studentships

Fully Funded PhD Studentship in Russian History and Culture, Queen Mary, University of London

Placed on:29th May 2014 

Closes:1st July 2014

Queen Mary University of London and the British Library invite applications for a fully-funded PhD studentship to start 1 October 2014 (full-time study) on: ‘The Russian Revolutions and Civil Wars: Journalism and the Media, 1905-1924’. Research may be on any dimension of this theme from but must make substantial use of sources available in the British Library. The successful candidate will be supervised by Dr Jeremy Hicks (QMUL School of Languages, Linguistics and Film, Russian) and Dr Jonathan Smele (QMUL School of History), with additional supervison from Dr Ekaterina Rogatchevskaia (British Library, European Studies). The recipient of the award will also help prepare a major exhibition on the Russian Revolution to be held at the British Library in 2017, receiving training and experience in collection and exhibition curatorship at the UK’s principal research library, as part of an original research project.

Applicants must have:

  • A First Class or 2:1 BA Honours degree in a relevant discipline.
  • An MA, or equivalent, in a relevant discipline by 1 October 2014
  • Reading knowledge of Russian, or willingness to learn Russian quickly (many BL source materials will be in this language, and additional fieldwork in Russian archives will also to be necessary). 
  • Knowledge of at least one of the following research areas: modern Russian history, twentieth-century Russian visual or literary culture, history of the media, propaganda, film and journalism

Due to funding applicants must be classed as resident in the UK. Non-UK citizens need to have been resident in the UK for three years prior to the award, for purposes other than full-time education. (EU students who do not hold residency in the UK are eligible for a fees only award: see AHRC criteria).

The awards will cover university tuition fees and provide the standard AHRC maintenance award for three years. In addition, the student will receive research support from the British Library of up to £1000 for approved research-related expenses, as well as Associate Staff status, a workspace, computer and special borrowing and other staff privileges in the British library.

Candidates should complete a QMUL postgraduate research application form applying to the School of Languages, Linguistics and Film, including a CV, two references, academic transcript and a 1000-word statement of purpose explaining the proposed research and the kinds of items in the British Library Russian collections you hope to use. The completed application must be e-mailed to Dr Jeremy Hicks (j.g.hicks@qmul.ac.uk). For guidance in identifying materials most relevant to your envisaged project, please contact Dr Ekaterina Rogatchevskaia (katya.rogatchevskaia@bl.uk).

Applications must be received no later than 5pm 1 July. All short-listed applicants will be interviewed and must be available for interview on Friday 11 July. Any particular requirements for the interview will be communicated when shortlisted candidates are contacted after 1 July.

If you are interested in applying, please contact Dr Jeremy Hicks (j.g.hicks@qmul.ac.uk) or Dr Jon Smele (j.d.smele@qmul.ac.uk) to discuss your research topic.

PhD Scholarship Opportunities in Russian, Central & East European Studies at The University of Glasgow

The School of Social and Political Science, Central and East European Studies subject area at The University of Glasgow encourages applications for a range of PhD studentships due to begin in September 2014. These studentships are offered on a self-funding and funded basis. Funded scholarships are offered through the ESRC Scottish Graduate School of Social Science (Language-based Area Studies pathway) in conjunction with CRCEES, and as part of the University of Glasgow’s College of Social Science Scholarship Competition 2014.    

General information about the Glasgow’s PhD programmes in Russian, Central and East European Studies can be found at:  http://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/socialpolitical/research/cees/postgraduate/

Information on how to apply is available at:   http://www.gla.ac.uk/colleges/socialsciences/graduateschool/applications/

 For information on available staff research interests and subject areas available for supervision please see:            http://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/socialpolitical/research/cees/people/

 

Scholarship Opportunities

 1.    The ESRC Scottish Graduate School of Social Science, Language-based Area Studies Pathway.

 ESRC-funded PhD scholarships in Language-based Area Studies in the field of Russian, Central and East European Studies are available at the University of Glasgow through CRCEES. These annual scholarships offer full fees and maintenance (subject to eligibility rules) are available on the following models depending upon your prior qualifications:

·         2+3 years - Master of Research (MRes) in Russian, Central and East European Studies + intensive language training to advanced level + PhD

·         1+3 years - Master of Research (MRes) in Russian, Central and East European Studies or intensive language training to advanced level + PhD

·         +3 years - PhD study

For information on CRCEES please see:

http://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/socialpolitical/crcees/

For application information and guidance please see:

http://www.gla.ac.uk/services/postgraduateresearch/researchcouncilsukrcuk/esrc/applyforesrcstudentship/

Please note the following dates:

- Institutional deadline for programme applications: 4 February 2014 Individuals wanting more information or intending to apply must make themselves known to CRCEES by the 27 January 2014. Please email eamonn.butler@glasgow.ac.uk

- Nominated candidates will be informed of their selection no later than the 13 February 2014

- Nominated candidates must register on the ESRC portal by the 21 February 2014 and complete their application by the 7 March 2014

- Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application no later than 9 May 2014.

