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Sources of Funding for Postgraduate Research

Posted on 12/01/2012

The Department of Classics and Philosophy is pleased to announce five scholarships for postgraduate students commencing their studies in 2012-13.

(1) One AHRC Doctoral Award for PhD study, subject to confirmation by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. For UK students, the award covers tuition fees for the duration of the grant, plus an annual stipend (exact value to be announced). The award is open to full-time or part-time students. EU students are eligible for consideration for a fees-only award.

(2) One Reid Scholarship for PhD study. The award offers a tuition fee reduction at the Home/EU rate for up to three years full-time (six years part-time) and a maintenance award of up to £13,250 p.a.. The award is open to Home/EU and overseas students.

(3) Three Crossland Scholarships for PhD study. Each of these offers a maintenance award of £5,000 p.a. for up to three years full-time (six years part-time) together with a fee waiver at the Home/EU rate. The awards are open to Home/EU and overseas students, who may offset the maintenance award against tuition fee payments.

The above scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence. For the PhD awards, particular attention will be paid to the quality of the research proposal.

Applications may be in any area of study relevant to the classical world or its reception. Other things being equal, preference may be given to applications which come within the remit of the Department’s two Research Centres, the Centre for Oratory and Rhetoric and the Centre for the Reception of Greece and Rome.

Applications in Modern Philosophy should be directed to the Department of Politics and International Relations, where Philosophy will be housed from September 2012. The Classics Department continues to welcome applications in the area of Ancient Philosophy. Applications for the MA in Late Antique and Byzantine Studies should be directed to the Department of History.

To be considered for one of the above awards, applications must be submitted through the College’s on-line application system by Friday 16th March 2012. There is no separate application form for the awards; all applications arriving by 16th March will be considered automatically. Applicants are strongly recommended to consult their prospective supervisor and/or the Director of Graduate Studies before finalising their application.

For enquiries relating to the above awards, please contact the Director of Graduate Studies, Professor Jonathan Powell J.Powell@rhul.ac.uk.



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