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2013 PhD Studentships, University of Leicester, UK

University of Leicester

Doctoral Studentships in the field of Historical Studies for UK/EU and International Students at University of Leicester in UK, 2013 

About Scholarship: The studentships arise from a €1.5 million European Research Council grant to Professor Clare Anderson, for the project The Carceral Archipelago: Transnational Circulations in Global Perspective, 1415-1960.

This research project, which starts February 2013, will take a case study and comparative approach to the history of imperial expansion, unfree labour, confinement, and their legacies through a focus on the history of penal colonies all over the world. It will employ a project manager and two postdoctoral researchers, and includes provision for the two PhD studentships advertised here. 

Study: Historical Studies

Course Level: PhD

Scholarship By: University of Leicester

Location: UK

Duration: Three years

Value: A tax-free stipend of £17,400 per year, additional funds for UK and international research travel. 


-These studentships are open to suitable UK/EU and International (i.e., outside the EU) applicants. -Applicants must have a first-class or high upper second-class honours degree (or equivalent qualification) in history or a relevant discipline and meet the University’s Standard English language entry requirements.

-It is expected that applicants will have a relevant Masters degree with merit or distinction or be able to show evidence that they will achieve this before October 2013.

-Applicants for the Russian studentship should have excellent Russian language skills. 

Scholarship Open for: The students of UK/EU and International can apply 

Apply: Online

Deadline: 08 March 2013 

Further Information: http://www2.le.ac.uk/study/research/funding/carceral-archipelago

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