Tags

, , ,

Funding for Doctoral Research in Russian and East European Studies at
the University of Manchester

manchester

The University of Manchester is offering a range of awards to which
candidates working on topics related to Russia and Eastern Europe are
eligible to apply. The three main awards, which comprise a fee-bursary and
a maintenance grant, are ESRC studentships in Language-Based Area Studies,
AHRC studentships and the University-funded President’s Doctoral Scholar
awards.

1. The North West Doctoral Training Centre, jointly run by the
Universities of Lancaster, Liverpool and Manchester, is offering 3 PhD
studentships in Language-Based Area Studies, in fields which include
Russian and East European Studies. This award covers home/EU fees and
offers a maintenance grant. (Last year the value of the grant was £
13,590.) Successful candidates will be based at the University of
Manchester. The University has wide-ranging expertise in Russian and East
European Studies with relevant members of staff based across the Faculty
of Humanities, particularly in the School of Social Sciences and the
School of Arts, Languages and Cultures. In 2008, Russian and East European
Studies at Manchester was assessed in the UK’s independent Research
Assessment Exercise (RAE) as the best in the country for research in the
field. We will be able to offer supervision on a wide range of topics on
Russian and East European societies, politics and
history.
For description of the North West DTC and of the opportunities for
post-graduate studies which it offers, please go to
http://www.nwdtc. ac.uk/prospectiv e.html
The deadline for the application for the ESRC studentships is Monday 4
February, 2013. Please note that prior to this deadline you should apply
for a place on the PhD programme in one of the two Schools mentioned
above. The online application should be submit to the Schools by Thursday
17 January 2013. The choice of School will depend on the location of the
member of staff you wish to be supervised by.

For further information, please visit: http://www.alc. manchester. ac.uk/fees/ postgraduate/
For informal inquiries, please contact either
Dr Ewa Ochman, School of Arts, Languages and Cultures, at
ewa.ochman@manchest er.ac.uk
or Professor Yoram Gorlizki, School of Social Sciences, at
yoram.gorlizki@ manchester. ac.uk

2. The Department of Russian and East European Studies in the School of
Arts, Languages and Cultures is keen to receive applications for the Arts
and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) award from candidates working on
topics related to Russia and Eastern Europe. AHRC awards provide payment
of tuition fees and a maintenance stipend for UK students, and tuition
fees (and a maintenance stipend, subject to eligibility criteria) for EU
students. Please note that you must have an offer of a place on an
appropriate doctoral programme before you can be considered for an AHRC
studentship in the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures.
An online application for a place on a doctoral programme should be
submitted to the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures by Friday 1
February 2013 at the latest; a completed funding application form must be
received by the School by Friday 1 March 2013.

3. In 2011 the University of Manchester launched a new 2.5m investment in
PhD training with the creation of the President’s Doctoral Scholar Awards.
These awards are open to all new PhD students from all nationalities and
research areas. The Department of Russian and East European Studies in the
School of Arts, Languages and Cultures is keen to receive applications for
this funding scheme from candidates working on topics related to Russia
and Eastern Europe. The award covers tuition fees (home/EU or
international, as appropriate) and the equivalent of the research council
stipend (£13, 590 in 2012-13). The following application deadlines should
be observed in relation to this award:
An application for a place on a doctoral programme should be submitted to
the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures by Friday 1 February 2013 at
the latest; a completed funding application form should be submitted by
Friday 1 March 2013.

For full details of the 2013 competitions and guidance notes on how to
apply, please visit: http://www.alc. manchester. ac.uk/fees/ postgraduate/

For informal inquiries about the academic side of the application process,
please contact: Dr Ewa Ochman ewa.ochman@manchets er.ac.uk

For questions about the administrative side of the application process,
please contact: Ms Rachal Corbishley at Rachel.Corbishley@ manchester. ac.uk

Advertisements