Marie Curie Doctoral Studentship in African History, 2013/4

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The History Department at the University of Warwick is able to offer a 3-year doctoral scholarship for research on the Environmental History of Africa, commencing in October 2013, under the supervision of Professor David Anderson.The studentship is awarded in resilience in east African landscapes. Three years studentship covers fees (paid directly) and a living allowance, monthly mobility allowance, field costs and travel expenses. PhD studentship is taken at several European and African universities and institutions. PhD studentship is offered at Warwick will be expected to start at 30 September 2013. Applications should be submitted till 21 June 2013.. This is a multidisciplinary and multi-partner research project entitled ‘Resilience in East African Landscapes: Identifying critical thresholds and sustainable trajectories – past, present and future’ (REAL), which is an EU funded Marie Curie Initial Training Network (ITN). The doctoral award in History at Warwick is one of several grants within the project to support Early Stage Researchers (ESRs). To fulfill Marie Curie mobility requirements applicants must at the time of recruitment by the host organization not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc) in the country of their host organization for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the commencement of the award in October 2013. (Compulsory national service and/or short stays such as holidays are not taken into account).. This studentship is for pursuing PhD degree level.
The research areas of this scholarship are: The studentship is provided for multidisciplinary and multi-partner research project entitled ”Resilience in East African Landscapes: Identifying critical threshold and sustainable trajectories – past, present and future (REAL)”.
Who can apply to this scholarship? Applicants will hold a First Class or Upper Second class BA or BSc degree, and a Masters degree in History, Environmental Studies, Geography, African Studies, or in a cognate subject, the latter to have been received no earlier than October 2009.
Benefits of the scholarship: The scholarship will cover fees (paid directly) and a living allowance to the value of £37,831 gross per annum, provided through an employment contract adhering to standard FP7 Marie Curie guidelines. The scholarship will also provide an additional monthly mobility allowance depending on family situation. Project funds will also cover field costs and travel.
More information about the fellowship:
Duration: The History Department at the University of Warwick is able to offer a 3-year doctoral scholarship for research.
Number of scholarships: Not Known

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