2013 University of Leicester PhD Studentship for UK/EU and International Applicants in Historical Studies

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University of Leicester, School of historical studies offers PhD studentship in historical studies for UK/EU and international applicants. These are fully-funded studentship for October 2013 entry. The studentship research grants are for the project the Carceral Archipelago: Transnational Circulations in Global Perspective, 1415-1960. Applicants must have a first-class or high upper second-class honours degree (or equivalent qualification) in history or a relevant discipline and meet the University’s standard English language entry requirements. The successful applicant will undertake case study research on Sakhalin (Russia), and will be supervised by Professor Clare Anderson and Dr Zoe Knox. It is expected that applicants will have a relevant Masters degree with merit or distinction or be able to show evidence that they will achieve this before October 2013.. The studentship is for full-time study only and applicants must be able to commence their studies in October 2013. School of Historical Studies, University of Leicester offers PhD Studentship in Historical Studies. The studentship arises from a €1.5 million European Research Council grant to Professor Clare Anderson, for the project The Carceral Archipelago: Transnational Circulations in Global Perspective, 1415-1960. This research project, which started March 2013, will take a case study and comparative approach to the history of imperial expansion, unfree labour, confinement, and their legacies through a focus on the history of penal colonies all over the world. It will employ a project manager and two postdoctoral researchers, and includes provision for the PhD studentship advertised here. The research student will focus on Sakhalin Island, Russia. This is an excellent opportunity for a student, passionate about history, with a background in history, another social science and/or RussianThis is an excellent opportunity for interested students to undertake their PhD research as part of a prestigious international research project. There will be superb opportunities for collaboration and networking, both nationally and internationally; for engagement in impact activities (notably the production of a Transportation Atlas, and content for the project website); for participation in the project conference and writing workshop; and for the publication of research as part of the project’s academic outputs..  The studentship is available for pursuing PhD degree level at University of Leicester.
The research areas of this scholarship are:  The studentship is provided in the field of historical studies. The successful applicant will undertake case study research on Sakhalin (Russia). The studentship research grants are for the project the Carceral Archipelago: Transnational Circulations in Global Perspective, 1415-1960.
Who can apply to this scholarship? This studentship is open to suitable UK/EU and International (i.e., outside the EU) applicants.
· Applicants must have a first
· class or high upper second
· class honours degree (or equivalent qualification) in history or a relevant discipline and meet the University’s standard English language entry requirements. It is expected that applicants will have a relevant Masters degree with merit or distinction or be able to show evidence that they will achieve this before October 2013.
· Applicants should have good Russian language skills.
· The studentship is for full
· time study only and applicants must be able to commence their studies in October 2013.
Benefits of the scholarship:  The studentship package is generous and include over a period of three years (36 months): -a tax-free stipend of £17,400 per year -additional funds for UK and international research travel -provision to attend one national and one international conference in the final year of registration -Please note that the successful applicant will be required to pay their tuition fees; the University’s research degree tuition fees are currently £3,828 for UK/EU applicants and £10,915 for international applicants.
More information about the fellowship:
Duration:  Scholarships are offered for over a period of three years (36 months).
Number of scholarships:  Not Known

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