Punjab Research Group

Travel grants for research in India – deadline 31 March 2013

Posted in Funding opportunities by gsjandu on February 21, 2013

The Indian National Trust for Arts and Cultural Heritage (INTACH UK Trust) offers financial support for students who as part of their study need to travel to India to undertake research. Awards are made twice yearly and the next application deadline is 31 March 2013. We support research in all areas of cultural heritage, archaeology, architecture, dance, music, literature and much more. We particularly welcome scholarship applications which focus on skills development and capacity building.

Applications for travel grants, or for grants to support conservation or research work, are invited twice a year on 31st March and 30th September. In some circumstances applications received between these dates will be considered. Only applicants who are UK citizens are eligible for INTACH UK Trust grants.

 Scholarships may cover air passage to India and in some cases subsistence allowance, internal travel, and payment of fees to approved institutions. 

All applications for scholarships will need to be endorsed by two appropriate, suitably qualified or experienced people who can act as referees for the applicants. Grants for conservation work will not normally cover the entire cost of projects and grants will therefore need to be supported by funds from other sources. As applications for support normally greatly exceed available funds, INTACH UK Trust supports those projects or proposals which it considers best fit its remit, demonstrate good practice and offer the prospect of delivering significant conservation benefits. 

For more information on these grants and for an application form please see INTACH UK Trust Travel Grants

Thank you, and kind regards

 Sheila Christie

Office Manager


70 Cowcross Street

London EC1M 6EJ

Monday to Thursday 9.30am to 1pm

020 7566 0031


Post Grad Research Project – University of Aberdeen Global Empires Post

Posted in Research Fellowships by harjant on February 21, 2010

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.

Available studentships 2010-11:

3 x Home Fees PhD Studentships

2 x Research Preparation Masters Studentships


3 x Home Fees PhD Studentships

2 x Research Preparation Masters Studentships

In addition, the committee awarding studentships for the project will be able to allocate some funds towards maintenance.

Closing date: Friday 30 April

Code: RPAS2009NOV03

Please ensure that you quote this code on your application form under ‘Intended Source of Funding’ if you wish to be considered for funding under this research theme

For further details of the bid, and potential supervisors across the named disciplines, please visit:


Informal enquiries should be sent to a.dilley@abdn.ac.uk (Dr Andrew Dilley, Lecturer in History)

(Training) Research Methods in the Study of Contemporary Religion 6th-10th September 2010

Posted in Conferences by harjant on February 10, 2010

The Centre for Religion and Contemporary Society at Birkbeck College, and the AHRC/ESRC Religion and Society programme is collaborating to run a residential training event for PhD students involved in the empirical study of contemporary/modern religion. This is a major training initiative, at which leading academics in the UK will be leading sessions on a range of issues including: theorising religion and the role of the researcher of religion, choosing/combining research methods, the research agenda for religion and contemporary society, sampling, using quantitative data-sets, rigour and validity, ethical and political contexts of researching religion, ethnography, visual methods, researching religion and media, and studying spaces and objects. Confirmed speakers include Linda Woodhead, Kim Knott, David Voas, Sophie Gilliat-Ray and Peter Collins.

The event is open to PhD students working across a wide range of disciplines including theology and religious studies, sociology, anthropology, C20th religious history, social policy and geography. Students accepted on to this programme will have their residential costs and travel costs (within the UK) paid for by the project, and there will be no registration fee for those participating. Places at this event are limited, and students interested in attending should complete the application form at:  http://www.bbk.ac.uk/crcs/events/CRT_methods_event) and return this electronically to Peta Ainsworth (p.ainsworth@lancaster.ac.uk) by 19th February. Priority will be given to UK-based students in receipt of research council or other institutional studentships, and/or who can demonstrate a clear interest in empirical research in their work. The event will be run at St Catherine’s College in Oxford, with all meals and overnight accommodation provided at the College.

Any queries about this training programme can be sent to Prof Gordon Lynch, Birkbeck College (g.lynch@bbk.ac.uk)

Tagged with: ,
%d bloggers like this: