Research Funding

Funded Doctoral Study at the Institute of Modern Languages Research (London Arts and Humanities Partnership)

Applications are invited for qualified candidates in the field of Modern Languages Research. Up to 80 studentships are available from the academic year 2015-2016 for postgraduate research at the School of Advanced Study (University of London), King's College London, and University College London within the framework of the London Arts and Humanities Partnership.

The Institute of Modern Languages Research offers PhD supervision in French and Francophone, German, Hispanic and Latin American, and Italian Studies, with specialisations including but not limited to cinema and other visual arts, cities and modernism, cultural memory, queer studies, women's writing, theory and European philosophy. Further information on graduate study at the Institute can be found at:
http://www.modernlanguages.sas.ac.uk/graduate-study

The LAHP studentship competition for 2015-16 closes on Friday, 29 January 2016.
Candidates should be in the process of applying for doctoral research at their chosen institution and have established their supervisor before applying to LAHP for funding.

Further information for applications for postgraduate research at the School of Advanced Study can be found at:
http://www.sas.ac.uk/graduate-study/research-degrees

Martin Miller and Hannah Norbert-Miller Scholarship

This doctoral studentship is aimed at suitably qualified graduates who wish to focus their research on German-speaking exile, preferably in the UK. Topics may include literature, politics, history, sociology, migration, or the arts. Applications for research based on the archival holdings of the Research Centre for German and Austrian Exile Studies at the IMLR, such as the papers of the Anglo-Austrian Society or those of the writer and broadcaster Robert Lucas, would be particularly welcome. A working knowledge of German is necessary.

The award, which is funded by the Martin Miller and Hannah Norbert-Miller Trust, provides the successful applicant with a fee waiver equivalent to up to 100% of the full-time or part-time Home/EU tuition fee, and is tenable for three years (full-time) or five years (part-time), beginning in January 2017, plus maintenance of £15,000 (full-time) or £7,500 (part-time). The successful candidate, who will be expected to register at the Institute of Modern Languages Research (University of London School of Advanced Study) for the MPhil/PhD degree of the University of London, will be able to draw on the expertise of the Institute’s Research Centre for German and Austrian Exile Studies.

Candidates, who would normally have an MA degree or equivalent, should apply by 5 pm on 15 October 2016. Applications should be made on the School of Advanced Study application form (please note earlier submission date) and copied to jane.lewin@sas.ac.uk. Shortlisted candidates are expected to be invited for interview during the last week in October.

Germanic Friends MRes Bursary

Applications are invited from well-qualified candidates with a good honours degree in German (Upper Second or First) for this scholarship made available by the Friends of Germanic Studies at the IGRS. The award is designed to support a student wishing to pursue the Institute's MRes in Modern Languages course, and who intends to write their dissertation on a German-related topic.

The scholarship provides the successful applicant with a fee waiver equivalent to up to 100% of the full-time or part-time Home/EU tuition fee, and is tenable for one year (full-time) or two years (part-time), beginning in October 2016. .

The deadline for applications for the academic year 2016-17 will be 31 August 2016.

How to apply/application form
In the first instance, please contact Dr Godela Weiss-Sussex.

Bithell MRes Bursary

Applications are invited from well-qualified candidates with a good honours degree in German (Upper Second or First) for this scholarship made available by the Bithell Bequest Fund. The scholarship is designed to support a student wishing to pursue the Institute's MRes in Modern Languages course, and who intends to write their dissertation on a German-related topic.

The scholarship provides the successful applicant with a fee waiver equivalent to up to 100% of the full-time or part-time Home/EU tuition fee, and is tenable for one year (full-time) or two years (part-time), beginning in October 2016. .

The deadline for applications for the academic year 2016-17 will be 31 August 2016.

How to apply/application form
In the first instance, please contact Dr Godela Weiss-Sussex.