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Marie Rodet firstname.lastname@example.org Sunday, November 18, 2012 Subject: SOAS PhD scholarships Dear all, For your information and for distribution, please find below information PhD funding available for next year's entry. Compared to last year the two main changes are the new SWIRE Scholarship and the AHRC Studentships. There will be seven AHRC studenships for Asian Language and Culture, History, History of Art, Architecture and Design, Linguistics, Middle Eastern and African Language & Culture and Religious Studies. Our History department should get one and has a fair chance for a second studentship, depending on the quality of the applications that we get. Best wishes,Konrad HirschlerReader in the History of the Near and Middle EastResearch Degree Convenorkh20@soas.ac.uk FUNDING FOR THE HISTORY PHD-PROGRAMME AT SOAS 2013-14 The SOAS History Department is one of the world’s major centres offering supervision for research degrees in African and Asian history. The Department provides opportunities for well-qualified applicants to join large groups of students and staff working in or around their specialist fields of history. For details of departmental research and the PhD programme see http://www.soas.ac.uk/history/programmes/phd/ Competitions for the following scholarships are now open: (1) Wolfson Postgraduate Scholarships in the Humanities SOAS has been selected as one of the few institutions in the UK to be awarded three Wolfson Postgraduate Scholarships in the Humanities. One scholarship is available for an applicant who is proposing to register for a History research degree at SOAS. The Wolfson Postgraduate Scholarship provides £26,000 per annum for tuition fees, living expenses and research/training costs. The applicant must be UK resident paying fees at the UK/EU rate. For details of the award scheme, see http://www.soas.ac.uk/registry/scholarships/wolfson-postgraduate-scholarships-in-the-humanities.html (2) AHRC Studentships SOAS has been successful in its bid to the AHRC and has been awarded seven Doctoral Studentships for 2013/14 in selected disciplines, including History. The AHRC studentship provides a full studentship award for UK residents (tuition fees and maintenance grant) and a fees-only studentship award for EU residents. For details of the award scheme, see http://www.soas.ac.uk/registry/scholarships/ahrc-block-grant-partnership-studentships-bgp.html (3) Swire Scholarship in Chinese History The SOAS History Department was awarded a PhD scholarship for modern Chinese History. The applicant will be expected to use the Swire Archive (located in the SOAS Library) as a reference. Details of the scholarship are yet to be finalized and will be published on http://www.soas.ac.uk/history/programmes/phd/ (How to apply) in the near future. (4) Doctoral scholarship One SOAS Doctoral Scholarship is available for a UK/EU- applicant who is proposing to register for a History research degree at SOAS. This scholarship will provide remission of the tuition fees only. For details of the award scheme, see http://www.soas.ac.uk/registry/scholarships/soas-doctoral-scholarships.html. (5) SOAS Research Scholarships Two scholarships, are available for students who are proposing to register full-time for a research degree at SOAS in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities. The SOAS Research Scholarship provides remission of tuition fees at the UK/EU rate and a maintenance allowance of £12,790 (2012/13 rate). For students paying the higher (overseas) tuition fees, the remaining tuition fees payable will normally be deducted from the maintenance allowance. For details of the award scheme, see http://www.soas.ac.uk/registry/scholarships/soas-research-student-fellowship.html (6) Further funding schemes Information on a range of other internal and external scholarships and bursaries can be found at: http://www.soas.ac.uk/registry/scholarships/ How to apply Candidates for these awards must apply both for the award(s) and for admission to the MPhil/PhD programme. Applications can be made at the same time. To apply for the programme go to http://www.soas.ac.uk/research/rsp/applying/ In order to be considered for a scholarship, your application for admission to the programme must be received preferably by 7 January. Scholarship applications must be received no later than 31 January 2013. Offers of admission are based on your qualifications and the strength of the research proposal. You are welcome to discuss your research proposal with a subject specialist in the Department (for contact details go to http://www.soas.ac.uk/history/staff/) or with the History Research Tutor Konrad Hirschler (email@example.com). -- Dr Marie Rodet Lecturer in the History of Africa School of Oriental & African Studies (SOAS) Thornhaugh Street London WC1H 0XG Phone +44 (020) 7898 4606 Fax +44 (020) 7898 4699