Human Geography and Environmental Sciences PhD
Listen and learn: Examining the role of schools radio broadcasting in Scotland's classrooms
The University of Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland and BBC Scotland are pleased to announce the availability of a fully funded Collaborative doctoral studentship from 1st October 2021 under the Arts and Humanities Research Council's (AHRC) Collaborative Doctoral Partnership Scheme.
The studentship project will examine the historical role that schools radio broadcasting in Scotland played in the formulation of ideas of national identity, citizenship, internationalism and environmentalism for a young listening audience.
This project will be jointly supervised by Professor Hayden Lorimer, Dr Rachel Hunt (University of Edinburgh), Alistair Bell (National Library of Scotland) and Charlie McCann (BBC Scotland), and the appointed student will be expected to spend time at University of Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland and BBC Scotland, as well as becoming part of the wider cohort of AHRC funded students in the Scottish Cultural Heritage Consortium, and other CDP partnerships across the UK. The studentship project can be undertaken either full-time or part-time.
Details of award
CDP doctoral training grants fund full-time studentships for 45 months (3.75 years) or part-time equivalent. The award pays tuition fees up to the value of the full-time home UKRI rate for PhD degrees and a stipend at UKRI level (£15,609 for 2021/22). If an international student is appointed the University of Edinburgh will cover the different between Home and Overseas fees. The student is eligible to receive additional travel and related expenses grant during the course of the project courtesy of National Library of Scotland worth up to £1,000 per year. The project can be undertaken on a full-time or part-time basis. Please read the full details of the project and eligibility criteria on the project's FindaPhD page.
(Please make sure you complete both steps or your application will not be considered)
Step 1: Submit an application for our PhD Human Geography and Environmental Sciences through the University of Edinburgh website. Select October 2021 as your start date. You will need to upload degree certificates and transcripts from your previous studies and give the contact details of two referees. In the 'Research proposal' upload section, please upload your CV — you do not need to upload a research proposal.
Step 2: Send a covering letter (describing i. how your research experience equips you for success carrying out the project, ii. your motivation for pursuing doctoral studies through a project with a collaborative dimension, and iii. why Edinburgh is your preferred institution and place of study) and a sample of writing (maximum 2,000 words. This can be an excerpt from a dissertation, essay or project assignment) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for application is Thursday 20 May at midnight. Interviews are expected to take place on 9 June 2021.
English Literature PhD
Slavery and Race in the Encyclopaedia Britannica (1768-1860): A Text Mining Approach
The University of Edinburgh and the National Library of Scotland are seeking a doctoral student for an AHRC-funded Collaborative Doctoral Award, 'Slavery and Race in the Encyclopaedia Britannica (1768-1860): A Text Mining Approach'.
Application deadline: By 17.00, Monday 17 May
Award: Annual stipend of £15,690 per year and tuition fees for 3.5 years (FTE). Open to Home and International students
PhD: English Literature
See the English literature PhD page for full details of this opportunity.
Communications and Media Studies PhD
Film Bang: communities of practice, cross-media interconnections and sectoral growth within Scotland film and television industries
Edinburgh Napier University, the University of Edinburgh and the National Library of Scotland's Moving Image Archive invite applications for a funded doctoral Applied Research Collaborative Studentship (ARCS) supported by the Scottish Graduate School for the Arts and Humanities (SGSAH). The ARCS project in question is titled 'Film Bang: communities of practice, cross-media interconnections and sectoral growth within Scotland film and television industries'.
This funded Scottish Graduate School for the Arts and Humanities (SGSAH) Applied Research Collaborative studentship (ARCS) will investigate how the Scottish screen sector first coalesced, and then operated, as a 'community of practice' from the mid-1970s.
Throughout the project, the student will have regular work placements with the National Library of Scotland's Moving Image Archive, based at Kelvin Hall, Glasgow, and will gain appropriate training through the supervision of curatorial staff in addition to the support of academic supervisors. The student will also be part of the postgraduate training network organised by the Scottish Graduate School for the Arts and Humanities (SGSAH) and will take part in the annual SGSAH Summer School and other events.
The closing date for applications is Monday, 31 May 2021. Informal enquiries can be made to the project supervisors via email: Dr Alistair Scott (A.Scott2@napier.ac.uk), Dr Jonny Murray (email@example.com) and Kay Foubister (firstname.lastname@example.org).
More details on the Studentship, including the project remit and candidate specification, can be found on the FindaPhD project page.