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    Woop managed to get £600 from my local council towards tuition fees of my MSc.

    (Original post by mdph2011)
    Woop managed to get £600 from my local council towards tuition fees of my MSc.
    wow well done! how did you apply for that?

    (Original post by juede)
    wow well done! how did you apply for that?
    Yeah, I'd be interested in trying that too! Money is giving me a total headache right now!


    Not a PhD student myself but I came across this while looking around Southampton. Says £13k Studentship available. Might interest someone.

    PhD Studentship: University of Liverpool

    Enterprise and Entrepreneurship

    Full Funded Studentship in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship

    Reimagining Liverpool’s Enterprising Future: translating local entrepreneurial culture into greater levels of wealth creation and distribution for the city-region

    ESRC North West Doctoral Training Centre PhD CASE Award: A collaboration between the University of Liverpool, Lancaster University and Liverpool Vision

    An opportunity has arisen for the right candidate to study for a PhD through a joint collaboration between the University of Liverpool, Lancaster University and the economic development company, Liverpool Vision. The fully funded studentship is in the field of enterprise, small business and local economic development and would be suitable for those with a degree classification of 2:1 or above, in a social science discipline such as Business Studies, Economics, Geography, Sociology or similar and possibly a Masters degree or equivalent that demonstrates sufficient research knowledge to begin PhD study.

    This PhD CASE Award is supported through the ESRC North West Doctoral Training Centre and is available on a 1+3 basis (MRes and PhD) or +3 basis (PhD) through the Business and Management pathway.

    The research project will explore levels of enterprise and entrepreneurship in the Liverpool city-region. Although Liverpool has undergone economic regeneration in recent years and has attracted prestige initiatives such as the European Capital of Culture, which in turn has led to renewed levels of business confidence, the city-region continues to exhibit low levels of entrepreneurship and new business start up alongside high levels of deprivation. The research seeks to explore why Liverpool’s enterprise and entrepreneurial behaviour exists in the way it does and why it fails to translate into greater levels of wealth creation and distribution across the city-region. The critical approach adopted will help reimagine Liverpool’s future for enterprise.

    Details on Academic and Residential Eligibility Criteria and the financial basis of the award is set out by the ESRC and can be seen at the following website:


    Supervision for the research is provided from the University of Liverpool by Dr Alan Southern at the Management School and Dr Peter North in the Department of Geography, Professor Carole Howorth at Lancaster University Management School and Jerry Spencer at Liverpool Vision.

    To apply for this post please send an up to date CV inclusive of two named referees and a 500 word paper outlining how you believe the research could be approached.

    Please note the deadline for receipt of application is February 27th 2012 and interviews will take place in the first two weeks of March.

    For further details please contact Dr Alan Southern email: [email protected] or telephone 0151 795 2426

    That Scholarship positions website is really difficult to use. Is it just me or did other people find it really annoying and difficult to find useful stuff?

    Another scholarship worth a mention is the IOP Teacher Training Scholarships, from the Institute of Physics. £20,000 award for people training to teach on PGCE courses that start in September.

    These might interest someone:

    Social and Ethical Concerns for Identity within Modern Technology:

    Cooperation and Collective Behaviour in Complex Agent Networks:

    Seems to be open to a people from a number of different degrees as well.

    AHRC award at Exeter in FRENCH - deadline July 9th

    French Language and Culture AHRC Doctoral Award Ref: 882
    About the award
    The Department of Modern Languages is delighted to offer excellent funding opportunities for exceptional researchers in the area of French Language and Culture studies. We are offering:

    · One highly prestigious AHRC Doctoral Awards (open to UK/EU students only): all tuition fees paid for three years. UK students will also receive an annual maintenance grant for three years, which we expect to be £13,590 per year.

    The Department of Modern Languages is one of the UK's leading centres for teaching and research in French, German, Hispanic, Italian, Russian, Film and Sexuality and Gender Studies. Research in the discipline of French is distinctive for the sheer range of expertise covered, including literature and culture from the medieval period to the present day, linguistics, visual culture and critical theory. We also contribute to a range of cross-disciplinary strengths, including Medieval Studies, Linguistics, Film, the Study of Sexuality and Gender and Translation Studies. Many staff in the Department of Modern Languages currently hold awards from Research Councils and similar funding bodies on subjects ranging from Discourses of Gender and Sexuality, variations in contemporary spoken French, Obscenity in Renaissance France, to costume-drama films of the 1950s.

    Application deadline:
    9th July 2012

    Number of awards:

    Up to approx £17,440 (including tuition fees)

    Duration of award:
    per year

    Contact: Morwenna Hussey
    [email protected]

    How to apply
    Entry criteria

    For study in a language-based subject, students should have near native competence in that language and hold a Masters degree with at least a Merit, or international equivalent, in a languages/ literature based subject. For study in a non language-based or interdisciplinary subject , students should hold a Masters degree with at least a Merit or international equivalent, in a relevant discipline. Successful applications will normally also have a good first degree (at least 2.1 or international equivalent) in a relevant discipline and A* or A in A-Level French, or equivalent. If English is not your native language then you will also need to satisfy our English language entry requirements.

    To apply

    To be considered for this Doctoral award, you must complete an online web form where you must submit some personal details and upload a full CV, research proposal, transcripts, details of two academic referees and, if relevant, proof of your English language proficiency, by 9 July 2012.

    In addition you must also ensure that your referees email their references to the Postgraduate Administrator at [email protected] by 9 July 2012.

    More information

    Interviews for this award will be held Wednesday 25 July 2012.

    For more information contact:

    Morwenna Hussey, Senior Administrator
    Email:[email protected]

    College of Humanities Graduate School, University of Exeter
    Queen's Building, The Queen's Drive
    Exeter, Devon, EX4 4QH, UK

    Visit http://humanities.exeter.ac.uk/modernlanguages/ for more information.


    Lots of new funded Masters and PhD opportunities being advertised on www.jobs.ac.uk

    Scroll down to the STUDENTSHIPS 'Masters PhD' section and then select your appropriate level, then subject area.

    Keep checking back - new 'vacancies' are being advertised all the time.

    Just advertised via our Uni Careers Service - thought I'd share.

    The Research Grants Council of Hong Kong is offering 135 fellowships to attract top international students to pursue PhD studies commencing in *2013/14 academic year*. The deadline for initial applications is 1 December 2012. For more information visit:



    University of Bristol is offering AHRC awards for taught Masters degrees across all Humanities disciplines for Oct 2013 entry. Closing date is 30 April 2013. Home/EU students only.

    Try www.postgrad.com they have 13 bursaries for all kinds of PG students


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