Posted on 03/12/2013
Those intending to study for PhD in the Department are able to apply for Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) studentships to support projects which fall within the remit of the arts and humanities. Relevant subject areas include cultural and historical geography, development studies and archaeology. These 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. TECHNE offers a rich and diverse training programme for doctoral students with a focus on interdisciplinarity. The training programme is enhanced by input and placement opportunities provided by TECHNE’s 13 partner organisations (including the Barbican, Natural History Museum, Museum of London, BFI and Science Museum) in the cultural sector.
How to apply
Prospective doctoral students who are interested in applying for a studentship should proceed as follows:
1. Contact the Director of Graduate Studies (Prof David Simon) or Prof Phil Crang (cultural geography), Prof Felix Driver (historical geography), Dr Ian Matthews (archaeology) or Prof Katie Willis (development studies) to talk informally about your research proposal and what supervision might be available.
2. If the Department agrees that the proposal may be suitable for a TECHNE studentship, complete both a College application form and a TECHNE application form. The deadline is the 19th February 2014. The College application form is available from http://www.rhul.ac.uk/studyhere/postgraduate/applying/howtoapply.aspx and the TECHNE application form are from http://www.rhul.ac.uk/studyhere/researchdegrees/feesandfunding/scholarships/ahrc.aspx
3. When completed please send your TECHNE application form to Prof David Simon.
You should hear in early April whether the Department will be forwarding your application for consideration by TECHNE. If your application does go forward to TECHNE you will hear in early May whether or not it has been successful.
Please direct any further enquiries about Postgraduate Research in the Department of Geography to Karen Oliver (Karen.Oliverrhul.ac.uk) or Liz Hamilton (Liz.Hamilton@rhul.ac.uk), Postgraduate Administrators.