School of Modern Languages and Cultures
Opportunities for Postgraduate Study
The School of Modern Languages and Cultures at Durham University is pleased to announce a number of funding opportunities at MA and PhD level for study beginning in 2013/14, including AHRC studentships, Durham University Doctoral Studentships, and School Studentships in Modern Languages and Early Modern French Studies.
Students should apply via the University’s on-line application system (http://www.dur.ac.uk/postgraduate/apply/), and state that they wish to be considered for one of the studentships or grants outlined below when the form asks them to indicate how they intend to fund their studies. If you wish to be considered for one of our awards, you must apply by 5pm (GMT), Monday 18 February 2013 at the latest.
1. Doctoral Funding.
Awards are available from the AHRC, Durham University, and the School of Modern Languages and Cultures. All awards are tenable for three years from October 2013 and cover fees and maintenance. Applications are welcome from both full and part-time candidates. Students who have deferred their entry from the previous academic year are, however, not eligible to be considered for these awards. Your application for these awards should include a research proposal of 1000 words giving the following details:
- The research question or problem to be addressed
- The research context in which the question or problem is located
- The contribution to knowledge and understanding that the project expects to make
- The methodology to be employed in addressing the research question/problem
- The sources to be used during the research project, where are they located, and how will they be accessed
AHRC PhD Scholarship
The School of Modern Languages and Cultures is offering one award from AHRC Block Grant Partnership funding. Strong preference will be given to outstanding candidates in French Studies, but candidates working in the School’s other language areas and areas of research expertise are also encouraged to apply. For details of the School’s research interests, go to: https://www.dur.ac.uk/mlac/research/ Applications are welcome from both full and part-time UK and EU candidates. Students who have deferred their entry from the previous academic year are, however, not eligible to be considered for these awards. AHRC awards cover tuition fees and provide a maintenance grant at the RCUK rate for UK applicants (currently £13590 per annum). They cover tuition fees only for EU students.
Durham Doctoral Studentships
The Faculty of Arts and Humanities is offering up to 10 Durham Doctoral Studentships. Up to three of these awards will be available to support interdisciplinary projects with supervisory teams drawn from more than one Department or School. Such applications are warmly encouraged. Doctoral studentships will be tenable for three years from October 2013. They will annually provide award-holders with a fee-waiver at the appropriate rate (depending on fee status), and a tax-free maintenance grant at the current RCUK rate (currently £13590 per annum).
Strategic Initiative Studentship
Following the recent appointment of Professor John O’Brien in the area of Renaissance French Studies, the School is able to offer one Strategic Initiative Studentship. Professor O’Brien welcomes research students in any of the major areas of study within the French Renaissance, notably Montaigne, La Boétie and the literature of the Wars of Religion; Ronsard and Rabelais and their circles; the classical tradition in Renaissance literature; and Scepticism and its influence in sixteenth-century France. The studentship will provide full fees at home/EU or overseas rates, and a tax-free maintenance award at RCUK rates (currently £13590 per annum).
Studentship in Modern Languages and Cultures
The School is funding a further Studentship in Modern Languages and Cultures this year. Applications are invited from students wishing to work in any of the School’s seven language areas (Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hispanic Studies, Italian, Russian) and areas of research expertise (go to https://www.dur.ac.uk/mlac/research/). The award is tenable for three years from October 2013. It will annually provide the award-holder with a fee-waiver at home/EU rate, and a tax-free maintenance grant of £11,500 per annum.
2. MA Funding
Applications are welcome from candidates planning to join either a taught or research Masters programme of study in October 2013 on a full- or part-time time basis. Candidates must be planning to proceed from their MA to a doctorate in a field of study that could be supported – in terms of resources, research environment and supervision – by their department or by a combination of departments with the lead department located in the Faculty. If you are applying for an MA by research, you will need to include a research proposal of 1000 words covering the points set out for doctoral awards above. If you are applying for funding to support taught MA study, your proposal will need to address the following details:
- The pathway that will be followed;
- The modules, compulsory and/or optional, that they will take;
- The research project they intend to undertake for their dissertation;
- The way in which the different elements of their programme fit together to provide the foundation for a future PhD.
For details of the School’s taught MA programmes, go here:
The Faculty is offering up to 10 MA Scholarships to high-calibre postgraduate taught and research students joining a Masters programme in the 2013/14 academic year and who intend to progress to a PhD. Faculty MA Scholarships are tenable for one year only and will provide award-holders with a fee waiver at either the taught or research Home/EU rate.
AHRC Research Preparation MA Studentships
Up to four AHRC Block Grant Partnership MA Research Preparation Masters studentships are available for study from Durham University this year. AHRC studentships are tenable for one year and provide award-holders with full fees at home/EU rate and a tax free maintenance award at RCUK rates (currently £9490). They support both taught and research MA study.
For further information about the studentships please contact
Professor Carlo Caruso (until 31 December 2012) email@example.com
Professor Lucille Cairns (from 1 January 2013) firstname.lastname@example.org
Postgraduate Funding Opportunities
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