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SCMR Research Project Bursary at University of Sussex in UK, 2014

Applications are invited for postgraduate scholarship funded by Norwegian Research Council to study at University of Sussex. Students who have accepted a place or hold a firm offer in MA in Migration Studies, MA in Human Rights, MA in Anthropology, MA in Anthropology of Development and Social Transformation. The award includes EU fees, paid directly (worth £5,775) in the form of a fee waiver and a further £2,775 paid over 10 months. The application deadline is 22 August 2014.

Study Subject(s): Scholarship is available to study Migration Studies, Human Rights, Anthropology, Anthropology of Development and Social Transformation.
Course Level: Scholarship is available for pursuing postgraduate taught programme.
Scholarship Provider: Norwegian Research Council
Award can be taken at: UK

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Eligibility: Students who have accepted a place or hold a firm offer on any of the following courses are eligible for this application : MA in Migration Studies, MA in Human Rights, MA in Anthropology, MA in Anthropology of Development and Social Transformation. Applicants of any nationality are welcome to apply (though for non-EU students the fee waiver will only cover the EU level fees).

Open for International Students: UK, EU (Non-UK) and International (Non-EU/UK) applicants can apply for this postgraduate scholarship.

Description: This scholarship is funded through a grant from the Norwegian Research Council. It is part of a project called ‘Negotiating the Nation: Implications of ethnic and religious diversity for national identity’ that is coordinated by the Peace Research Institute in Oslo (PRIO). The successful applicant will work on a project on mosque construction in the UK. The project will last most of the year and the successful candidate would be encouraged to use it as the basis for their graduate thesis. Similar projects would take place in Norway and France under the project and there may be possibility for international coordination.

Number of award(s): Not Known

Duration of award(s): The duration of award is 10 months.

What does it cover? The award includes EU fees, paid directly (worth £5,775) in the form of a fee waiver and a further £2,775 paid over 10 months.

Selection criteria: Not Known

Notification: Shortlisted applicants will be informed on Tuesday August 26th and will be offered an interview by skype on Friday August 29th. All unsuccessful candidates will be informed by Monday September 1st.

How to Apply: Please send a CV and a covering letter of no more than 2 pages, stating why you are interested in this position and what you think you would contribute. Applicants should submit these documents as email attachments directly to global-at-sussex.ac.uk including ‘Negotiating the Nation bursary’ in the subject line.

Application Deadline: The application deadline is 22 August 2014.

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