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Postgraduate Funding Opportunities

The School of History, Archaeology and Religion is pleased to announce several funding schemes for postgraduates enrolling in the 2014-2015 academic year:

  • A three-year PhD studentship on women and the courts in early modern Wales. The studentship is one of two (the other of which will be held at the University of Glasgow) attached to the Arts & Humanities Research Council funded project on ‘Women Negotiating the Boundaries of Justice: Britain and Ireland, c.1100 – c.1750’. Further details available Spring 2015.
  • Arts and Humanities Research Council Studentships (PhD)
  • SHARE Doctoral Scholarships (PhD)
  • J E Williams Studentship (PhD)
  • Edward Rhys-Price Bequest (PhD, part-time)
  • Cardiff University’s Postgraduate Taught Scholarship Scheme (Masters)
  • Jameel Scholarships (MA Islam in Contemporary Britain)
  • SHARE International Bursaries (Masters and PhD)

 

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Arts and Humanities Research Council 

ardiff University is a partner in the AHRC South, West and Wales Doctoral Training Partnership (SWW DTP). The SWW DTP offers postgraduate studentships and training across the full range of the AHRC’s disciplines, with a strong emphasis on collaboration between the members of the partnership and 19 partner organisations including the BBC, Cadw, Welsh National Opera, CyMal (Museums,Archives and Libraries Wales), National Library of Wales, National Museum of Wales Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales, and the National Trust.. At Cardiff University, the areas of study include Archaeology, Celtic Studies, Classics and Ancient History, and Religious Studies. The deadline for application to the studentships is 12 January 2015. In addition to applying for the studentship, you also need to apply to a PhD Programme at Cardiff University.


• Archaeology
• Celtic Studies
• Classics
• History
• Theology & Religious Studies

If you have an innovative doctoral research project, why not contact a member of staff in the relevant field to discuss it? If you are not sure who to approach, contact the Director of Postgraduate Research for SHARE, Dr James Hegarty: HegartyJ@cardiff.ac.uk or contact one of the lead academics for the following subject areas:
• History / Welsh History / Ancient History – Keir Waddington (waddingtonk@cf.ac.uk)
• Archaeology and Conservation – Alasdair Whittle (whittle@cf.ac.uk)
• Religious and Theological Studies – James Hegarty hegartyj@cf.ac.uk)

Click here for Cardiff University’s AHRC funding webpage, or here for the South, West and Wales Doctoral Training Partnership website.

For further information, see http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/for/prospective/postgraduate/funding/options/research-councils/ahrc.html

SHARE Doctoral Scholarships

**To be confirmed for academic year 2015/2016**

The School will make up to 6 Doctoral awards for UK / EU students enrolling on one of the PhD programmes in the School in September 2014. These Scholarships are available to UK / EU students and are equivalent to full-time fees for the duration of the programme (click here for current fees). We welcome applications from part-time and full-time students.

The Doctoral Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit and research potential. There is no separate application process and all applicants who have received and accepted an offer from Cardiff University by 1 June are eligible. Successful candidates will be notified by the end of June.

 

Edward Rhys-Price Bequest (Part-time awards)

 Two x £1,000 awards are available for academic year 2013/14 and are available to Home/EU students. These studentships are available to continuing, part-time, self-funding research students only.

The deadline for receipt of applications in Schools - including transcripts of marks and references is 14 February 2014.

 

J E Williams  Full Studentship

One three-year studentship is available where 100% costs for PhD (fees and stipend) are met through the endowment fund. The Studentship is open to Cardiff graduates only who wish study at Cardiff or another UK University; the terms of the bequest require us to prioritise those wishing to study at Oxford University.  This fund can also support MPhil projects.  

This award is available to Home/EU students commencing their PhD in 2014/15. 

Please note that full-time award holders cannot hold either a full-time job or permanent part-time job during the award period and cannot be employed by the University (other than undertaking demonstrating and teaching in their department where these do not interfere with the progress of their research degree)

The deadline for receipt of applications in Schools - including transcripts of marks and references is 14 February 2014.

 

Cardiff University’s Postgraduate Taught Scholarship Scheme

The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Cardiff University, is investing £300,000 in ‘excellence scholarships’ for home/EU students only. Applicants must apply via the Cardiff University online application system for a place on the programme, and then submit a scholarship application form. Those wishing to apply for the scholarship must provide a rationale that discusses their area of research interest, the potential of their project for possible continuation to doctoral level, and why Cardiff University is the chosen location. 

Awards will on the quality of the application and the potential to undertake a PhD at a later stage.  In making an award consideration will be given to the likelihood of winning successful funding, for example through the South West and Wales Doctoral Training Partnership (SWW – DTP) or other external funding schemes, or to support self-funders. There will be two deadlines for the scheme i.) End of February 2015 ii.) Mid-August (subject to funding).


For further Information email: ahss-marketing@cardiff.ac.uk.

Applicants for both schemes are recommended to discuss their application beforehand with a member of staff at Cardiff. For a list of staff interests see http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/share/contactsandpeople/ancienthistory/index.html

 

Centre for the Study of Islam in the UK

 

Jameel Scholarships

With the help of a very generous gift to the University, the Jameel Scholarships have been established to enable the very best students to come to Cardiff – those who have the intellect and determination to apply their knowledge for the benefit of Muslim communities in the UK, and to promote better understanding of Islam in wider society.

Four MA scholarships are available for the academic year starting 2014-15.

Please visit the main Jameel Scholarships page for full details and application forms.

 

SHARE International Bursaries (Masters and PhD)

**To be confirmed for academic year 2015/2016**

The School will make up to 6 awards for International students from outside the UK / EU enrolling on a full-time postgraduate programme in September 2014.

These Scholarships are available for Masters and PhD programmes and each is worth £5,000 (students awarded a Bursary will have this amount reduced from their fees).

Bursaries for Masters students are for 1 year (including the MSc Conservation Practice) and for PhD students are for 3 years.

To be eligible for a SHARE International Bursary applicants must have received and accepted an offer from Cardiff University by I June.

To apply for one of the awards you must, in addition to these requirements, complete and return an application form to pgadminshare@cardiff.ac.uk (headed ‘SHARE International Bursaries’) by 1 June.

Successful candidates will be notified by the end of June.

SHARE International Bursary Form