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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

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/

De Montfort University – PhD Studentships

Posted in PhD Studentship by Pippa on May 22, 2009

Faculty of Humanities

Up to seven fully funded sponsored PhD studentships are available to candidates.  Each of the studentships is available for three years full-time study.

Building on DMU’s excellent RAE outcomes, bursaries will be awarded to exceptional students who will work alongside experienced research teams in the following areas:

Feminism and adaptations; Media discourse; Scholarly editing; British cinema – international connections; Oral history and ethnic minority experiences of consumption; Movement and modernity; ElectroAcoustic resources and pedagogy

Further details on Oral history and ethnic minority experiences of consumption

This PhD project will investigate the emergence of a strong ethnic minority retailing environment in the city of Leicester in the post-war period, focusing, through the generation of new oral histories, on the use of ethnic minority shops by different immigrant groups. ‘Ethno-consumption’ is a growing field within migration and ethnicity studies and this project will bring aim to develop new insights into the study of immigrant communities which traditionally focus on themes such as integration, work, housing and religion. Shops, especially, are a vital but neglected part of ethnic minority history. While ethnic minority entrepreneurship has been receiving more academic attention, the historical consumer behaviour of ethnic minority populations, and this interaction with community and identity, still needs more research.

Key themes would include:

  • Different kinds of shops and the different functions they performed
  • How these shops linked to community life and ethnic identity
  • How interviewees remember and narrate their experiences of using these shops
  • Other kinds of ‘ethno-consumption’ experiences

Groups to be researched would focus on the South Asian population as the largest and most significant group in Leicester in terms of retailing, but could also include other groups, especially the post-war Polish population and the Caribbean community.

Enquiries should in the first instance go to the Research Degrees Office, De Montfort University, Leicester, LE1 9BH
Telephone: 0116 2506309. Web: www.dmu.ac.uk
Closing Date: 5 June 2009

30 Research scholarships at Brunel Unviersity

Posted in PhD Studentship by Pippa on May 22, 2009

Brunel is pleased to announce the expansion of its research scholarship scheme for 2009 to fully fund up to 30 PhD studentships across the full range of academic disciplines.

The prestigious Isambard Scholarships will be awarded to Home/EU students who demonstrate the potential for research excellence. Successful applicants will join a thriving research community, with Brunel’s recent success in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise confirming its international research standing.

Closing date: 19 June 2009


AHRC PHD Studentships in Historical or Cultural Geography at Royal Holloway

Posted in PhD Studentship by Pippa on April 27, 2009

The Department of Geography has been awarded an AHRC studentship in Historical or Cultural Geography and is seeking suitably qualified candidates to commence PhD research in the academic year 2009-10.  The studentship pays all fees and a full maintenance award ( £14 940 for 2008-9, subject to review) for a three year period of research.

The topic areas for applicants are open within those broad disciplinary orientations to the arts and humanities. We would welcome applications from masters students working on questions of diaspora, multiculturalism, transnationality, ethnicity. We would also very much welcome applications from non-Geographers who feel that cultural or historical geography would be a conducive disciplinary home for their work.

Applications from those in related disciplines with an interest in working in Geography are encouraged.  Potential applicants are strongly recommended to discuss their ideas with Professor Tim Cresswell, Director of Graduate Studies, Professor David Gilbert, Director of the Social and Cultural Geography research group, or another member of staff with related interests before making a formal application.

Applications must be made by June 15th 2009http://www.rhul.ac.uk/registry/admissions/applyonline.html
For more details of the Department and forms see: http://www.gg.rhul.ac.uk/

PhD fellowship at the Faculty of Humanities under ‘Asian Dynamics Initiative’

Posted in PhD Studentship by Pippa on March 24, 2009

Applicants are invited to submit proposals for a three-year PhD fellowship under the Asian Dynamics Initiative (ADI) at the University of Copenhagen. The PhD fellow will be enrolled at the Faculty of Humanities´ Graduate School and employed at the Faculty of Humanities. The PhD fellow will be affiliated with the Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies. Expected date of appointment is 1 September 2009.

