Durham University is inviting applications for Faculty of Arts & Humanities doctoral studentships. International and home/EU students can apply.
The aim of The grant is to enable and encourage academically able students from any nationality.
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Durham University is distinctive – a residential Collegiate university with long traditions and modern values. They seek the highest distinction in research and scholarship and are committed to excellence in all aspects of education and transmission of knowledge.
The University accepts IELTS, TOEFL iBT, Cambridge Proficiency (CPE), Cambridge Advanced (CAE) and the Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic as preferred English Language proficiency tests.
- Application Deadline: January 9, 2019
- Course Level: Studentships are available to pursue doctoral degree programme.
- Study Subject: Studentships are awarded within the Faculty of Arts & Humanities at Durham University.
- Award: Durham Doctoral Awards are tenable for three years full-time or five years part-time, and offer the following financial support package:1. an annual maintenance allowance at Research Council rates;2. fees at overseas rate.
In addition, departments may be able to offer paid teaching and/or research assistance opportunities.
- Nationality: International students
- Number of Awards: A limited number of Durham Doctoral Studentships
- The award can be taken in UK
- Eligible Countries: International and home/EU students can apply.
- Entrance Requirements: Applicants from anywhere in the world are eligible for Durham Doctoral Studentships. Home/EU applicants to Durham should not apply for a DDS; instead they should for an AHRC Northern Bridge studentship (http://www.northernbridge.ac.uk/studentships/eligibility/). Northern Bridge applicants at Durham will automatically be entered into the DDS competition as well. Students from outside the UK/EU are not eligible to apply to Northern Bridge. To be eligible for a Durham Doctoral Studentship, you must have applied to one of the Faculty’s departments or school for the 2019–20 academic year. *Please note: that the award cannot be deferred and it is assumed that successful candidates will start in October 2019.
- English Language Requirements: The University accepts IELTS, TOEFL iBT, Cambridge Proficiency (CPE), Cambridge Advanced (CAE) and the Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic as preferred English Language proficiency tests. All qualifications must normally be taken within two years of the start of the academic programme (except where an extension applies, please see footnote below for details) to meet the academic requirements of the University.
- The mode of applying is online.
How to Apply: To apply for Durham Doctoral Studentship, you will need to complete Durham University’s on-line application form (https://www.dur.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/apply/), and to state that you wish to be considered for a Durham Doctoral Studentship when the form asks you to indicate how you intend to fund your studies. If you have already submitted an application, please contact your prospective department and inform them that you wish to be considered for DDS funding.
All applicants applying for a studentship award need to include within the relevant section of the online application form a summary of the research project they plan to conduct. The proposal should not exceed 750 words in length and must set out the following:
- The research questions or problems that the research will address.
- The research context, i.e. the past and current research and award in the field.
- Bearing in mind the research context, the contribution to knowledge and understanding the project will make to the field, and a clear statement of the intellectual significance of the proposed research.
- The approach/methodology that will be employed and an explanation of why it is the most appropriate approach for addressing the research questions/problems.
* The resources and facilities that will be used during the research project, where they are located, and how they will be accessed.
The general deadline for receipt of applications is 5.00pm on Wednesday 9 January 2019.
***Please note: check your departmental website as they may set an earlier internal deadline for the receipt of applications. It is your responsibility to ensure that your application is submitted by the deadline of your chosen department.