The deadline for AHRC and ESRC RCUK applications is 4pm 22 February 2013 (with the sole exception of AHRC CDA). However, all applicants to the AHRC and ESRC competitions are expected to submit to the Director of Graduate Studies (Klaus Dodds) their applications a week earlier (i.e. 4pm on 15 February 2013) to allow for checking of details before being formally considered.
The deadline for the NERC studentship is 4pm Friday 15th February 2013. Candidates do not need to submit their applications for pre-checking to the Director of Graduate Studies.
All applicants must have applied to the College via the online application system as well.Details available in http://www.rhul.ac.uk/studyhere/researchdegrees/applying/home.aspx
AHRC Block Grant
The Department of Geography has a block grant partnership (PGP) with the AHRC in the area of historical/cultural geography and archaeology.
The Department of Geography expects to be able to offer one Doctoral Award (HEU fees and stipend, 3 years – the 2013/2014 rates to be confirmed) in the field of cultural and/or historical geography for September 2013 onwards. Interested candidates are encouraged to contact either the Director of Graduate Studies (Professor Klaus Dodds) and/or the Research Group Directors: Professor Tim Cresswell (Social and Cultural Group) and Professor Katie Willis (Politics, Development and Sustainability Group). The deadline for applications is 22 February 2013 . The application form and further details is available at: http://www.rhul.ac.uk/studyhere/researchdegrees/feesandfunding/scholarships/ahrc.aspx (doctoral award). Please send your completed form back to the Director of Graduate Studies (firstname.lastname@example.org).
AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Awards
The Department of Geography has an outstanding record when it comes to developing AHRC CDA projects.
The AHRC has a collaborative doctoral scheme which is currently in transition and will involve partner (non-HEI) organizations playing an increasingly significant role in the allocation of CDA projects. Successful candidates are offered HEU fees and a maintenance grant for three years, and have the opportunity to work closely with the partner organization. In the past, students and supervisors have worked with institutions such as the British Library, Museum of London, Natural History Museum, Science Museum, Royal Geographical Society and the Wellcome Trust. For further details on the CDA scheme please consult http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/Funding-Opportunities/Pages/Collaborative-Doctoral-Awards.aspx
We have several projects currently under consideration with the AHRC, involving the British Film Institute, Museum of London, Science Museum, the Royal Geographical Society. Details of successful projects will be announced as soon as they become available. A list of former and current CDAs can be found here.
ESRC South East Doctoral Training Centre
Royal Holloway, University of London is a member of the ESRC South East Training Centre involving Universities of Kent, Reading and Surrey. The Department of Geography can put forward applications to the DTC in an annual competition involving 24 fully funded PhD studentships in ESRC-recognized subject areas in the social sciences. Deadline Friday 22th February 2013 for applications leading to September 2013 entry. Further details are available at: http://southeastdtc.surrey.ac.uk/apply/
We have one NERC studentship to offer commencing in September 2013. Project descriptions will be available on the departmental website in December 2012 and interested applicants should contact the nominated member of staff.Further details available here. Deadline for applications will be Friday 15th February 2013.
AHRC Research Training Support Grants
The Arts and Social Sciences Faculty Manager, Jane Gawthorpe, can make available an application form to enable Doctoral students funded by the AHRC to apply to the Faculty for an AHRC Research Training Support Grant (RTSG) of up to £750. The RTSG can be used to fund study visits or attendance at overseas conferences either in the future or retrospectively, providing that the student is in receipt of an AHRC award at the time of the visit/conference. Further guidance is given at the top of the form. Application forms should be sent to the Faculty Manager jane.gawthroperhul.ac.uk. Applications will be assessed by a panel of DoGs chaired by Barry Langford, the Associate Dean (Research).
Previously we enabled Departments to claim up to £200 per student from the RTSG directly from Finance. It appears, however, that few claims are being made, and those that are made often require more than £200. Furthermore, the AHRC rules are clear that although Royal Holloway receives £200 per doctoral student, this should not be regarded as a ‘voucher’ for each individual student but rather as a pot to be allocated on the basis of needs and priorities. For these reasons we are moving to a system of bi-annual applications in February and October.
For further information please contact the Director of Graduate Studies, Professor Klaus Dodds.
The Department of Geography is likely to be able to offer well qualified candidates for PhD projects the following College scholarships. We will have for 2013 entry, 1 Reid and 2 Crossland studentships to award to successful candidates:
The Reid Scholarship offers a HEU fee waiver plus around £15,500 maintenance for 3 years (full time equivalent)
The Crossland Scholarship offers a HEU waiver plus around £5000 maintenance for 3 years (full time equivalent)
The deadline for Reid and Crossland applications is 4pm on Friday 3rd May 2013 and applicants need to have completed the online RHUL application process. Potential supervisors will also need to complete a simple application form which needs to be returned to the Director of Graduate Studies. To be clear, the applicant is not responsible for completing the simple application form and the applicant when completing the online RHUL application form will state in the funding section that they wish to be considered for the Reid/Crossland scholarships once they have discussed this with potential supervisors.
All RCUK applicants will be automatically considered for the above awards. Final decisions on College awards likely to be made in late May 2013.
Any queries about fee status (e.g. whether you are classified as a Home/European Union or Overseas student) are handled by Royal Holloway International. Please contact email@example.com
Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to contact either the Director of Graduate Studies (Professor Klaus Dodds) or specific members of our research staff.
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