Friday, May 27, 2011

PhD funding opportunities in political philosophy Newcastle University.

Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Doctoral Award Scheme

• Reference Code: AHR04

Closing Date: 27th June 2011


Supervisors: Applicants must contact the subject before they apply to ensure in a highly competitive situation the School will support an application where they have the supervisory capacity and expertise:

Sponsor: Arts and Humanities Research Council Block Grant Partnership

Duration of the award: Normal AHRC terms and conditions apply which means that awards must be for a minimum of one year FT (20 months PT), and that in practice most successful AHRC awards are 3 years in length (FT) and 5 years (PT).

Project description

For 2011 entry, we expect to have 4 additional awards available for selected PhD projects in: archaeology; linguistics; Iberian and Latin American language and culture; translation and interpretation; English language and literature; fine art; museum, gallery and heritage studies; history; classics and ancient history; creative writing; film, digital and media production, music and political philosophy.

Value of the Award and Eligibility

Depending on how you meet the AHRC’s eligibility criteria, you may be entitled to a full or a partial award. A full award covers tuition fees at the UK/EU rate and an annual stipend of £13,590 (2010/11). A partial award covers fees at the UK/EU rate only. To see if you would be eligible for a full or partial award, please refer to Annex ‘A’ of the AHRC Studentship Funding Guide.

Person Specification

Candidates should have, or expect to achieve, a MA (at least a Merit), or equivalent, in a relevant subject and have a strong record of achievement in your BA (at least an upper-second-class Honours degree).

How to Apply

Before making an application please contact the subject and school to ensure that they are able to support your application and they have the supervisory capacity and expertise. You must complete the University’s online Postgraduate Application Form, quoting the reference code AHR04 in the relevant section of the ‘your details’ tab on the form. Your application should include:

- A research proposal of up to 1000 words maximum that follows ‘Annex A: Case for support’ of the AHRC Studentship Competition guidelines. Your research proposal must be convincing, well-articulated and there should be a good ‘fit’ between your research proposal and staff research expertise available at Newcastle University. The proposal must demonstrate that you are fully informed about your chosen research area and that the research is part of a progression, for example it is based on an interest that you have developed during your Master’s programme. The proposal must be focused and there should be a timeline that shows how the research will be achieved over three years (FT) or five years (PT).

• Two references (where possible referees should not be the proposed supervisor, but where this is impossible it should be explained why it is necessary)

• Student CV

• Transcripts of previous/current degrees

Closing date for applications

Applications must be received by a closing date of 12 noon June 27 2011.



Anonymous said...

What about a PhD on "Big Society"?

The Brooks Blog said...

If it's a good proposal...