Category Archives: Bursaries

The Emergence of Holocaust Memory, Leeds

The White Rose College of the Arts and Humanities (at the universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York) welcomes applications for doctoral study in “The E​mergence of Holocaust Memory in francophone North Africa and the Middle East”. Through literature, film and historical sources, this project will explore the emergence of Holocaust commemoration in the francophone regions of ​North Africa and the Middle East. ​

The project forms part of a new Research Network within the White Rose College of the Arts and Humanities entitled “The Future of Holocaust Memory”. This funding compliments two other research ​projects on “The emergence of Holocaust memory in central and eastern Europe” and “Presenting and preserving Holocaust testimony in the post-survivor era”.

The candidate will be based in the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies at the University of Leeds, and will be supervised by Professor Max Silverman (Leeds) and Dr Daniel Lee (Sheffield).

The award will provide fees at the Home/EU rate and a stipend paid at st​andard Research Council rates (£14,553) for the first year of study. The award is renewable for a second and third year of study subject to satisfactory academic progress according to each institution’s Policy on Research Degrees.

If an international candidate is offered a WRoCAH White Rose Networks Studentship for this project, the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies would pay the difference between the international fee rate and the standard UK/EU fee rate.

Applicants must have at least a UK Upper Second Class Honours degree or equivalent. A Masters degree is desirable, or the candidate must demonstrate ​the equivalent experience.

For further information including details on how to apply, please go to:

http://wrocah.ac.uk/new-student/networks/

Applications from suitably-qualified students from anywhere in the world are welcome until the new deadline: 9 June 2017. Please address any enquiries on this project to Professor Max Silverman and Dr. Daniel Lee

PhD Scholarships, School of Modern Languages, University of St Andrews

The School of Modern Languages at the University of St Andrews invites outstanding PhD Candidates to apply for two School of Modern Languages PhD Scholarships, commencing in September 2017.

Each scholarship covers home fees and a stipend of £15k per annum for three years.

The closing date for applications is 15 May 2017 5pm.

The School also invites the strongest applications to two Forum for Modern Language Studies Scholarships (£7,500 each), open to students in any field of Modern Languages who have been admitted to one of the School’s MLitt programmes.

The closing date for applications is 15 May 2017 5pm.

The application forms and process for these awards is found here.

Decisions on applications will be made by mid-June.

The School of Modern Languages is home to a lively international postgraduate community. Around 50 students from all over the world are currently reading for taught or postgraduate degrees in an exceptional variety of areas, including Arabic, French, German, Italian, Persian, Russian, Central and Eastern European Studies, Spanish and Latin American Studies, Comparative Literature, as well as Language and Linguistics, Medieval Studies and Cultural Identity Studies.

Information on potential supervisors and staff research interests can be found here

Specific enquiries about these scholarships/particular fields of study should be addressed to

Arabic and Persian Studies – Catherine Cobham (cmc1@st-andrews.ac.uk)

Comparative Literature – Prof Margaret-Anne Hutton (mh80@st-andrews.ac.uk)

French Studies – Dr Elodie Laügt (el40@st-andrews.ac.uk)

German Studies — Dr Andrew Cusack (atc4@st-andrews.ac.uk)

Italian Studies – Dr Rossella Riccobono (rmr8@st-andrews.ac.uk)

Russian, Central and Eastern European Studies – Dr Claire Whitehead (cew12@st-andrews.ac.uk)

Spanish and Latin American Studies – Prof Gustavo San Roman (gfsr@st-andrews.ac.uk)

Postgraduate Funding at Royal Holloway – Studentships, Masters by Research Fee Waivers

Postgraduate funding at Royal Holloway, University of London for outstanding students in the School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures.

AHRC Studentships
The Department is able to nominate students for the AHRC TECHNE studentship competition. Information about applying for an AHRC TECHNE studentship and an application form can be found on the College AHRC web page. More information about the TECHNE Doctoral Training Partnership is on the TECHNE website.

College Studentships
Royal Holloway also has a number of College Studentships available. Please note that students who apply for a TECHNE award will be considered automatically for a College Scholarship.

Note that the deadline for Techne and College applications with the School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures at Royal Holloway is Monday 16th January at 4pm (references must be received by 29th January).

