THIS COMPETITION HAS NOW CLOSED. Research Impact Scholarships in the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures 2020-21

Type of award

Scholarship

Managing departments

  • Faculty of Humanities
  • School of Arts, Languages and Cultures

Value

The scholarship value is £19,500 per year for three years to cover tuition fees and maintenance allowance. Additional funding of up to £1,500 per year is available to support placement, overseas institutional visit, research training and conference attendance at the discretion of the Faculty PGR Committee Chair.

The funds are made available through the Division of Development and Alumni Relations (DDAR) from donation to The University of Manchester.

Specified use

The total award value is £19,500 per year for three years to cover tuition fees and maintenance allowance.

Tenable period

The funding is provided for three years commencing in academic year 2020-21.

Continuation of award

Continuation of the award is subject to satisfactory progress.

Number available

Three PhD scholarships will be available in the Faculty of Humanities for applicants commencing their doctoral programme in 2020-21.

Funding provider

The University of Manchester Division of Development and Alumni Relations

Level(s) of study

This funding is available to students undertaking the following types of study:

  • Postgraduate research

Allowed study options

This funding is available to students undertaking the following modes of study:

  • Full-time

Subject restrictions

This funding is available to students undertaking study in:

  • Anthropology, Media and Performance
  • Arab World Studies
  • Archaeology
  • Art History and Visual Studies
  • Arts Management and Cultural Practices
  • Chinese Studies
  • Classics and Ancient History
  • Drama
  • East Asian Studies
  • English Literature, American Studies and Creative Writing
  • French Studies
  • German Studies
  • History
  • Humanitarianism and Conflict Response
  • Institute for Cultural Practices
  • Italian Studies
  • Japanese Studies
  • Linguistics and English Language
  • Middle Eastern Studies
  • Music
  • Religions and Theology
  • Russian and East European Studies
  • Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies
  • Translation, Interpreting and Intercultural Studies

Academic requirements

Applicants should refer to the School's website for information about the programme academic entry requirements.

Nationality restrictions

This funding is available to all nationalities.

Other eligibility criteria

The research projects must be related to one of the following of the University's priority research themes:

  • Energy and Sustainability
  • Graphene and Enterprise
  • Global Inequalities
  • Healthy Futures
  • Discovery

Further information on these themes can be found on Priorities at Manchester .

Application procedure

Applicants should submit their PhD application online and send supporting documents (research proposal, degree certificates and transcripts, references, English language proficiency test result if applicable) and the Research Impact Scholarship application form to Mrs Jo Marsh, Graduate School Senior Research Administrator at phdfunding-salc@manchester.ac.uk .

Application form

Additional documentation

  • Research Impact Scholarship application form
  • Degree certificates and transcripts
  • Research proposal
  • References
  • Evidence of English language proficiency (if applicable)

Selection criteria

Applicants must hold a 2:1 honours (minimum) and a master's degree from a reputable higher education institution and meet other entry requirements of the PhD programme they wish to join.

Students who have already started their doctoral degree are not eligible.

Subject to confirmation from the Division of Development and Alumni Relations (DDAR), the proposed research project must be related to the University's philanthropic research themes

Although not a requirement, priority is given to candidates who have identified or developed a potential opportunity to undertake a doctoral placement and/or an overseas institutional visit during their PhD

Research supervisors must have a proven track record of undertaking research at internationally recognised levels of excellence and regularly publish the results in leading outlets, in addition to the supervision of research students through to timely and successful completion

Selection body

Nominations from schools will be considered by the Faculty of Humanities committee. Nominations which do not meet the eligibility criteria will not be included in the Faculty committee consideration.

Closing date

13 Apr 2020

5pm 14 April 2020

Decision date

June 2020

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