Punjab Research Group

Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies

Posted in PhD Studentship by Pippa on September 19, 2014

PhD Studentships

Funded by the German federal and state governments’ Excellence Initiative, the Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies will admit up to fifteen PhD students to its doctoral programme, which is to begin on 1 October 2015. Up to ten of these candidates will receive a Graduate School grant; the other candidates will be supported in their search for funding.

The formal prerequisite for application to the programme is a master’s degree in one of the disciplines represented at the Graduate School, with ranking, where applicable, of above average (or German Magister or Diplom, with a grade of “very good”). Candidates are expected to submit an outline of the proposed dissertation project (maximum 6 pages, with a summary of no more than half a page), to include a short description of the topic, its relevance to the field, and its theoretical and methodological orientation, as well as a preliminary work schedule.

As English will be the primary language of communication, students are expected to have advanced English-language proficiency. In addition, students must demonstrate proficiency in the language(s) relevant to their projects. It is assumed that language skills can be improved during the course of the doctoral programme.

The application deadline is 15 November 2014.

Further details: http://www.bgsmcs.fu-berlin.de/en/application1/index.html

Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership at DMU

Posted in PhD Studentship by Pippa on September 19, 2014

A great opportunity for UK/EU students. Have a look at the website for further details but if you are interested in developing a PhD project related to Punjab, Partition, women’s history in Pakistan or more broadly in another area of South Asian history please contact Dr Pippa Virdee (pvirdee@dmu.ac.uk) to discuss this further.

Offering you cross-institutional supervision, training, mentoring and career support to ensure that you produce world-leading research and maximise your career potential.

The Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) is a collaboration between De Montfort University and the universities of Nottingham, Nottingham Trent, Leicester, Birmingham and Birmingham City. This newly launched programme will provide you with combined research expertise for the personal and professional development, creating the next generation of arts and humanities doctoral researchers.

Through the partnership we aim to deliver excellence in all aspects of research supervision and training. We will assist you in acquiring the best supervision for your field of research, you will have access to a wide range of facilities and support networks across our campuses.

Visit DMU: http://www.dmu.ac.uk/research/midlands3cities-dtp/m3c.aspx

Visit http://www.midlands3cities.ac.uk to find out about this unique programme.

35 Doctoral studentships at Lund University

Posted in PhD Studentship by santhyb on February 17, 2012

17 PhD positions at Umeå University, Sweden

Posted in PhD Studentship, Vacancies by santhyb on February 17, 2012

The Faculty of Arts at Umeå University is looking to explore new topics in the arts and humanities and we are building strong research areas for the future. We are now employing 17 PhD students as part of the strategic work to make research in the arts and humanities in Umeå even stronger.

PhD students are embedded in the Graduate School of Humanities<http://www.humfak.umu.se/utbildning/utbildning-pa-forskarniva/humanistisk-forskarskola/>. All PhD students have a fixed annual sum to cover expenses such as conference traveling, data collection, and to attend international summer and winter schools, etc. In addition to thorough research training, the graduate school offers a variety of courses aimed at improving professional, general, and personal skills. The programmes start on September 3, 2012. PhD students with a profile in educational science (Educational Work, Language Teaching and Learning, and Educational History and History Didactics) will also have access to courses and seminars in The research school in educational science<http://www.use.umu.se/forskning/forskarskola/>.

See: http://www8.umu.se/umu/aktuellt/arkiv/lediga_tjanster/313-23-35-12b.html#eng

6 PhD Scholarships at the Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures, University of Hamburg

Posted in PhD Studentship by hassanjavid on November 16, 2011

The Graduate School of the “Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures” (CSMC, Integriertes Graduiertenkolleg im Sonderforschungsbereich 950 “Manuskriptkulturen in Asien, Afrika und Europa”) at the University of Hamburg invites applications for:

6 PH. D. Scholarships (2012-2015)

Scholarships of Euro 1.365 per month (tax free) are granted for a period of three years, starting April 1st, 2012. Additional support according to individual need is available.