The PhD fellow will also be affiliated with the Asian Dynamics Initiative, a new cross-faculty Asia focus at the University of Copenhagen. ADI aims at coordinating existing research and teaching on Asia as well as creating a common platform for interdisciplinary Asian studies. Seven research fields have been identified as anchor points for cutting edge research and teaching between the Social Sciences and the Humanities. The PhD project should relate to at least one of the designated research fields of the ADI which are:

1. Knowledge in transit
2. Security at global and local levels
3. Borders, territorialisation and regionalization
4. Belonging, citizenship and identities
5. Local responses to global challenges
6. The economics of the Asian challenge
7. Political institutions and culture

More information on ADI and the research fields at http://asiandynamics.ku.dk/english/

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Ph.D. Fellowship on Migration and Global Inequality

Posted in PhD Studentship by Pippa on March 24, 2009

The Graduate School at the Faculty of Humanities at University of Copenhagen, Denmark invites applications for a joint Ph.D. fellowship between the Faculty of Humanities, the Danish Institute of International Affairs, Copenhagen and the Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation.

The PhD Fellowship is awarded within the area of “Migration and global inequality” and is expected to be enrolled at the Graduate School at the Faculty of Humanities from Sep. 1, 2009. The PhD program is a three year program.

Proposals should explore the double process of flow and closure of globalization; the relationship between flows in terms of migration, instability, movement on the one hand, and attempts to fix these flows in terms of control and governing on the other. Furthermore, both empirical and normative aspects of these processes should be explored – just as fieldwork is encouraged.


For further information contact Nils Holtug, Centre for the Study of Equality and Multiculturalism, Department of Media, Cognition and Communication, tel. +45 35 32 88 81, e-mail nhol@hum.ku.dk , web: http://cesem.ku.dk/ and http://mef.ku.dk/, Njalsgade 80, DK-2300 Copenhagen S, Denmark.

The PhD fellow will also be affiliated with The Danish Research School in Philosophy, History of Ideas and History of Science, web: http://www.phis.ruc.dk/

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116 Arts and Humanities Research Council Postgraduate Awards across 16 Disciplines

Posted in Funding opportunities, PhD Studentship by Pippa on March 24, 2009

The University of Birmingham is pleased to announce its success in the Arts and Humanities Research Council  Block Grant Partnership Bid, and has been awarded 116 doctoral and masters awards over five years in the following discipline areas;

Archaeology, Classics and Ancient History, Cultural Studies, Dance Drama and Performing Arts, English Language and Literature, European Language and Culture, Film Digital Media and Production, French Language and Culture, German Language and Culture, History, History of Art Architecture and Design, Iberian and Latin American Language and Culture, Italian Language and Culture, Music, Philosophy, and Religious Studies.


For the 2009-2010 Academic year, 23 AHRC awards are available in 11 discipline areas. For details: http://www.as.bham.ac.uk/study/support/admin/pgr/PGScholarships-CAL.shtml


The closing date for receipt of applications is 27th March 2009

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PhD Fellowships at University of Copenhagen

Posted in News/Information, PhD Studentship by Pippa on January 13, 2009

The Faculty of Humanities´ Graduate School at the University of Copenhagen is inviting applications for 13 PhD fellowships starting September 1, 2009 for a period of up to three years.


PhD projects can be related to one of the following subject areas:


Scandinavian studies in literature, language or media, or ideally across the boundaries of these areas (Subject area 1: Nordic Philology, General and Applied Linguistics) 

IT and communication (Subject area 2: Education, Philosophy and Rhetoric, Film and Media Studies)


Themes within European culture and history in a global context (Subject area 3: History, Archaeology and Ethnology, Greek and Latin) 

Cultural memory and migration: The construction of nation, religion and history as rendered through exhibition, writing, canon, schoolbooks or other media (Subject area 4: Middle Eastern Studies, Asian Studies, Eskimology, History of Religion, native American Languages and Cultures, Eastern European Studies, Minority

