education Projects Officer: Sarah Hayward, [email protected]

    Application deadline:
    15 June 2011
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    (Original post by tigermoth99)


    Modern Language Scholarships at King's College London


    this is a great idea for a thread, here's what I came across/was mentioned by my uni admins:

    KESS Scholarships in Wales (mind the residences requirements!):


    and KESS at Cardiff University (you've already listed one but there are more):


    Also at Cardiff, Jameel Scholarship for an MA in Islam in Contemporary Britain


    I'll add more if I hear if any
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    Some deadlines have passed, so I'm going to update the main page to avoid confusion
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    Humanities: Fine Art



    AHRC Funded Postgraduate Studentship - Fine Art
    Nottingham Trent University

    Nottingham Trent University, School of Art & Design is pleased to announce a series of AHRC funded postgraduate studentships for 2011-12. The PhD Studentship includes tuition fees (£3,732 pa) and a maintenance allowance (£13,590 pa) for up to 3 years. This is a directly funded studentship for UK / EU applicants only.

    Fine Art

    The Fine Art studentship will engage with research and practice in the Visual Arts subject area, which focuses upon a critical/philosophical engagement with concepts of irresolution, uncertainty and open-endedness.

    It places emphasis on those forms of knowledge and research located at the level of process or performance in the act of making. Valuing speculation and risk-taking, as well as emphasizing the productive properties of failure and error, work in this area has investigated performative practices engaging with contemporary spaces; the transgressive potential of the decorative; and the connection of critical pedagogy to the region's social, political and economic networks.

    For informal discussions please contact Professor Terry Shave:

    Email: [email protected]

    For further information and an PhD application pack please contact:

    Tel: +44 (0)115 848 2301

    Email: [email protected]

    The closing date for applications is midnight Monday 4 July 2011.
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    Hi guys,

    Just to add to this, the University of Warwick have recently launched a really useful central information point for all postgraduate scholarships:


    We have quite a few different funding schemes for taught masters' and PhDs. Any questions, feel free to email me on:

    [email protected]

    Dr Tom Flynn
    Postgraduate Recruitment
    University of Warwick
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    I don't know if this site is legit, but if it is then it seems pretty useful:

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    (Original post by Still_Water)
    I don't know if this site is legit, but if it is then it seems pretty useful:

    It is. Thanks for sharing. I'll add it to the main list in due course.
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    (Original post by tigermoth99)
    I thought it would be useful to create a thread for any postgrad scholarships/studentships anyone came across and build up a useful resource that might help both future and current students.
    Thank you so much for this. I had given up hope for Ph.D this year- but I hadn't found the Falmouth studentships and now I have an interview! All because of this post. You rock.
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    (Original post by pikiichu)
    Thank you so much for this. I had given up hope for Ph.D this year- but I hadn't found the Falmouth studentships and now I have an interview! All because of this post. You rock.
    Thanks. I'm glad you found it useful. I'll be updating it in due course with some more studentships.
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    Sorry I haven't updated this in a while. I'll try and get it done soonish.


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