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Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Programme

AHRC funding for UK/EU arts and humanities research students

Application deadline:9 January 2014

The Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership will be awarding 410 PhD studentships over a five year period to excellent research students in the arts and humanities. The DTP, a collaboration between the universities of Nottingham, Nottingham Trent, Birmingham, Birmingham City, De Montfort and Leicester provides research candidates with cross-institutional mentoring, subject appropriate training and support in preparing for a career.

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The University of Nottingham School of Humanities is inviting applications from students whose research interests fall within the disciplines of:

  • Archaeology
  • Art History
  • Classics
  • History
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Theology and Religious Studies

The deadline for AHRC funding applications is 9 January 2014, funding applications should be submitted to humanities-pgr-enquiries@nottingham.ac.uk 

By the time the funding application is submitted students must have also applied for a place to study and the deadline for this is 9 January 2014. Full details on how to apply and a link to the online application system can be found via the Midlands3Cities link below. 

Finally, two references must be submitted to a university within the DTP by no later than 14 January 2014.

For full details of eligibility, funding and research supervision areas, please visit Midlands3Cities or contact enquiries.

AHRC funding for UK and EU doctoral students
 

 

Doctoral and Masters studentship

ESRC Postgraduate Studentships in Russian Social/Economic History

Application deadline: 28 February 2014

The University of Nottingham’s Doctoral Training Centre, funded by the UK Economic and Social Research Council, is inviting applications from suitably qualified UK/EU candidates for full studentships of up to five years in Russian social or economic history.

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The University’s ESRC DTC offers three pathways:

  • A 2+3 programme, i.e. including full Russian language and social and economic history methods training (years 1-2), followed by three years of doctoral study;
  • a 1+3 programme, for those who already have Russian language to degree level but need MA-level training in socio-economic research methods before embarking on doctoral research; and
  • a +3 programme for those who already possess Russian language and MA-level training in social science methods, and are qualified to start the PhD immediately.

Candidates for the 2+3 and 1+3 programmes should be predicted or have achieved a 1st class or high 2:1 Honours degree in History, Politics, Economics, Russian Studies or a related discipline. Those applying for the +3 programme should additionally be predicted or have a high Merit or Distinction at MA/MSc level.

For further information, please download the flyer and see the Nottingham ESRC Doctoral Training Centre website.

The DTC deadline for applications is 28 February 2014.

Please see the details of how to apply, including forms for your information.

 

 

Doctoral Studentships

The Department of Music PhD funded support - Radcliffe Trust Composition Bursary, September 2014 entry

The Department of Music at The University of Nottingham is pleased to announce the availability of funded support for a postgraduate student of composition, registered for a PhD in Music. The funding support is through the generosity of a Radcliffe Trust Composition Bursary and consists of three annual payments of £6,000. The current tuition fee for postgraduate study at the University (HEU students) is £3,980 per year (subject to review). 

The Bursary is open to UK applicants who must be starting full time PhD studies in September 2014. Applicants will normally have an MA in Composition with at least a Merit.

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Supervision of the successful candidate will be by Dr Nicholas Sackman (until his retirement in the summer of 2015). Thereafter, supervision will be by Professor Mervyn Cooke and/or the academic replacement for Dr Sackman.

The assessment requirements (abbreviated) for a PhD submission in composition are: submission of a portfolio of conventionally-notated compositions – in varying genres and for varying forces – initiated and completed during the period of study. One of the compositions should be substantial and extended in length. The portfolio must be accompanied by a written commentary illuminating the composer’s methodology, aesthetic, and communicative intentions, and his/her detailed evaluation of the portfolio when placed alongside contemporaneous works from other composers, living both in this country and abroad. For the PhD submission, the composition portfolio should amount to 60 minutes of music with a commentary of 20,000 words. Submitted compositions should be worthy of a professional standard of performance.

Please complete the Bursary application form MS Word Icon.

Applicants should send the completed and printed Bursary application form, and a hard copy of two recent scores (with audio-CD recordings if available), to Dr Sackman (see below) by 30 April 2014. Shortlisted applicants will be required to attend an interview. 

Download a Reference form MS Word Icon. Two academic references should be submitted by email (from a work based email address [e.g.ac.uk, nhs.net or gov.uk etc]) to Nicholas Sackman by the 30 April 2014.

The successful candidate will need to apply for a place to study in the Department of Music at The University of Nottingham.  
 
Enquiries and further particulars can be obtained from:

Dr N Sackman
Associate Professor and Reader in Composition
Department of Music
University of Nottingham
NOTTINGHAM
NG7 2RD
Nicholas.Sackman@nottingham.ac.uk

 

The Department of History and the Institute of Asia and Pacific Studies Studentship, September 2014 entry

The Department of History, within the School of Humanities, in conjunction with the Institute of Asia and Pacific Studies at The University of Nottingham invites applications for a PhD Studentship in one of the following areas: the history of late nineteenth- and twentieth-century East Asia (especially Japan), and the history of migration, labour, and cultural exchange between Britain and Asia (including India, China, Japan, and South East Asia) in the nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries.

Applying for the studentship

Eligibility:

  • Must be starting PhD studies in September 2014
  • Full-time only
  • Can have a fee status of either UK, EU or OS
  • Must hold an offer of a place to study in the Department of History

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The award pays the equivalent of UK/EU tuition fees and a maintenance grant of approximately £13,863 each year for a maximum of three years of full-time doctoral study (subject to evidence of satisfactory progress). The stipend for International students will be lower (£4,400 approx.) due to the higher tuition fee.

