To support students to complete their education in the UK, the University of Leicester has decided to award ERC-Funded PhD Studentships in Childhood in Iron and Viking Age Scandinavia for the academic year 2022/2023.
The PhD researcher will develop and conduct a programme of research on the diversity of childhood experiences and roles in Iron and Viking Age Scandinavia. This will include the generation of primary data, analysis of that data, and the writing of a PhD dissertation.
With wonderful awards, this scholarship seeks to assist students to gain an education at PhD levels in the UK.
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Application Deadline: Applications must be received by August 1, 2022.
- University or Organization: University of Leicester
- Department: Archaeology and Ancient History and College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities
- Course Level: PhD
- Award: £16,500
- Number of Awards: N/A
- Access Mode: Online
- Nationality: UK and International
- The award can be taken in the UK
- Eligible Countries: All nationalities.
- Eligible Course or Subjects: PhD degree in Childhood in Iron and Viking Age Scandinavia offered by the university
- Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the following criteria:
- Previous research experience with the periods, regions, and/or themes of the Body-Politics project.
- Experience working with primary archaeological sources of evidence, e.g. skeletal remains, objects and/or excavation data.
- Ability to read a Scandinavian language, or aptitude to learn.
- A previous study of either late prehistoric/early medieval northern Europe OR archaeological approaches to childhood.
How to Apply
- How to Apply: To apply for the programme, students must be admission to the PhD degree programme at the University of Leicester. After being registered, candidates will use the ‘Apply’ button to apply for the award.
- Supporting Documents: Students must have to submit the following:
- Degree Certificates and Transcripts
- Details of any study currently being undertaken
- Covering letter including a brief personal statement outlining your background and motivation (2-page max)
- Research proposal
- Enter contact details of two academic referees in the boxes provided or upload reference letters if already obtained
- Include the Studentship project title and project supervisor name in the space provided in the Proposal section.
- Admission Requirements: Applicants must have a required UK bachelor’s degree with at least 2:1 in a relevant subject or international equivalent or a strong master’s degree in archaeology or a closely related discipline.
- Language Requirement: Students need to demonstrate that they have a good level of written and spoken English.
This 3-year ERC Studentship provides:
- UK/International tuition fee waiver
- Annual stipend of £16,500
- Research allowance (for books, conferences, etc.) to be used in discussion with PI