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Postgraduate Funding Opportunities

The School of History, Archaeology and Religion is pleased to announce several funding schemes for postgraduates enrolling in the 2014-2015 academic year:

  • A three-year PhD studentship on women and the courts in early modern Wales. The studentship is one of two (the other of which will be held at the University of Glasgow) attached to the Arts & Humanities Research Council funded project on ‘Women Negotiating the Boundaries of Justice: Britain and Ireland, c.1100 – c.1750’. Closing date 31 October.
  • Arts and Humanities Research Council Studentships (PhD)
  • SHARE Doctoral Scholarships (PhD)
  • J E Williams Studentship (PhD)
  • Edward Rhys-Price Bequest (PhD, part-time)
  • Cardiff University’s Postgraduate Taught Scholarship Scheme (Masters)
  • Jameel Scholarships (MA Islam in Contemporary Britain)
  • SHARE International Bursaries (Masters and PhD)

 

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Arts and Humanities Research Council 

The South, West and Wales Consortium, in which Cardiff University is joined with seven other universities – Aberystwyth, Bath, Bath Spa, Bristol,Exeter, Reading and Southampton, has been awarded £14.2 million funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) over the next five years to deliver postgraduate supervision, training and skills development from 2014. Studentships can be in the following areas:


• Archaeology
• Celtic Studies
• Classics
• History
• Theology & Religious Studies

The consortium provides considerable opportunities to work in collaboration with 19 partner organisations including the BBC, Cadw, Welsh National Opera, CyMal (Museums,Archives and Libraries Wales), National Library of Wales, National Museum of Wales Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales, and the National Trust.

If you have an innovative doctoral research project, why not contact a member of staff in the relevant field to discuss it? If you are not sure who to approach, contact the Director of Postgraduate Research for SHARE, Dr James Hegarty: HegartyJ@cardiff.ac.uk or contact one of the lead academics for the following subject areas:
• History / Welsh History / Ancient History – Keir Waddington (waddingtonk@cf.ac.uk)
• Archaeology and Conservation – Alasdair Whittle (whittle@cf.ac.uk)
• Religious and Theological Studies – James Hegarty hegartyj@cf.ac.uk)

Click here for Cardiff University’s AHRC funding webpage, or here for the South, West and Wales Doctoral Training Partnership website.

 

SHARE Doctoral Scholarships

The School will make up to 6 Doctoral awards for UK / EU students enrolling on one of the PhD programmes in the School in September 2014. These Scholarships are available to UK / EU students and are equivalent to full-time fees for the duration of the programme (click here for current fees). We welcome applications from part-time and full-time students.

The Doctoral Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit and research potential. There is no separate application process and all applicants who have received and accepted an offer from Cardiff University by 1 June are eligible. Successful candidates will be notified by the end of June.

 

Edward Rhys-Price Bequest (Part-time awards)

 Two x £1,000 awards are available for academic year 2013/14 and are available to Home/EU students. These studentships are available to continuing, part-time, self-funding research students only.

The deadline for receipt of applications in Schools - including transcripts of marks and references is 14 February 2014.

 

J E Williams  Full Studentship

One three-year studentship is available where 100% costs for PhD (fees and stipend) are met through the endowment fund. The Studentship is open to Cardiff graduates only who wish study at Cardiff or another UK University; the terms of the bequest require us to prioritise those wishing to study at Oxford University.  This fund can also support MPhil projects.  

This award is available to Home/EU students commencing their PhD in 2014/15. 

Please note that full-time award holders cannot hold either a full-time job or permanent part-time job during the award period and cannot be employed by the University (other than undertaking demonstrating and teaching in their department where these do not interfere with the progress of their research degree)

The deadline for receipt of applications in Schools - including transcripts of marks and references is 14 February 2014.

 

Cardiff University’s Postgraduate Taught Scholarship Scheme

Cardiff University is investing a total of £500,000 in this high value competitive scholarship scheme to support UK and EU students who are planning to start a full-time master programme across any of the subject areas we offer in September 2014.

The School of History, Archaeology and Religion will be making a total of up to 19 scholarships worth £3000 to Masters students from the UK and EU who start on a full-time MA, MSc or MTh programme in the School this September. The Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic merit and excellence. You can find further information about the Scholarships, including how to apply, on the Postgraduate Taught Scholarships Scheme webpage. Students awarded a Bursary will have this amount reduced from their fees

In addition to the existing 1 August deadline, the School has introduced an 'early-bird' application deadline of 16 May. Applicants are encouraged to apply for the Scholarship Scheme as soon as possible to be considered for the first deadline. Applicants who are unsuccessful in the first round will be automatically eligible for the 1 August deadline - there is no separate application.

Click here for more information on the Scholarship scheme and how to apply.

Centre for the Study of Islam in the UK

 

Jameel Scholarships

With the help of a very generous gift to the University, the Jameel Scholarships have been established to enable the very best students to come to Cardiff – those who have the intellect and determination to apply their knowledge for the benefit of Muslim communities in the UK, and to promote better understanding of Islam in wider society.

Four MA scholarships are available for the academic year starting 2014-15.

Please visit the main Jameel Scholarships page for full details and application forms.

 

SHARE International Bursaries (Masters and PhD)

The School will make up to 6 awards for International students from outside the UK / EU enrolling on a full-time postgraduate programme in September 2014.

These Scholarships are available for Masters and PhD programmes and each is worth £5,000 (students awarded a Bursary will have this amount reduced from their fees).

Bursaries for Masters students are for 1 year (including the MSc Conservation Practice) and for PhD students are for 3 years.

To be eligible for a SHARE International Bursary applicants must have received and accepted an offer from Cardiff University by I June.

To apply for one of the awards you must, in addition to these requirements, complete and return an application form to pgadminshare@cardiff.ac.uk (headed ‘SHARE International Bursaries’) by 1 June.

Successful candidates will be notified by the end of June.

SHARE International Bursary Form

 

Professor URQ Henriques Scholarship Fund


In January 2001 the University received a gift of £100,000 from Professor Henriques, a former member of staff in the Department of History and Welsh History, University College Cardiff (1960-1981) for the establishment of the Professor URQ Henriques Scholarship Fund. The purpose of the fund is to provide support for postgraduate students within the School of History, Archaeology and Religion, the School of European Languages, Translation and Politics and the School of English, Communication and philosophy. Income from the fund will be used to provide scholarships for postgraduate students in one or more of the Schools concerned. Each year the award will rotate between the schools, with students of each school being eligible for the award every three years.
This year these scholarships are available to all Home/ EU/ International  students who enrol for a Postgraduate Taught or Research Degree in the School of History Archaeology and Religion for the academic year commencing 2014/2015. Please note that due to the terms of the bequest, students enrolled on a religious studies or theology programme will not be eligible for the award.
Applications will be assessed on academic merit.


Professor URQ Henriques Scholarship Application Form


Applicants must:


• Have accepted Cardiff as their firm choice by Friday 1 June 2014
• Be registered on a taught or research postgraduate course in the school*  by 1 June 2014.
• Commence their programme in the 2014/2015 session
• Meet their offer criteria in full. Be a self-funding student.
• The scholarship will take the form of a reduction in fees only. In the event that the award is granted to a research student where the fees are less than £5000, the remaining funds will be paid in the form of a subsistence grant.
• The successful scholar will be required to have their name (and potentially photograph and profile) included in School publicity material relating to the scholarship scheme.
• Applicants will also need to complete and return an application form  to pgadminshare@cardiff.ac.uk (headed ‘Professor URQ Henriques Scholarship Fund) by 1 June.

Successful candidates will be notified by the end of June.