Deadline extended to 5th June. Please forward to suitable candidates
Applications for a three year AHRC studentship are invited from outstanding candidates domiciled in the UK or EU with an interest in oral history, history of science, technology and medicine or postwar British history.
The successful applicant will register for a PhD while working on a collaborative project between National Life Stories (the oral history fieldwork charity based at the British Library) and the University of Leicester which will focus on how commercialisation and privatisation affected the lives of government scientists. This project provides an opportunity to address broad questions about social and cultural change in late twentieth century Britain through a detailed case study.
The student will be based in the School of History at the University of Leicester which has a vibrant community of PhD students, including a number holding collaborative awards. They will be co-supervised by specialists from National Life Stories.
Candidates should have completed an undergraduate and Masters degree in a relevant discipline and be able to demonstrate an interest in empirical research and oral histories.
For UK residents the studentship will cover tuition fees in full and provide a maintenance stipend of £14,057 per year from the AHRC and £1,000 from the British Library. For EU residents the studentship will cover fees only from the AHRC and £1,000 from the British Library.
To apply you need to complete the standard University of Leicester online application form here: http://www2.le.ac.uk/study/research/phd/history
In place of the research proposal requested on this form, you should provide a statement of up to 1,000 words on:
- How you propose to develop the project theme
- How your education and experience to date has prepared you for this research position
Applicants should also submit:
- A 4-5,000 word sample of their written work
It is essential that applicants read the further particulars for this post: http://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/history/departments/history/postgraduate/collaborative-doctoral-award-opportunities
Interview Date: mid June 2015, at the British Library
For details of the AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnership scheme at the British Library please visit http://www.bl.uk/aboutus/highered/hecollab/collabdoctpar/
Informal enquiries to Sally Horrocks, email@example.com
School of History, University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester, LE1 7RH, UK