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Scholarships and funding

There are a range of options for funding your research degree in the Department of Geography.

 

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AHRC PhD Studentships

 

The Department of Geography participates in the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) TECHNE doctoral training partnership. Studentships are available in the fields of archaeology (including scientific archelogy), cultural geography (including historical geography), and development studies, among other areas.

For further information, please contact the Director of Graduate Studies (Admissions and Recruitment), Dr Innes M. Keighren, or Professor Veronica della Dora (for cultural geography), Professor Felix Driver (for historical geography), Dr Ian Matthews (for archaeology), or Professor Katie Willis (for development studies).

The deadline for applications for 2018/19 entry is 21 January 2018. Please consult the application guidelines.

   

 

AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Awards


The Department of Geography has an excellent track record of securing funding for collaborative PhD projects under the AHRC CDA and CDP schemes in partnership with major cultural institutions.

In the past, students and supervisors have worked with institutions such as the British Library, the British Museum, the Museum of London, the Natural History Museum, the Royal Geographical Society, the Science Museum, and the Victoria and Albert Museum.

For further information, please contact the Director of Graduate Studies (Admissions and Recruitment), Dr Innes M. Keighren.

 

ESRC PhD Studentships 

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The Department of Geography participates in the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) South East Network for Social Sciences. Studentships are available in the thematic areas of Development Studies and in Human Geography.

For further information, please contact the Director of Graduate Studies (Admissions and Recruitment), Dr Innes M. Keighren.

The deadline for applications for 2018/19 entry is 21 January 2018. Please consult the application guidelines.

 

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The Department of Geography participates in the London Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) Doctoral Training Partnership. Studentships are available in the thematic areas of Earth, Atmosphere and Ocean Processes and Past Life and Environments.

For further information, please contact Professor Danielle Schreve

The deadline for applications for 2018/19 entry is 8 January 2018. Please consult the application guidelines.

 

NERC DTP studentships

 

Applications are sought for two fully-funded London NERC DTP studentships (for a September 2018 start) that will be based at Royal Holloway University of London. One studentship will be in the Department of Earth Sciences and the other will be awarded in open competition between Earth Sciences, the School of Biological Sciences and the Department of Geography.  A list of projects can be consulted here.  Candidates are strongly advised first  to check their eligibility for NERC funding on the London NERC DTP website and to make contact with the relevant lead supervisor when preparing their application.  Email contact details can be found for staff in Geography.  

Applications should be made through Royal Holloway's online system, Royal Holloway Direct, by the closing date of 11am on 8th January 2018. Please state clearly the department and project for which you are applying (each project has a unique identifier) and include a supporting statement as to why you wish to study your selected project, your CV, copies of your transcripts or degree certificate(s) and details of TWO referees, including contact email addresses.  Candidates shortlisted for interview will be notified before the end of January 2018 and interviews will be held at Royal Holloway in mid-February 2018.

The successful applicants will join Cohort 5 of the London NERC DTP in September 2018 and will participate alongside the rest of the cohort in selected training opportunities in their first year, including Induction Week, Skills Fridays at the Natural History Museum and the 10 day California fieldtrip. Full details of the training can be found on the London NERC DTP website.

 

From time to time the Department of Geography is able to offer college-funded scholarships and fee waivers to prospective postgraduate students. When such funding is available, application details will be posted here.

For further information, please contact the Director of Graduate Studies (Admissions and Recruitment), Dr Innes M. Keighren.

 

 

For information about scholarships available to international students, please visit the college’s international scholarships page.

 


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