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Sussex Humanities Lab Doctoral Research Scholarships at University of Sussex in UK, 2015

The Sussex Humanities Lab at the University of Sussex is inviting applications to study for a PhD. Total 4 Home/EU fully funded scholarships and 1 international fully funded scholarship or 5 Home/EU fully funded scholarships are offered for the academic year 2015-2016. Scholarship offers £14057 (2015-16) per annum tax-free bursary and a fee waiver each year for 3 years for full-time study. The application deadline is 27 May 2015.

Study Subject(s): Scholarships are awarded in the following areas: Digital Humanities, Digital Media, Media and Cultural Studies, Digital Cultures, Digital History, Digital Sociology, Digital Performance, Education and Social Work, Informatics (Humanities oriented).
Course Level:
Scholarships are available to pursue doctoral research programme.
Scholarship Provider: University of Sussex, UK
Scholarship can be taken at: UK

Eligibility: Proposals should align with one of the four strands (above) of the Sussex Humanities Lab and applicants will need to have received an offer from one of the following PhD courses by May 27th 2015: Media and Cultural Studies, History, Creative and Critical Practice, Art History, Social and Political Thought, Philosophy, Music/Music Theatre, Sociology/Education/Social Work. Applicants must commence their academic studies in the United Kingdom by the start of the spring term in January 2016. Applicants will be expected to hold, by January 2016, the UK equivalent of a first class honours degree and a Master’s degree graded at merit or above. Applicants must meet or ideally exceed the University’s English Language Requirements as set out in the postgraduate prospectus.

Scholarship Open for International Students: UK, Europe (Non-UK), International (Non-UK/EU) applicants are eligible to apply for this programme.

Scholarship Description: University of SussexThe Sussex Humanities Lab at the University of Sussex is pleased to invite applications to study for a PhD. We are offering 4 Home/EU fully funded scholarships and 1 International fully funded scholarship or 5 Home/EU fully funded scholarships depending on the applicants. The Humanities demand re-invention. Digital transformation means the objects of humanist study have changed. This project and programme of activities is designed to develop critiques, methodologies, and a tool ensuring this field is fit for the future. As our culture is re-born digital, old divisions that marked out criticism from history, music from paint, image from text, object from performance, have become increasingly archaic – legacies of the technologies of print and the medieval university. When all the forms of cultural production flow through the digital, the boundaries between them are reconfigured. This reality calls for us to re-imagine the humanities, and to build fields of study that transcend the computational and the aesthetic, informed by new digital objects of study, rather than by inherited disciplinary silos.

Number of award(s): University is offering 4 Home/EU fully funded scholarships and 1 International fully funded scholarship or 5 Home/EU fully funded scholarships depending on the applicants.

Duration of award(s): The duration of award is 3 years.

What does it cover? Scholarships include £14057 (2015-16) per annum tax-free bursary and a fee waiver each year for 3 years full-time study.

Selection Criteria: An internal panel of subject specialists from the Sussex Humanities Lab will judge the applications according to academic merit (academic record, quality of research proposal, fit of supervisory expertise). The decision of the panel is final.

Notification: Applicants will be informed of the outcome by 15th June 2015.

How to Apply: Please apply through the Sussex University on-line admissions system. You must state in the “Finance Information” section of the on-line admissions system that you are applying for the Sussex Humanities Lab Doctoral Research Scholarship and once you have been made an offer on the PhD it is essential that you email Jaime Huxtable to ensure your inclusion in the scholarship selection process.

Application Form

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 27 May 2015.

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