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Funding for Doctoral Research in German Studies at the University of Manchester

Funding for Doctoral Research in German Studies at the University of Manchester

December 2011

The University of Manchester is offering a range of awards for which candidates working on topics in German Studies are eligible to apply. The two main awards, which comprise a fee-bursary and a maintenance grant, are an AHRC studentship in German Studies and the University-funded President’s Doctoral Scholar Awards.

1. The Department of German Studies within the School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures at Manchester has wide-ranging expertise, and in the UK’s independent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) in 2008 was assessed as one of the three best in the country for research in the field. We are able to offer supervision on a range of topics in the culture and history of the German-speaking lands from the eighteenth to the twenty-first century, notably in literature, film, political, social, intellectual, and cultural history, including Holocaust and Jewish Studies, Turkish-German culture, culture and dictatorship, and aspects of translation. Interdisciplinary research projects are also very much welcomed.

2.  This year, the University of Manchester has launched a new 2.5m investment in PhD training with the creation of the President’s Doctoral Scholar Awards. These awards are open to new PhD students of all nationalities and in all research areas. The Department of German is keen to receive applications for this funding scheme from candidates working on topics related to German Studies, including all the above-mentioned areas. The award covers tuition fees (home/EU or international, as appropriate) and the equivalent of the research council stipend (£13, 590 in 2011-12).  The following application deadlines should be observed in relation to this award:

An application for a place on a doctoral programme should be submitted to the School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures by Wednesday 15 February 2012 at the latest; a completed funding application form should be submitted by Friday 1 March 2012 at the latest. For the guidelines about how to apply, please visit http://www.llc.manchester.ac.uk/postgraduate/funding/

For informal inquiries about the academic side of the application process, please contact

Dr Judith Purver at judith.purver@manchester.ac.uk

For questions about the administrative side of the application process, please contact

Ms Rachal Corbishley at Rachel.Corbishley@manchester.ac.uk




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