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Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Durham Doctoral Studentships

The Faculty of Arts and Humanities intends to award a limited number of Durham
Doctoral Studentships (DDS) to postgraduate researchers of exceptional ability
and promise for commencement in October 2015. The closing date for applications
is the 27
th February*.

*Please note: It is important to check whether the School or Department to which you are applying has its own internal deadline. 

Benefits

Durham Doctoral Awards are tenable for three years full-time or five years part-time,
and offer the following financial support package: 
1.
an annual maintenance allowance at Research Council rates (currently £13863 full-time) 
2.
fees at home/EU or overseas rate. In addition, departments may be able to offer paid teaching and/or research
assistance opportunities.


Who We Are Looking For

We are looking for candidates with the following: 
1. a first-class or good 2:1 undergraduate degree ;
2. an MA (completed or in progress) in a relevant subject area at distinction or near-distinction level;
3. an outstanding academic record and research potential; 
4. a high-quality research project that can be completed within 3 years;
5. a clear and credible link between the proposed research and the expertise of the supervisory team;
6. a clear understanding of how the project fits with the research environments in which it will be carried out (you may wish to comment here on the relevance of the department, centre, institute).

Eligibility

To apply for Durham Doctoral Studentship, you will need to complete Durham University’s on-line application form (http://www.dur.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/apply/), and to state that you wish to be considered for Durham Doctoral Studentship when the form asks you to indicate how you intend to fund your studies.

If you have already submitted an application, please contact your prospective department and inform them that you wish to be considered for DDS funding.

 **PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING KEY POINTS:

  •  If you are eligible to be considered for an AHRC Northern Bridge studentship, you must also apply for one of these. Essentially, this point applies to Home/EU applicants, but the eligibility criteria can be consulted here: http://www.northernbridge.ac.uk/studentships/eligibility/
  •  Home/EU students who apply for an AHRC Northern Bridge Studentship will automatically also be considered eligible for a Durham Doctoral Studentship award without any further application process being required.
  •  If you are an international student, you are ONLY eligible to apply for a Durham Doctoral Studentship and must contact the Director of Postgraduate Resarch Students (DPGR) of the relevant department for further information. DPGRs are listed on departmental websites (see below).

How to Apply

To apply for Durham Doctoral Studentship, you will need to complete Durham University’s on-line application form
(http://www.dur.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/apply/), and to state that you wish to be considered for Durham Doctoral Studentship when the form asks you to indicate how you intend to fund your studies.

If you have already submitted an application, please contact your prospective department and inform them that you wish to be considered for DDS funding.

Selection Process

Your prospective department will review your application and decide whether to nominate you for consideration by the Faculty's Postgraduate Awards Panel, which is chaired by the Deputy Head of Faculty (postgraduate). 
Announcement of the results to successful candidates will be made on or before Thursday 30 April 2015. Successful candidates will be contacted in the first instance by email, and unsuccessful applicants will be advised of the outcome in due course.

Further Information

Please contact the DPGR of your prospective department for all enquiries about gaining admission and applying for the scheme.

Departments 

Classics and Ancient History   ¦   English Studies   ¦   History   ¦   Modern Languages and Cultures   ¦   Music   ¦   Philosophy   ¦   Theology and Religious Studies