The deadline for funding applications is 28 February 2014 and funding applications should be submitted to humanities-pgr-enquiries@nottingham.ac.uk

By the time the funding application is submitted students must have also applied for a place to study and the deadline for this is also 28 February 2014. This application is submitted via the University of Nottingham online system.

Please note: references only need to be submitted when you apply for a place to study – you do not need to submit them again when applying for studentship funding.

For this reason, please ensure that your referees are aware that what they write will also be used to assess your funding application and that they are aware of the deadline for submission of references.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to: Dr Rob Lutton, via tel: +44(0)115 9515935 or email Email

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John Robinson PhD Studentships in History, September 2014 Entry

The Department of History at the University of Nottingham invites applications from outstanding candidates for two PhD studentships. The studentships are funded by the late John Robinson, alumnus of the history department. Excellent applications in any area that can be supervised by the department's academic staff are welcomed but applications in one or more of the following priority areas are particularly encouraged:

  • urban development and urban culture, from the medieval and early modern periods
  • the medieval church; late medieval English history
  • religious orthodoxy, heresy and dissent in the medieval and early modern periods
  • identities, ideologies and material culture in modern European history
  • British political culture in the 20th century
  • European powers and their Empires; histories of colonisation and de-colonisation; the Cold War

Eligibility:

  • Must be starting PhD studies in September 2014
  • Full-time only
  • Can have a fee status of either UK, EU or OS
  • Must hold an offer of a place to study in the Department of History, University of Nottingham

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The award pays the equivalent of UK/EU tuition fees and a maintenance grant of approximately £13,863 each year for a maximum of three years of full-time doctoral study (subject to evidence of satisfactory progress). The stipend for International students will be lower (£4,400 approx.) due to the higher tuition fee.

 
The deadline for funding applications is 12 noon on Friday 11 April 2014 and these should be submitted to humanities-pgr-enquiries@nottingham.ac.uk

By the time the funding application is submitted students must have also applied for a place to study. This application is submitted via the University of Nottingham online system at:

http://pgstudy.nottingham.ac.uk/apply-postgraduate-course/apply-online.aspx

Please note: references only need to be submitted when you apply for a place to study – you do not need to submit them again when applying for studentship funding.

For this reason, please ensure that your referees are aware that what they write will also be used to assess your funding application and that they are aware of the deadline for submission of references.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to: Dr Rob Lutton, tel: +44(0)115 9515935 or email:rob.lutton@nottingham.ac.uk

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Leverhulme Funded PhD place, Department of Philosophy, The University of Nottingham 

Project title: Bias and Blame: Do Moral Interactions Modulate the Expression of Implicit Biases? 

The Department of Philosophy, The University of Nottingham, is offering a funded PhD place (£3,900 fees and £13,726 maintenance per year over 3 years FT) as part of the 3 year Leverhulme research project on Bias and Blame. The interdisciplinary project studies whether moral interactions are effective means of regulating the expression of implicit bias (the project abstract is appended below).

Eligibility:

  • Full-time only
  • Can have a fee status of either UK, EU or OS. If OS, to note that only the UK/EU fee of £3900 will be paid against the higher OS fee rate. 
  • Must hold an offer of a place to study in the Department of Philosophy

 

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The successful PhD candidate will be supervised by the research project principle investigator (Dr Jules Holroyd, Nottingham) and co-investigator (Dr Tom Stafford, Sheffield). The PhD candidate will be strongly encouraged to participate fully in the research activities associated with the project (regular project meetings with PI, CoI and research assistant, Dr Robin Scaife) in order to contribute to the development of the project. It is expected that they will work on co-authored papers as part of the project, and participate in workshops or conferences associated with the project.

The project starts in February 2014, and the PhD is expected to commence on 1st April 2014 and at the latest by 1st September 2014.

Project abstract:
This project will investigate whether moral interactions are useful tool for regulating implicit bias. Studies have shown that implicit biases - automatic associations which operate without reflective control - can lead to unintentionally differential or unfair treatment of stigmatised individuals. Such biases are widespread, resistant to deliberate moderation, and have a significant role in influencing judgement and action. Strategies for regulating implicit bias have been developed, tested and evaluated by psychologists and philosophers. But neither have explored whether holding individuals responsible for implicit biases may help or hinder their regulation. This is what our project addresses.
Indicative themes that the PhD candidate might explore include:

• what does an empirically informed model of relations of responsibility look like?
• what cognitive architecture underpins implicit attitudes?
• what model of agency is able to accommodate the relationship between implicit and explicit cognition?
• how should we think about the function of blame in relation to findings about implicit
cognition?

Applicants are invited from students with an undergraduate degree in Philosophy or Psychology (2.1 or above), and have completed, or be near to completing, an MA in Philosophy (merit or above). The PhD candidate will be based at the University of Nottingham, and have access to the full range of research activities available there (including research seminars, research training, library facilities, desk space).

Download an Application Form MS Word Iconand Reference Form MS Word Icon. Please email the application form and references to Amanda Samuels

The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 28th February at noon. Interviews will be held at the University of Nottingham or via skype in the week commencing Monday 10th March 2014.

Informal enquiries may be made to Jules Holroyd.

 

Masters studentships

MA Studentship 2014 entry

A number of Masters studentships (fees and stipend) will be available as part of the arrangement for the new Midlands3Cities doctoral training programme. Further details will follow shortly

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