The CSMC is a unique research centre for the historical and comparative study of manuscript cultures in Asia, Africa, and Europe building on decades of manuscript studies at the University of Hamburg. It was recently established with a generous grant from the German Research Association (DFG) in order to develop a comprehensive approach to manuscript cultures including disciplines such as philology, palaeography, codicology, art history, and material analysis.

Communication in the international research community of the Centre is conducted in English, Ph. D. (Dr. phil.) dissertations should be written in English or German.

Information can be found on the Centre’s webpage which will be continually updated: http://www.manuscript-cultures.uni-hamburg.de <http://www.manuscript-cultures.uni-hamburg.de/>

We are looking for highly qualified and highly motivated Ph. D. students with an M.A. or equivalent degree in all disciplines studying manuscript cultures regardless of region. Applications from candidates expecting to finish their degree before April 2012 are welcome.

Applications with a research proposal compatible with the programme of the Centre’s objectives, CV and copies of B.A., M.A. or other relevant certificates must be sent to the Director of the Graduate School before December 31st, 2011: Prof. Dr. Oliver Huck, Fakultät für Geisteswissenschaften, CSMC, Edmund-Siemers-Allee 1, 20146 Hamburg, Germany or
via email to oliver.huck@uni-hamburg.de<mailto:oliver.huck@uni-hamburg.de>.

PhD studentships

Posted in PhD Studentship by Pippa on May 8, 2010

A number of masters and PhD studentships available at Northumbria University, UK across the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, and some with a specific focus upon Punjab and South Asia. Masters studentships pay fees only while PhD studentships provide a bursary of £13,500 and pay full time UK fees in full.
Full details can be viewed at http://www.northumbria.ac.uk/researchandconsultancy/graduateschool/prospectivepgrs/studentships/sass/.
For details of those that relate to Punjab and South Asia, please contact Dr Steve Taylor: stephen.a.taylor@northumbria.ac.uk

University of Aberdeen Global Empires Post-Graduate Research Project

Posted in PhD Studentship by Pippa on February 28, 2010

The post-graduate research project below may well be of interest

In recent years across a range of disciplines, empire has become a paradigm for rethinking a globalized world. In this context, the University of Aberdeen is pleased to advertise a number of Masters (fees
only) and Doctoral (fees and partial maintenance) Studentships within a broader interdisciplinary project on the ‘Ideas, Practices, and Impacts of Global Empires’. This brings together a supervisory team drawn from History, Anthropology, Hispanic Studies, International Relations, and the University’s museums. Within the project, we are interested in a number of themes: cross cultural encounters and collecting; material culture and visual representations of encounters; trade, migration, and empire; the ideologies of empires; and resistance and the ends of empires. Our areas of focus include: the British and American empires (especially Canada, the American South, South Asia, South Africa and the Antipodes); empires past and present in Latin America; Holy Roman Empire; modern German empires within and beyond Europe; Russia, especially Soviet Russia, including Russian informal empires; and competing imperialisms in East Asia. We invite applications from candidates with research interests (interdisciplinary or within the disciplines named above) touching one or more of these themes and areas.
See Further: http://www.abdn.ac.uk/cass/graduate/funding/research/empires

CISA Mellon Doctoral and Post Doctoral Fellowships

Posted in PhD Studentship, Research Fellowships by Pippa on February 16, 2010

Mellon Fellowships: Doctoral (2) and Postdoctoral  (2), on themes of the Indian Ocean and Histories of the Global South, The Centre for Indian Studies in Africa, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa.

The Centre for Indian Studies in Africa and the Mellon Chair in Indian Studies at the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg calls for applications for two Post doctoral and two Ph.D. fellowships around the themes of the Indian Ocean and Histories of the Global South. The Centre( http://www.cisa-wits.org.za ) is interested in promoting interdisciplinary and comparative transnational work looking at the connected histories of colonialism, capital, labour, religion as well as post colonial ideologies and formations in Africa, Asia and South East Asia. Selected candidates will work closely with the Director of the Centre and the Chair in Indian Studies on their own research and the intellectual agenda of the Centre in terms of workshops and conferences.

