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Funding and how to apply

As a result of the quality of our graduate training and supervision, the School has been awarded NERC recognition, is part of the ESRC-funded London Social Science Doctoral Training Centre and is an associate member of the AHRC-funded London Arts & Humanities Partnership.

We have been extremely successful in obtaining funding to support postgraduate studentships from a range of other sources, most notably through the AHRC and NERC Collaborative Doctoral Award programmes.

This means that we are able to provide funding for many of our postgraduate researchers.

ESRC 1+3 or +3 Studentships

The School may appoint up to four Economic and Social Research Council PhD Studentships through the London Social Science Doctoral Training Centre (QMUL and Goldsmiths) for self-defined projects relating to the School’s human geography research themes. These may be either 1+3 (one year MRes followed by three year PhD), or +3 (three year PhD only, available for those with suitable masters-level social science research training). Eligibility is based on UK residency, although non- UK resident EU students may apply for a fees only award. The deadline for submitting an application is 5pm, 31st January 2016. Short-listed applicants will be interviewed (either face-to-face or, in the case of overseas candidates, by telephone/skype) in the week beginning 8th February 2016 (date to be confirmed). For further details about eligibility and other frequently asked questions, please see: http://www.londonsocialscience.org.uk/main/guidance_documents.php

Queen Mary Principal’s PhD Studentships

The School invites applications for Queen Mary Principal’s Studentships for self- defined projects relating to any of the School’s human or physical geography/environmental science research themes. The School may appoint up to 4.5 studentships and applications are also invited for projects that might involve collaboration with other schools within QMUL. These studentships are open to UK, EU, and international students and cover fees and maintenance at the Research Council rate for London (currently £16,052). The deadline for submitting an application is 5pm, 31st January 2016. Short-listed applicants will be interviewed (either face-to-face or, in the case of overseas candidates, by telephone/skype) in the week beginning 8th February 2016 (date to be confirmed).

NERC Studentships

The School invites applications for Natural Environment Research Council PhD studentships through the London NERC Doctoral Training Partnership, for projects relating to the School’s Earth Surface Science theme which covers fluvial processes, biogeosciences, and environmental change. A collaboration between QMUL and other world-leading research centres in London, the DTP is offering up to 35 four-year studentships in 2016-17. See details on NERC eligibility. For more information, including examples of projects available, see www.london-nerc-dtp.org. Applications must be made through the DTP website by 10th January 2016.

There are two main routes to follow when applying for PhDs in the School of Geography at QMUL:

Applications to Queen Mary and UK Research Council Studentships

Applications to named PhD projects (e.g. AHRC CDP, ESRC CASE, NERC CDA)

The School of Geography is also part of the Queen Mary China Scholarship Council Co-funded Scholarship programme. Details and further information are available here.

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