Postgraduate research opportunities

Student Excellence Awards (SEA) 2020/21

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences is pleased to invite applications from excellent students with original research proposals for the University of Strathclyde Student Excellence awards commencing in October 2020. There are six awards available: one for each of our academic Schools.

Number of places

6

Funding

Home fee, Stipend

Opens

6 November 2019

Deadline

6 March 2020

Duration

3 years

Eligibility

You should normally have, or be expected to obtain, a first-class honours degree and/or a master’s degree with distinction in a relevant subject.

Funding Details

The awards cover full Home/EU fees and a stipend at current RCUK rates.

Supervisor

For further information, contact the PGR Director in the relevant academic School. 

School of Humanities:

For English, Gender Studies, Journalism, Media and Communications  or Creative Writing contact – Dr David Goldie

For History and Modern Languages contact – Dr Mark Ellis 

School of LawDr Sylvie Da Lomba

School of Psychological Sciences and HealthDr Marc Obonsawin

School of Social Work and Social PolicyProf Bernard Harris

School of EducationProf Kate Wall

School of Government and Public Policy: Dr Heinz Brandenburg

Or the Graduate School

Contact us

How to apply

All applicants must apply online via Pegasus for a place on the PhD programme at Strathclyde by the closing date.

In the Programme Name, please select appropriate PhD study area.

In the Funding section of the Pegasus application form, please write ‘SEA Scholarship’.

You should upload the following documents with your application:

  • 1500-word research proposal
  • A 2-page CV, including your academic achievements and any professional experience
  • Degree certificate and academic transcript
  • 2 Academic reference letters

*NB You may apply for a SEA award even if you also intend to apply for an AHRC DTP Scotland or ESRC DTP Scotland PhD Studentship. If you are applying for an AHRC or ESRC award, please write "SEA Scholarship (+AHRC)" or "SEA Scholarship (+ESRC)" in the Funding Section of the Pegasus application form.