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Social Anthropology Research Studentship at Brunel University London in UK, 2018

The Brunel University London is delighted to offer Social Anthropology Studentship for full time, fixed term study for 4 years to start on 1 May 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The main project has two key aims: 1) to explore how global conservation is being re(con)figured and ‘scaling up’ to meet the challenges and possibilities presented by the so-called ‘Anthropocene’; and 2) to figure out ‘the Anthropocene’ by examining how it is experienced, conceptualized, produced, contested, or refused in multiple ethnographic settings.

University’s goal is to provide over £110,000 of financial support to exceptional students. Scholarship holders will go on to represent Brunel as ambassadors throughout their time at the University.

Brunel University London is a public research university located in Uxbridge, London, United Kingdom. Founded in 1966, it was named after the Victorian engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Brunel’s campus is located on the outskirts of Uxbridge.

Scholarship Description: 

  • Application Deadline: January 14, 2018
  • Course Level: Studentship is available to pursue research programme.
  • Study Subject: University is inviting applications for a studentship in the following area: “Orangutan rescue in ‘the Anthropocene’: socialites, politics, moralities” led by Dr. Liana Chua at Brunel University London. It is a part of the European Research Council-funded project, refiguring conservation in/for ‘the Anthropocene’: the global lives of the orangutan.
  • Scholarship Award: The studentship is for full time, fixed term study for 4 years to start on 1 May 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter. Successful applicants will be awarded full tuition fees at the Home/EU rate plus a starting stipend of £15,279 p.a. plus fieldwork and some conference expenses.
  • Nationality: Home/EU students
  • Number of Scholarships: Numbers not given.
  • Scholarship can be taken in the UK

Eligibility for the Scholarship: 

Eligible Countries: Home/EU students are eligible to apply for this scholarship.

Entrance Requirements: To be eligible for this scholarship you must meet the following requirements:

The successful candidate should hold an excellent first degree in anthropology or a closely related discipline. S/he must be able to engage critically and creatively with relevant theoretical and conceptual frameworks within anthropology, as well as with conservation debates and literature. S/he should also be highly motivated, able to work independently and as part of a team, and have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Prior knowledge of Indonesian would be an advantage but is not necessary at this stage.

English Language Requirements: Applicants must have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Prior knowledge of Indonesian would be an advantage but is not necessary at this stage.

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Application Procedure: 

How to Apply: Please submit a CV, cover letter and writing sample (e.g. an essay) together with two references to Liana.Chua-at-brunel.ac.uk.

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