To apply: Submit applications with a detailed CV, a statement of proposed research (1500 words maximum) and three letters of reference to:

Merle Govind, The Centre for Indian Studies in Africa c/o African Literature Department, University of the Witwatersrand, Private Bag 3 Wits 2050, Johannesburg, South Africa. or electronic applications can be sent to: Merle.Govind@wits.ac.za

Further details: www.cisa-wits.org.za Closing date: 15 March 2010

15 PhD Scholarships at the Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen

Posted in PhD Studentship by Pippa on December 28, 2009

The Graduate School of the Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen is inviting applications for 15 PhD scholarships all starting 1 September 2010 for a period of up to three years. Applications must relate to one of the nine research topics mentioned below.

  1. Pedagogical and/or Technical Audiology (Subject area 1: Scandinavian Studies, Linguistics)
  2. Media, Citizenship and Rhetoric (Subject area 2: Education, Philosophy, Rhetoric, Film and Media Studies)
  3. Power, Knowledge and Politics in Europe and the European Cultural Area (Subject area 3: History, Archaeology, Ethnology, Greek and Latin)
  4. Cultural Memory and the Construction of Individual Identities in the Modern World (Subject area 4: Middle Eastern Studies, Asian Studies, Arctic Studies, Study of Religions, Native American Languages and Cultures, Eastern European Studies, Minority Studies, Comparative Cultural Studies)
  5. Transnational and Migration Studies (Subject area 5: English, German and Romance Studies)
  6. Cultural Memory: Aesthetics and Functions (Subject area 6: Art History, Theatre Studies, Dance Studies, Comparative Literature, Musicology)
  7. Primary Sources for the Study of the Scandinavian Languages (Subject area 7: Old Norse-Icelandic, Dialect Studies, Name Studies, Runology)
  8. Language Technology (Subject area 8: Language Technology)
  9. The Human Factor in Climate Change (Subject area defined by topic)

 Closing date for applications: 4 February 2010 at 12 noon (Central European time).

Further information: http://www.humanities.ku.dk/research/PhD/Announcements/

Doctoral scholarships

Posted in PhD Studentship by Pippa on November 7, 2009

The Open University – studentships

Posted in PhD Studentship by Pippa on July 14, 2009

To celebrate The Open University’s 40th anniversary we are offering a number of research studentships to further enhance our excellent research agenda.

These new studentships will provide an opportunity for the best candidates to work alongside leading academics and research staff on projects that will inspire you and shape our research portfolio.

The studentships will cover all fees for three years plus an annual stipend. Our studentships are available for outstanding national or international students in subjects as diverse as astrobiology and technology-enabled learning.

The studentships are tenable from 1 October 2009 and suitable candidates should have or expect to graduate with a minimum 2:1 honours degree.

Projects are available across all faculties and in our research centres.

For full details of available studentships see  http://www.open.ac.uk/cam/studentships/

The Jameel Scholarships – The Centre for the Study of Islam in the UK

Posted in PhD Studentship by Pippa on July 3, 2009

The Islam-UK Centre at Cardiff University is pleased to invite applications for the newly-established Cardiff University Jameel Scholarships.

Founded in 2005, the Islam-UK Centre works towards the promotion of better understanding of Islam and the life of Muslims in Britain, through high quality teaching and research. Its activities address issues which are central to the situation of Muslims in contemporary Britain. The Centre provides unique training and research opportunities for Muslims and non-Muslims alike.

With the help of a very generous gift to the University, The Jameel Scholarships have been established to enable the very best students to come to Cardiff – those who have the intellect and determination to apply their knowledge for the benefit of Muslim communities in the UK, and to promote better understanding of Islam in wider society.

Full scholarship details and specific eligibility conditions can be found online at: http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/relig/research/researchcentres/csi/scholarships/index.html

Closing date for Scholarship applications: 24 July 2009.

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