THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED. The John Bright Fellowship 2022-23
Type of award
School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
The Award covers home tuition fees.
The Department of English Literature, American Studies and Creative Writing is offering a full fee-waiver bursary to a new doctoral student in any area of nineteenth-century literary studies. The holder will also be eligible to apply for up to £500 per annum for the duration of the award for conference travel and research expenses.
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.
1 Award is available.
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:
Allowed study options
This funding is available to students undertaking the following modes of study:
This funding is available to students undertaking study in:
- English Literature, American Studies and Creative Writing
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.
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.
Required documentation is as follows:
1. AHRC Funding Application form
2. Research proposal
3. Degree certificates and transcripts
Applications will be ranked according to two key criteria: academic track-record, and the quality of the research proposal.
The English and American Studies Funding Allocation Committee
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.
John Bright was MP for Manchester for a decade from 1847. At his death a statue was raised in his home town of Rochdale in 1891 by public subscription, and an endowment given to the University of Manchester for the creation of a fellowship.
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