Doctoral-Studentships in Historical Studies at University of Leicester for UK/EU and International Students 2013
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Doctoral-Studentships in Historical Studies at University of Leicester for UK/EU and International Students is now opened applications for 2013 academic year. Full scholarship details:

Doctoral-Studentships in Historical Studies

School:UL/ UK


Field(s):Historical Studies.

Deadline: 08 March 2013.

Funded by:University of Leicester(UL)

Beneficiaries: Scholarship is open to UK/EU and international students.


  • Doctoral studentships is offered for three years.
  • A tax-free stipend of £17,400 per year,additional funds for UK and international research travel.
  • Please note that the successful applicants will be required to pay their tuition fees; the University of Leicester research degree tuition fees are currently £3,828 for UK/EU applicants and £10,915 for international applicants.


  • The School of Historical Studies, University of Leicester , is pleased to offer two fully-funded phd-studentships for October 2013 entry.
  • The Doctoral-studentships arise from a €1.5 million European Rearch 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 Doctoral studentships in Historical Studies advertised here.
  • This is an excellent opportunity for interested students to undertake their PhD research as part of a prestigious international research project.
  • The School of Historical Studies, University of Leicester , there will be superb opportunities for collaboration and networking, both nationally and internationally; for engagement in impact activities (notably the production of a Transportation Atlas, and content for the project website); for participation in the project conference and writing workshop; and for the publication of research as part of the project’s academic outputs.
  • Research Areas and Supervision
  • We would like to invite Doctoral-Studentships in Historical Studies applications from students whose historical interests coincide with the project’s geographical focus and themes, as follows:
  • One research student will undertake case study research on Sakhalin (Russia), and will be supervised by Professor Anderson and Dr Zoe Knox
  • The other will undertake case studies of Rottnest and Cockatoo Islands (Australia), supervised by Professor Anderson and another colleague in the School of Historical Studies
  • The successful Doctora-Studentships applicants will have considerable flexibility in determining the scope of their research.
  • However, we are interested in reading proposals that fall within the project’s broad objectives, please visit their web site below to see their objectives.
  • Both research students will be expected to conduct research in libraries and archives outside Leicester and overseas.


  • Doctoral-studentships are open to suitable UK/EU and International (i.e., outside the EU) applicants.
  • PhD-studentships 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.

  • Doctoral-studentships applicants for the Russian studentship should have excellent Russian language skills.

Scholarship Application Method

  • Apply online or apply by post
  • To apply, Doctoral-studentshipsin Historical Studies at University of Leicester, applicants:
  • should simply follow our three-point checklist: Draft a research Proposal that tells us what you want to research and how you intend to do it Prepare your supporting documents
  • The closing date for receipt of applications is 08 March 2013.
  • IMPORTANT - In the Fees and Financial Support section of the application, you must state that you wish to be considered for the "October 2013 Funded PhD- Studentship in Historical Studies (Ref. Clare Anderson)"
  • Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Professor Clare Anderson:
  • +44 (0)116 229 7528

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