Funded PhDs for 2012-13 Entry
Applications are invited for the following PhD studentships. They are all fully funded and commence on 1 October 2012. For details, please follow the links below.
The AHRC Studentships cover fees and a maintenance grant at the standard research council rate, which is currently £15,590 per annum. Please note that usual AHRC eligibility rules apply to the Collaborative Doctoral Award studentships below. For more information on residential eligibility, see the details on pages 69–73 of this document http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/FundingOpportunities/Documents/GuidetoStudentFunding.pdf
Closing date Thursday 14 June 2012, 4.00pm
1 fully funded AHRC Studentship is available for a student who is able to define her or his own PhD topic on an area of geographical interest in the arts and humanities (broadly defined). Applications are especially welcome from, but not limited to, those whose research interests connect with current research by members of the School’s Culture Space and Power and Health Place and Society research themes (Staff interests by Research Theme) around: the geographies of identity, relatedness, diaspora, belonging, and home; cultural and historical geographies of globalisation; posthumanism, bioethics, biomedicine and science studies; urban imaginations; artistic practices, performance and space.
Fully funded PhD studentship with the Environment Agency
Closing date Friday 15th June 2012, 5.00pm
Diffuse pollution in the coastal zone: contamination from waste filled seawalls.
Queen Mary University of London - School of Geography and the Environment Agency
One fully funded studentship commencing September 2012. Further details: Fully funded PhD studentship with the Environment Agency.
AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Awards
Masculinities and Material Culture in the Royal Navy, 1758-1815
An AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award with the National Maritime Museum. To be supervised by Professor Miles Ogborn (Geography), Professor Amanda Vickery (History), Dr Quintin Colville (NMM) and Amy Miller (NMM).
Closing date: Friday 29 June 2012, 4pm. Applicants must be available for interview (either in person or by phone) on 17th July 2012.
Putting Nature in a Box: Sloane's Vegetable Substances
An AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award with the Centre of Arts and Humanities Research at the Natural History Museum, and part of the 'Reconnecting Sloane: Text, Image, Object' extended CDA programme. To be supervised by Dr Charlie Jarvis, NHM, and Professor Miles Ogborn.
Closing date: Friday 29 June 2012, 4pm. Applicants must be available for interview (either in person or by phone) on 19th July 2012.
For an informal discussion please contact Professor Miles Ogborn (email@example.com).
Home-Work: Connections and Transitions in London from the 17th Century to the Present
Four AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Awards at the Centre for Studies of Home, a partnership between Queen Mary, University of London and The Geffrye Museum of the Home (www.studiesofhome.qmul.ac.uk)
Closing date: Friday 29 June 2012, 4pm. Applicants must be available for interview (either in person or by phone) on 16–18 July 2012.
These doctoral studentships focus on:
- Domestic servants and domestic space in London c.1650 – 1820 (to be supervised by Amanda Vickery and Colin Jones, History, QMUL; Eleanor John and Emma Dunn, Geffrye).
- Domestic labour, metropolitan households and the wider world, 1850 – 1914 (to be supervised by Alison Blunt and Alastair Owens, Geography, QMUL; Emma Hardy and Janice Welch, Geffrye).
- Home, work and migration in the East End of London since 1945 (to be supervised by Alison Blunt, Geography, and Parvati Nair, School of Languages, Linguistics and Film, QMUL; Alex Goddard and Alison Lightbown, Geffrye).
- Men juggling work, home and family in contemporary London (to be supervised by Al James and Alastair Owens, Geography; Eleanor John and Laura Bedford, Geffrye).
For an informal discussion please contact Professor Alison Blunt (firstname.lastname@example.org) or the individual supervisors listed above.
Health, Environment and the Institutional Care of Children in Late Victorian London
One AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award, through a partnership between the School of Geography at Queen Mary, University of London and The Ragged School Museum.
Closing date: Friday 29 June 2012, 4pm. Applicants should be available for interview (either in person or by phone/skype) on 19 July 2012.
To be supervised by Dr Tim Brown and Dr Alastair Owens (Queen Mary, University of London) Erica Davies and Chris Bennion (Ragged School Museum)
Using the example of the London-based children's charity founded by Thomas Barnardo, this project aims to understand how institutions engaged in the provision of education, care and support for poor and orphaned children, and responded to late Victorian ideas about environmental influences on health and well-being. In particular, it will focus on the role afforded to green space or 'nature' in promoting physical and moral health. The research will trace the way that these ideas shaped institutional practices and welfare strategies as well as assessing their impact on the well-being of children in Barnardo's care.
Please check this page regularly to see further Studentship opportunities and application requirements/procedures.
The International Office provides information on funding opportunities for international students – see this webpage