Scholarship Description: The University of St Andrews is offering St Leonard’s Interdisciplinary PhD scholarship in Social Anthropology & Modern Languages with the theme of The Politics of Literature.
Scholarship Provider: The University of St Andrews is a British public research university in St Andrews, Fife, Scotland. It is the oldest of the four ancient universities of Scotland and the third oldest university in the English-speaking world.
If English is not your first language then you will need to show that your English language skills are at a high enough level to succeed in your studies.
Degree Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing PhD
Available Subject: Scholarships are awarded in the field of Social Anthropology & Modern Languages with the theme of The Politics of Literature.
Scholarship Benefits: PhD scholarship (3 years funding, full time, 100% UK/EU or Overseas fee waiver with maintenance stipend of approx.. £14,553/year (equivalent to a RCUK stipend); fourth years fees would also be paid if necessary, though no stipend for a fourth year.
Eligible Nationalities: UK/EU and overseas students are eligible to apply.
Eligibility Criteria: The successful candidate will normally hold a first-class undergraduate degree and a merit at Masters degree level in either Social Anthropology or Modern Languages, or related fields (we will consider applicants with a wider background in English or Comparative Literature and in Cultural Studies, Cultural Geography or Sociology).
Candidates should have strong communication and organizational skills with a passionate interest in carrying out ethnographic research on issues clearly identifiable as relating to the politics of literature. They should also be willing to participate in the wider activities of PhD and research life in Social Anthropology and Modern Languages at St Andrews. While it is not required that candidates have an existing background in both academic disciplines, they should be able to demonstrate a commitment to the scholarship theme and a willingness to learn from both disciplines.
The following documents must be attached to the applications in three separate files:
- A research proposal that explains how they would carry out the PhD project and address the theme of The Politics of Literature. The proposal will include information on the proposed location or site of fieldwork, on mixed-methodology strategies, possible theoretical developments for Social Anthropology and Modern Languages and relevant literature (maximum 3000 words).
- A full curriculum vitae with detailed information on degree results and language skills [where relevant], with the names and contact details of two academic referees familiar with your work available to be contacted.
- A writing sample (e.g. the essay or MA dissertation chapter) showing the applicant’s ability to explore lines of questioning from Social Anthropology or Modern Languages and/or to address issues around the politics of literature.
Applications should be sent via email.
Deadline: March 16, 2018