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Royal Holloway scholarships and awards for Postgraduate MPhil/ PhD candidates.

Posted on 03/12/2012

The deadline for applications is 7 February 2015.

Those intending to study for a PhD in the Department of Drama and Theatre are able to apply for Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) studentships and for College studentships through a single process. The AHRC studentships (stipend and fee waiver) are offered through the TECHNE Doctoral Training Partnership (http://www.techne-research.co.uk), which is led by Royal Holloway and comprises six other universities in London and the South East. The Department of Drama and Theatre is also able to recommend students for College studentships (which may consist of a stipend and fee waiver or just a fee waiver). Approximately £380,000 is available for postgraduate studentships across the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. In the main College scholarships will be awarded by a Faculty Panel to students who are unsuccessful in their application for a TECHNE scholarship.

As a renowned world-class institution, Royal Holloway is committed to supporting and developing the next generation of researchers. We recognise that funding is often an obstacle for talented students, and for this reason we have a wide range of Royal Holloway scholarships available to research students starting in 2015. So if you’re enthusiastic about pursuing a research degree but are concerned about how to finance it, a Royal Holloway Scholarship can lighten the load.

Royal Holloway's Drama Department is one of the top research departments in the UK and has an international reputation for excellence. We have a large cohort of research students who create a strong academic community. Our discipline specific program of training helps students to interact. Our students take a leading role in the research culture of the Department, collaborating in the activities of research groups and projects, sharing their own research with staff and peers. The Department is able to make a number of scholarship awards this year to students accepted for the MPhil/PhD degree.

The core RHUL College scholarships for 2015 are as follows:

Crosslands scholarships: The Department can offer four of these awards, which offer payment of fees at the Home/EU rate and £5,000 to cover maintenance. Recipients of this award are required to teach or undertake similar work for 2-3 hours per week.

Additionally, students pursuing doctoral study in Drama and Theatre are alerted to the following further funding possibilities:

Match funding: Where students can obtain 50% of the value of a Reid scholarship from an external funding partner (i.e. slightly under £10k x 3 years), the College will consider applications to commonly offer match funding to make up the full value of a Reid scholarship.

Research Theme Reid Scholarships: In December 2012, Royal Holloway formally launched five major research themes. As part of that commitment, five Reid PhD Scholarships (HEU fee waiver and £15,590 per annum maintenance for three years FT equivalent) will be offered per year.

 

The five research themes are:

 • ‘Identity, Place and Mobility’

 • ‘Creativity’

 • ‘Society, Representation and Cultural Memory’

 • ‘Health, Human Bodies and Behaviour’

 • ‘Security and Sustainability’

 

Every theme will have attached to it one Reid studentship per year, and one distinctive feature of the successful applicants will be that they will have a supervisory team composed of supervisors in two separate academic departments. Academic staff in the Drama and Theatre Department will be happy to advise on possible partners. Recipients of these awards will have duties that include the furthering of interdisciplinarity within the College.

 

Overseas partnership: The College will consider a fee reduction where students are funded by an overseas government or similar national organization.

Match funding: Where students can obtain 50% of the value of a Reid scholarship from an external funding partner (i.e. slightly under £10k x 3 years), the College will consider applications to commonly offer match funding to make up the full value of a Reid scholarship.

Please note that students can only be considered for college funding after their MPhil/PhD application form has been processed and a putative supervisor has been allocated. If you wish to be considered for a departmental award, please notify the Postgraduate Administrator Ally Williams (Ally.Williams@rhul.ac.uk). There is no need to submit a separate application form for this purpose, though students sometimes like to submit a revised proposal after contact with their intended supervisor.

You are welcome to contact the Department informally before submitting a formal application. You may do this either by writing to a specific member of staff who has appropriate research interests, or by contacting the Postgraduate Administrator. For staff research interests and contact details, please see the Drama webpages.

PLEASE NOTE: The deadline for applications considered for all awards is 7 February 2015. 



   
 
 
 

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