Bourse de recherche doctorale de l’université d’Huddersfield /PhD Scholarships, University of Huddersfield

University of Huddersfield/ Henry Moore Institute Leeds/ The  Hepworth Wakefield

Application deadline: Oct 30, 2015

The School of Art, Design and Architecture at the University of Huddersfield invites applications for doctoral studentship projects with the Henry Moore Institute Leeds and The Hepworth Wakefield.

These scholarships will support successful candidates to develop their research, whilst also providing opportunities to gain career-enhancing teaching experience and teaching-related skills. The School’s mission is to foster the next generation of creative researchers and boasts a  dynamic and interactive learning community that allows staff and students to nurture, develop and exploit their talents.

Funding information

The PhD Scholarships will cover full tuition fees (at UK/EU rate*), provide an annual stipend of £13,863 and the opportunity to apply for funding to support attendance at research-related conferences, training, workshops and public engagement events. Scholarships will be awarded through an open competition to applicants wishing to commence full-time PhD studies in January 2016 and will be renewable annually for up to 3 years, subject to satisfactory research progress and good citizenship. Successful researchers will be expected to contribute an  average of 6 hours per week to teaching and teaching-related activities.

You will have full access to state-of-the-art technical resources and will be guided through your research by our researchers that are experts in your field of study.

UK/EU tuition fees are £3,795 and International tuition fees are £12,000. International students will be required to use the stipend to meet the shortfall in tuition fees.

Students who are unable to complete their studies are required to refund the scholarship awarded.

Eligibility

The School will consider applications from promising candidates of  any nationality. Candidates should already hold a 1st Class Honours
Bachelor’s and Master’s degree (UK or UK equivalent).

For those whose first language is not English and/or if from a country where English is not the first language (as recognised by the UKBA), a language proficiency score of at least IELTS 6.0 (in all elements of the test) is required, unless the degree was taught in English and obtained in a majority English speaking country, e.g. UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand etc. as recognised by the UKBA.

Administrative contact and how to apply

The ideal applicant would normally be expected to pursue an academic career and be willing to disseminate research outcomes in high quality international academic journals and conferences, and to engage with policy through external grants applications. They will be positioned within one of the School’s Research Centres, to work amongst research active staff, in a supportive and collegiate environment.

Candidates are required to complete an online application form. Required information includes a brief application letter, research proposal, two academic reference letters, copies of degree certificates and transcripts and proof of English language proficiency (if English  is not your first language).

Submitted research proposals must demonstrate a strong understanding of the extant literature and clearly substantiate the potential for making a significant contribution in the field. Applicants may consider a wide variety of quantitative and/or qualitative methods making a strong case  of the appropriateness for the method(s) suggested in the proposal.  Particular attention will be paid to clarity of expression and also the  structure, coherence and flow of argument. The proposal is expected to be around 1000 words and to include a bibliography. Please note: we will not be able to consider your application if a research proposal is not submitted.

For more detailed information about research at our School, please
visit: http://www.hud.ac.uk/schools/artdesignandarchitecture/research

Further information can be obtained from Professor Angela Lee, Director of Research & Graduate Studies <a.lee@hud.ac.uk>.

Please follow the link for further details:
http://www.hud.ac.uk/schools/artdesignandarchitecture/research/scholarships/

Enquiries – Dr Alison Rowley – a.j.rowley@hud.ac.uk
Tel: +44(0)1484 473130

Deadline: End of October 2015, for a January 2016 start.