London Arts and Humanities Partnership (LAHP)

The Institute of Modern Languages Research, School of Advanced Study, is a member of the AHRC-funded consortium LAHP, along with King’s College London and UCL. Up to 80 studentships are available for postgraduate research students wishing to pursue doctoral study in the arts and humanities within the partnership, commencing October 2017.

Subject to availability, these awards will cover:

  • Tuition fees for a maximum of three years at the Home/EU rate
  • Annual maintenance grant or allowance (stipend) -- this was £16,296 for 2016-17

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Applications are invited for qualified candidates in the field of Modern Languages Research. Up to 80 studentships are available 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.

research supervision at the IMLR

More information for applications for postgraduate research at the School of Advanced Study can be found here.

 

German Exile (Miller Scholarship)

This doctoral studentship is aimed at graduates wishing to focus their research on German-speaking exile, preferably in the UK, with topics including literature, politics, history, sociology, migration, or the arts. 

The Miller Scholarship, funded by the Martin Miller and Hannah Norbert-Miller Trust, provides a fee waiver of up to 100% of the full-time or part-time Home/EU tuition fee, tenable for three or five years, plus maintenance.

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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.

 

MRes Bursary (Germanic Friends) 

The Friends of Germanic Studies have made available a scholarship designed to support a student on the Institute's MRes in Modern Languages course, who intends to write their dissertation on a German-related topic.

The scholarship provides a fee waiver of 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).

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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.

 

MRes Bursary (Bithell)

The MRes Bursary, made available by the Bithell Bequest Fund scholarship is designed to support a student wishing to pursue the Institute's MRes in Modern Languages course who intends to write their dissertation on a German-related topic.

The scholarship provides the successful applicant with a fee waiver of 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).

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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.

 

Hispanic/Latin American Studies

This doctoral studentship is aimed at graduates who wish to focus their research on the culture of the Latin American communities in the UK. The research will feed into the AHRC-funded interdisciplinary project ‘Cross-Language Dynamics: Reshaping Community’ hosted at the Institute of Modern Languages Research.

The award provides the successful applicant with maintenance of  £15,000 pa and a fee waiver equivalent of the full-time Home/EU tuition fee.

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This doctoral studentship is aimed at suitably qualified graduates who wish to focus their research on the culture of the Latin American communities in the UK, including London. Candidates should have a first degree (2i/Ist class) and a Master’s degree in Modern Languages (Spanish/Hispanic/Latin American Studies) or a cognate arts/humanities discipline (eg History or Social Anthropology). Applicants must have native or near native competence in English and Spanish and, preferably, some knowledge of Portuguese.

The research will feed into the AHRC-funded interdisciplinary project ‘Cross-Language Dynamics: Reshaping Community’ hosted at the Institute of Modern Languages Research. The doctoral student will be expected to prioritise the literary, visual and digital cultures of the Latin American communities.

The award provides the successful applicant with maintenance of £15,000 pa and a fee waiver equivalent of the full-time Home/EU tuition fee, and is tenable for three years full-time, commencing in October 2017. The successful candidate will be registered at the Institute of Modern Languages Research (IMLR), School of Advanced Study for the MPhil/PhD degree of the University of London, and will be supervised by Catherine Davies, Professor of Hispanic and Latin American Studies, and IMLR Director.

Applicants are advised to discuss their research proposal with the IMLR Director initially, with formal applications made online with the School of Advanced Study.

Deadline for applications: 31 May 2017