 

2.    College of Social Science Scholarship Competition 2014

 This is an open competition. UK/EU and international applicants interested in undertaking a PhD in Russian, Central & East European studies are encouraged to apply. This scholarship provides 3 year (full-time) / 5 year (part-time) funding support, including full fees (at Home/EU or international rate), maintenance bursary (£13,863 FT / £6931.50 PT) and research support grant (£750 FT / £375 PT).

 For further information and details on how to apply please see:        http://www.gla.ac.uk/colleges/socialsciences/studentfundingopportunities/postgraduateresearch

 Please note the following dates:

 - Institutional deadline for programme applications: 3 February 2014 Individuals wanting more information or intending to apply must make themselves known to CRCEES by the 27 January 2014 at the very latest. Please email eamonn.butler@glasgow.ac.uk  

 

3.    Individuals interested in undertaking a Self-funded PhD do not have the same deadline requirements but are encouraged to contact the University as soon as possible to highlight their interest. University of Glasgow alumni benefit from a 10% reduction in fees.

For more information or if you have any questions about these funding opportunities or undertaking a PhD at the University of Glasgow in Russian, Central and East European Studies please contact the CEES PGR applications convenor Dr Eamonn Butler (eamonn.butler@glasgow.ac.uk).

 

PhD studentships, University of Sheffield for 2014

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission to PhD study in the Department of Russian and Slavonic Studies, to begin during the 2014-2015 academic year.

We offer research expertise and supervision in the following broad areas:

- critical theory and the history of ideas (Prof. Evgeny Dobrenko, Prof. Craig Brandist)

- Russian and Soviet literary and film studies (Prof. Evgeny Dobrenko, Prof. Craig Brandist)

- history of art, visual culture and the aesthetics of everyday life in twentieth century Russia and the Soviet Union (Prof. Susan E. Reid)

- the linguistics of Slavonic languages, especially corpus linguistics, cognitive linguistics, studies of variation, and language  policy, with respect to Russian, Czech, Polish and Serbian (Prof. Neil Bermel, Dr Dagmar Divjak)

In addition, we offer the possibility of co-supervision with staff in the other Departments of the School (French, Hispanic Studies, Germanic Studies) via our School Research Clusters http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/slc/research/clusters:

    Linguistics

    Visual Culture, Film and Performance

    Gender Studies

    Intellectual History and Politics

    Migration, Culture and Communities

    Literary Studies

Applications for the following scholarship opportunities must be submitted by 3 February 2014:

1) Following the announcement that the White Rose College of the Arts & Humanities (WRoCAH) has received £19m from the AHRC to establish a Doctoral Training Partnership that will create over 300 PhD studentships and join the expertise of the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York, we are pleased to announce a range of AHRC-funded PhD opportunities. Further details can be found on the White Rose College website: http://www.arts-and-humanities.whiterose.ac.uk/

2) Applications for the University Prize scholarships, the Harry Worthington scholarships, the Wolfson scholarships and Faculty scholarships are also open and further details about all of them can be found here: http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/postgraduate/research/scholarships/uk

Before submitting a funding application, scholarship applicants must have been accepted by the Department for a place on our programme. We strongly encourage applicants to discuss their research proposal with one of the research supervisors in the Department (listed above) in advance of submitting the application.

Further information about postgraduate study can be found here:

https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/russian/postgraduate

Please direct enquiries to the Graduate Tutor: Professor Susan E. Reid:  s.e.reid@sheffield.ac.uk

3) Caucasus Scholarship:  In addition to the above scholarships, the Department of Russian and Slavonic Studies also invites applications to the  Caucasus scholarship for doctoral research in one of the  following areas: 

a) The study of Caucasian folklore in the Marr circle;

b) The use and re-use of folklore in 20th-century Georgian literature.

For further detail concerning the Caucasus Scholarship, or to discuss your proposal please contact Professor Craig Brandist: c.s.brandist@sheffield.ac.uk