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PhD Funding Opportunity in Russian and East European Studies at the University of Manchester

22 October 2014

The School of Arts, Languages and Cultures at the University of Manchester hosts one of the largest and most diverse and dynamic postgraduate communities in the UK, and is committed to supporting financially the best qualified applicants. Each year the School awards approximately £800,000 in studentships and bursaries for postgraduate study. There is a range of awards on offer for both Home/EU and Overseas students at PhD level. Applicants to the PhD programmes in Russian and East European Studies can additionally apply for Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) studentships. The AHRC funding is available to Manchester applicants via the CEELBAS CDT. The ESRC funding is offered via the ESRC's North West Doctoral Training Centre (DTC).

Economic and Social Research Council Scholarships

The University of Manchester is a member of the ESRC's North West Doctoral Training Centre (DTC). UK and EU students working on Russia and Eastern Europe intending to take a PhD degree (+3) or an MA followed by a PhD (1+3) in the School may be eligible to apply for support from the ESRC. Studentships for project in Russian and East European Studies are offered under the DTC's Language Based Area Studies pathway.

On the availability of supervision in Russian and East European Studies, please see http://www.alc.manchester.ac.uk/subjects/russian/postgraduateresearch/

Subject to satisfactory progress, these awards will cover:

  • Tuition fees at the Home/EU rate of UK and EU applicants
  • Annual maintenance grant of £13,863 (2014/15 rate) of UK applicants (not all EU applicants are eligible for the funding of maintenance)

All ESRC applications must be received by Joanne Marsh, Senior Postgraduate Research Administrator, by 5pm Monday 2 February 2015. Please note that this is a strict deadline and applications received after 5pm will not be included in the competition.

Further information including the application form can be found here: http://www.nwdtc.ac.uk/how-to-apply/

You must complete the ESRC application form and submit this, together with your transcripts and references, to Mrs Joanne Marsh at the following address: phdfunding-salc@manchester.ac.uk

You will be informed of the outcome of your ESRC application by 27 March 2015.

Please note that you are advised to submit your online application for a place on your chosen PhD programme by Friday 16 January 2015. This will ensure that you are in receipt of an offer of a place on your chosen PhD programme in advance of the ESRC deadline of 5pm, Monday 2 February 2015. For the information on how to apply for a PhD programme at the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures, please see http://www.alc.manchester.ac.uk/graduateschool/apply/

Presidential Doctoral Scholar Awards

All candidates, including those from overseas, are eligible to apply for the President's Doctoral Scholar (PDS) Competition. PDS studentships cover tuition fees (Home/EU and Overseas), as well as the maintenance grant of £14,863 per annum. The information on this type of funding and application guidelines are available on http://www.alc.manchester.ac.uk/fees/postgraduate-research-funding/

Further Awards

In addition to Research Council funding and the PDS awards, the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures offers a number of Graduate Scholarships and fee bursaries. These School awards often come with the opportunity to teach or assist in research-related activities. These awards are open to both Home/EU and Overseas students. The awards are usually for three years full-time or six years part-time (subject to satisfactory progress) for new starters.

For questions and regarding applications in Russian and East European Studies, please contact Prof. Vera Tolz (vera.tolz@manchester.ac.uk)