PhD Studentship, University of Brighton/British Museum
University of Brighton/British Museum
Application deadline: Apr 5, 2018
The Global and the National: South Asian Collectors at the British Museum
AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnership Studentship in collaboration with the British Museum and University of Brighton
The School of Humanities at the University of Brighton and the British Museum are pleased to announce a funded studentship for doctoral research, awarded under the AHRC’s Collaborative Doctoral Partnership Scheme.
‘The Global and the National: South Asian Collectors at the British Museum' will examine the role of South Asian and British South Asian collectors and donors in the making of British museums from the eighteenth century to the present day. The successful applicant will gain a unique opportunity to benefit from training and a placement at the British Museum, conduct research into its collections and archives, and carry out funded fieldwork in South Asia.
The studentship will be supervised by Dr Claire Wintle, University of Brighton, and Drs Sushma Jansari and JD Hill, British Museum. This full-time studentship is funded for 3 years at standard AHRC rates and will begin 1 October 2018. In addition, a Student Development Fund (equivalent to a further 0.5 years of stipend payments) is also available to support the cost of training, work placements, and other development opportunities.
Academic entry requirements:
Applicants should have a good undergraduate degree in history, art history, anthropology, museum studies or another relevant discipline, satisfy AHRC eligibility requirements including masters-level advanced research training or equivalent, and be able to demonstrate an active interest in museums, South Asian and imperial history, and archival research. Students must also meet the eligibility requirements of the UK Research Council for graduate students.
English language entry requirements:
Applicants whose first language is not English must have successfully completed a Secure English Language Test (SELT) in the last two years. Applicants who have obtained or are studying for a UK degree may apply without a SELT. However, the university may request a SELT is taken as part of any award made.
The minimum English language proficiency requirement for candidates who have not undertaken a higher degree at a UK HE institution is IELTS 7.0 overall (with at least 7.0 in writing and 6.5 in the other elements)
The full studentship award for students with UK residency includes fees and a stipend of £14,777 per annum plus £550 p.a. additional stipend payment for Collaborative Doctoral students for 3 years.
In addition, the Student Development Fund (equivalent to 0.5 years of stipend payments) is also available to support the cost of training, work placements, and other development opportunities. Students with EU residency are eligible for a fees-only studentship award. International applicants are normally not eligible to apply for this studentship.
In addition, the student will receive further funds from the University of Brighton’s School of Humanities and the British Museum to undertake research in South Asia, and some additional support towards further research expenses. The successful applicant will be able to participate in additional training and other opportunities provided to CDP students by the National Museums, British Library, National Archives and English Heritage, and receive a British Museum staff pass, a workspace with computer, research library access and staff privileges.
Students with EU residency are eligible for a fees-only studentship award
Candidates from outside the EU are not eligible for this studentship.
We will only consider complete applications – the application is complete once you have uploaded all of the following:
- copies of your bachelors and master certificates, including transcripts
- your two-page statement
- copy of your IELTS (or equivalent) certificate (if applicable)
- copy of your passport
- two references uploaded or requested – one must be an academic reference from your most recent period of study. Both must have been written within the last year. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure referees submit references.
For more information on how to apply for this studentship, the deadline for which is 5pm Thursday 5 April 2018, see the below website.
STIP: PhD Studentship, University of Brighton/British Museum. In: ArtHist.net, Mar 14, 2018 (accessed Mar 16, 2018), <https://arthist.net/archive/17588>.