Postgraduate research opportunities PhD Student Excellence Awards 2022/23 (SEA)

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Key facts

  • Opens: Friday 29 October 2021
  • Deadline: Sunday 12 December 2021
  • Number of places: 6
  • Duration: 3 years
  • Funding: Home fee, Stipend

Overview

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 for commencing study in October 2022. These awards will cover student fees (at UK rates) and a stipend in line with UK Research Council rates.
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Eligibility

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

Candidates from outside the UK will be considered but will be required to pay the difference between the Home and EU/International fee.

THE Awards 2019: UK University of the Year Winner
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Project Details

We are able to offer six awards across the following subject areas:

  • English; Journalism, Media and Communication; Gender Studies; Creative Writing; Modern Languages (this includes French, Italian and Spanish) or History (School of Humanities)
  • Law (School of Law)
  • Counselling; Physical Activity for Health; Psychology; or Speech and Language Therapy (School of Psychological Sciences and Health)
  • Social Work; or Social Policy (School of Social Work and Social Policy)
  • Education (School of Education)
  • Politics and International Relations (School of Government and Public Policy) (note the different requirements for the School of Government and Public Policy here)

From the Graduate School website, you can navigate to your subject area and from there you will see the supervisors and their areas of expertise. It is strongly advised that you should make contact with a potential supervisor before you complete the online application and/or contact the relevant PGR Director. You should then…

  • apply online by the stated closing date
  • in the "Programme Name", please select the appropriate PhD study area
  • in the "Funding" section of the 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.
    • academic transcripts
    • two Academic reference letters

CLOSING DATE: Sunday 12 December 2021 (midnight)

These awards are competitive and the selection panel will view all complete applications submitted by the closing date. Please ensure you have followed all the steps under “how to apply”. 

The selection panel will meet in February, although final results may not be announced until May 2022 in line with the AHRC and ESRC scholarship competitions.

The start date will be 1 October 2022.

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Supervisors

From the Graduate School website, you can navigate to your subject area and from there you will see the supervisors and their areas of expertise. It is strongly advised that you should make contact with a potential supervisor before you complete the online application and/or contact the relevant Postgraduate Research Director.

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Apply using the apply tab on your chosen research course. Find a course using our course search.

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Contact us

Contact the Postgraduate Research Director in the relevant academic school:

School of Humanities:

For English; Journalism, Media and Communication; Gender Studies; or Creative Writing contact – Dr Esperanza Miyake (Esperanza.miyake@strath.ac.uk )

For History; or Modern Languages contact – Dr Caroline Verdier (caroline.verdier@strath.ac.uk )

School of Law: Prof Cyrus Tata (cyrus.tata@strath.ac.uk )

School of Psychological Sciences and Health: Dr Louise Brown Nicholls (hass-psh-pgr@strath.ac.uk )

Social Work and Social Policy: Prof Marion Henderson (marion.henderson@strath.ac.uk )

School of Education: Prof Kate Wall (kate.wall@strath.ac.uk )

School of Government and Public Policy: Dr Heinz Brandenburg (heinz.brandenburg@strath.ac.uk)

Or the HaSS Graduate School via hass-postgrad@strath.ac.uk