Studies, Comparative Cultural Studies)


Globalization and transnational studies (Subject area 5: English, German and Romance Languages and Literature) 

Forms of cultural attention (Subject area 6: History, Theatre Research, Dance, Comparative Literature, Musicology)


Medieval and/or early-modern Scandinavian textual studies (Subject area 7: Old Norse, Dialect Research, name Research) 

Language technology, preferably within the strategic fields: language resources and tools (research infrastructure), cognitive science, knowledge systems and tools for multilinguality (Subject area 8: Language Technology)



Applications must be submitted on the appropriate form, which also stipulates the required enclosures to attach. Do not submit any written work. Application form and application guidelines are available at: http://www.humanities.ku.dk/research/phd/fellowships/



For any further questions contact the PhD Center, tel. +45 35 32 92 23, e-mail: phdcenter@hum.ku.dk, Room 10.1.22, Njalsgade 80, DK-2300 Copenhagen S, Denmark.

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PhD Research opportunities at Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany

Posted in News/Information, PhD Studentship by Pippa on January 13, 2009

The Research School established by the German Excellence Initiative and situated at Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany, offers interdisciplinary research opportunities within 11 thematic priorities. Within the thematic priority “Religion and Secularisation” two projects are announced:

1) Interactions between Fundamentalist Movements in the Context of a Conflict (more information: http://www.research-school.rub.de/cms/522.html)

2) Konfuzianismus und Religion (more information: http://www.research-school.rub.de/cms/532.html)

Research School scholarships are research assistantships for doctoral candidates offered as employment contracts. Net salary after taxes, social contributions and health insurance is typically 1,100 € per month. In addition, there is a 1,000 € p.a. lump sum payment to the scholars for consumables and travel.

Suitable candidates for scholarships are selected in a two stage process. Deadline for the 3rd international call for application is on January 31st 2009. The earliest start of funding will be May 1, 2009.

General information: http://www.research-school.rub.de/cms/scholarships.html.
Ruhr-University Research School Office
Maria Sprung
General Information
Building: FNO 01/144
Phone: ++49-(0)234-322-7890
Fax: ++49-(0)234-3214-912
Email: Maria.Sprung@uv.ruhr-uni-bochum.de 

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PhD Studentship in Migration Studies

Posted in Migration, News/Information, PhD Studentship by Pippa on January 7, 2009

University of Kent at Brussels, Brussels School of International StudiesUniversity of Kent‘s Brussels School of International Studies is a specialised postgraduate school offering advanced international studies in Brussels, Belgium. Our students benefit from the unique advantages of a prestigious degree from a renowned British University, with excellent opportunities for networking and professional advancement offered by our location in the cosmopolitan and politically important “Capital of Europe”.Brussels location and UKB’s faculty.University of Kent at Brussels or in providing research assistance.10 February 2009.

PhD studentship (tuition plus 9000 EUR per year) in Migration Studies available at the University of Kent at Brussels (www.kent.ac.uk/brussels). The three-year, full-time studentship will start in September 2009.


A candidate for the studentship in the newly-established PhD in Migration Studies will have a strong master’s degree, most likely in the social sciences, although others will also be considered, as appropriate. Applications are encouraged in particular on topics within Migration Studies which will make the most of UKB’s

The successful candidate will play a role in supporting the MA in Migration Studies at the

To be eligible for the studentship, candidates must first have been accepted to the MPhil/PhD in Migration Studies. Candidates should first apply for an MPhil/PhD by following the instructions as detailed on the following webpage: http://www.kent.ac.uk/brussels/index.html This application should be followed by a research proposal of ca. 1500-2000 words, CV, covering letter and two academic references. Inquiries concerning the application process may be directed at ukbapplications@kent.ac.uk.

Applicants should then send an email to Alastair Ross at acgr@kent.ac.uk, indicating their interest in being considered for the studentship.

Informal inquiries may be directed to Dr. Amanda Klekowski von Koppenfels at ak248@kent.ac.uk.

Closing date for applications for the studentship is

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