TECHNE is led by Royal Holloway. The other member institutions are: Brighton, Kingston, Roehampton, University of the Arts London, Royal College of Art and Surrey. TECHNE’s vision is to produce highly motivated scholars prepared for careers inside and outside of academia. TECHNE has 14 organisational partners which include the Barbican, The National Archives, Natural History Museum, Museum of London, BFI and Science Museum.

Current research expertise in the School includes: Animal Studies, Ecocriticism and the Anthropocene, Translation, Gender Studies, Trauma Studies, Critical and Cultural Theory, and Globalisation and Consumer Culture. We strongly encourage interdisciplinary projects https://www.royalholloway.ac.uk/mllc/home.aspx

For more information visit our website or contact the Director of Graduate Studies, Dr Sarah Wright or the postgraduate administrator Ann Hobbs.

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Masters by Research Fee Waiver

Funding for Master of Arts by Research in French, German, Hispanic Studies, Italian and Comparative Literature and Culture in the School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures.

The School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures is pleased to invite applications for Master of Arts by Research fee waiver (equivalent to a fee waiver at home/EU rate) and bursaries of £1000 (note that these may not be awarded concurrently).

This is a flexible programme offering in-depth, directed research on a topic of your choice which will allow you to gain new insights in critical and literary theory, literature, continental philosophy, film, cultural studies or the visual arts in Comparative Literature and Culture, French, German, Hispanic Studies or Italian. You will receive one-to-one supervision, feedback and support but also benefit from a taught course to hone your skills in critical analysis. As a postgraduate student at Royal Holloway, you will join an energetic research community with the opportunity for personal and research development training.

For more information,contact the Director of Graduate Studies, Dr Sarah Wright or the postgraduate administrator Ann Hobbs.

Previous knowledge of a language is not always necessary. For more information, and for guidelines on submitting a research proposal, click here.

Deadline for Masters by Research fee waiver applications: 20th February 2017 at 4pm.

Masters by Research Fee Waivers at Royal Holloway, University of London

Masters by Research Fee Waivers in French, German, Italian, Hispanic Studies or Comparative Literatures and Cultures at Royal Holloway, University of London.

The School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures at Royal Holloway is in a position to offer two Masters by Research fee waivers (full Home/EU fee waiver) for applications to its MA by Research for 2016-17.

In addition, the School is offering two MA by Research bursaries of £1000 for any of the programmes above (note that these may not be awarded concurrently with the fee waivers).

Applications received by the deadline of 13th July 2016 at 4pm will be considered, on a competitive basis.

“The Masters by Research offers a number of exciting possibilities to students who are interested in postgraduate study. Our Masters by Research is a flexible programme that allows students to undertake in-depth study (both full and part-time) on key areas of literature, visual or cultural studies or comparative topics. We offer a tailor-made research focussed module to equip you with a range of theoretical and historical approaches to the study of literature, art and culture whilst you refine your own approach to your topic for the dissertation. More information is available here.

Eligibility conditions apply. Please note that only candidates who have been offered, and who have accepted, a place to study at Royal Holloway will be considered for any available funding opportunities.

We will consider applications from any area of our research specialisms in French, German, Hispanic Studies or Italian or on comparative topics which might include comparisons between the literature, film or culture of different language areas (including texts in translation) subject to expertise in the School or other comparative topics such as adaptation, reception, interpretation, performance, place and displacement or creative transfer amongst others: (http://www.rhul.ac.uk/mllc/research/home.aspx). Subject to a waiver of regulations, dissertations may be written in languages other than English.

Prospective applicants should contact Dr Sarah Wright (sarah.wright@rhul.ac.uk) as soon as possible who will be able to offer further advice on making an application, the programme, the fee waiver award, and on the range of research themes/topics on which we are able to offer expert supervision.”

Deadline Approaches: BCLA postgraduate bursaries

You are invited to apply for BCLA’s scheme of postgraduate bursaries, designed to support attendance at conferences or research trips by students registered for a postgraduate degree (MA, MRes, MPhil or PhD). Each award will be up to a maximum of £250 per student.

Applicants must be current members of the BCLA. The next deadline is 30 November 2015, 12 noon UK time. No application will be accepted after the deadline, and applications cannot be made retrospectively. Applicants can only make one application per calendar year. Any publication resulting from research supported by this scheme must acknowledge the support received.

To apply, please see the webpage for more detail and fill in the application form.