The John Bright Fellowship 2022-23

Type of award

Bursary

Managing department

School of Arts, Languages and Cultures

Value

The Award covers home tuition fees.

Specified use

Tuition fees. The holder will also be eligible to apply for up to £500 per year for the duration of the award for conference travel and research expenses.

Tenable period

  The Award is available for 3 year full-time programmes. Part-time is also available

Continuation of award

Continuation of the award is subject to satisfactory progress.

Number available

1 Award is available.

Funding provider

This award is internal.

The School of Arts, Languages and Cultures

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
  • Part-time

Subject restrictions

This funding is available to students undertaking study in:

  • English Literature, American Studies and Creative Writing

Academic requirements

Applicants should hold a BA Honours degree in English literature or another relevant field with at least a 2.i classification. Applications should also hold, or be about to complete, an MA or equivalent degree in an area relevant to the proposed doctoral research.

Nationality restrictions

This funding is available to students from the UK and EU.

Application procedure

Applicants must apply via application to the NWCDTP AHRC Competition. Please submit the online application for a place on your chosen doctoral programme in the School by 14 January 2022 at the latest. All supporting documentation, including references, must be submitted by that date. Please submit the completed AHRC Funding Application Form by 5pm GMT, Friday 4 February 2022 , at the latest. Please note that this is a strict deadline and applications received after 5pm will not be included in the competition.

Application form

Additional documentation

Required documentation is as follows:                                                                       

1. AHRC Funding Application form                                                                                                                 

2. Research proposal                                                                                                                                           

3. Degree certificates and transcripts                                                                                                          

4. References

Selection criteria

Applications will be ranked according to two key criteria: academic track-record, and the quality of the research proposal.

Selection body

The English and American Studies Funding Allocation Committee

Closing date

04 Feb 2022

All funding applications must be received by the School by 5pm GMT, Friday 4 February 2022. Please note that this is a strict deadline and applications received after 5pm will not be included in the competition.

Decision date

Mid-April 2022

Additional information

The Award is open to new doctoral students in any area of Victorian Literary Studies.

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