Research studentships in Ulster


Research Studentships at the University of Ulster
Forthcoming deadlines: 27 February 2009 and 3 April 2009

Studentships are available for suitably qualified candidates in anthropology, ethnology, folklore and related fields wishing to pursue full-time postgraduate research studies at the University of Ulster. Essential qualifications include an excellent Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) and a good standard of English. A good Masters degree (or equivalent) with a strong research element is highly desirable.Applicants might be particularly interested in one of the research themes of the Academy for Irish Cultural Heritages, which is the University’s main centre for research in these fields: http://www.arts.ulster.ac.uk/research/graduate_school/topicsaichinter.htm

The Academy offers a one-year Master of Research and a three-year Doctor of Philosophy. Anyone wishing to apply for research study at the Academy should contact the Chair of Ethnology and Folk Life, Professor Ullrich Kockel (u.kockel@ulster.ac.uk), with a copy of the correspondence to Head of the Research Graduate School in Arts, Dr Stanley Black (sj.black@ulster.ac.uk).

EU nationals may apply for an Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) studentship. The deadline for application is 27 February 2009. Please note that applicants are expected to be available for interview (possibly by phone or video link) in March.We are also inviting applications for DEL and VCRS studentships, with a deadline of 3 April 2009. Interviews for these will be in late April or early May. Applicants for an AHRC studentship may also apply for a DEL or VCRS studentship.

The Department of Employment and Learning Research Studentships (DEL) are available at PhD level as full awards or as fees-only awards. Full awards are available only to applicants normally resident in the UK. Non-residents may apply for a fees-only award. Some DEL awards may also be available for MRes students.

Vice-Chancellor’s Research Scholarships (VCRS) are available as full awards for PhD study only. Applications are invited from UK, European Union and overseas students. Only candidates who are new applicants to PhD will be eligible. VCRS awards are not available for applicants for any other research degree nor for any candidate who has previously registered for PhD nor anyone who has already obtained a PhD.

For further details, please see the website of the University’s Research Office at http://research.ulster.ac.uk/info/status/studentopp.html or contact Prof. Kockel (for any subject-related queries) or Dr Black (for any adminsitrative and general queries).


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