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Name of scholarship/program

2013 PhD Studentships in Historical Studies at University of Leicester in UK

Important description
Doctoral Studentships in the field of Historical Studies for UK/EU and International Students at University of Leicester in UK, 2013

Study Subject(s):

Study subject is historical studies.

Course Level:

This scholarship is for pursuing PhD degree level.

Scholarship Provider:

University of Leicester

Scholarship can be taken at:


Scholarship Description:

The studentships arise from a €1.5 million European Research 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 PhD studentships advertised here.

Eligibility and other criteria
These studentships are open to suitable UK/EU and International (i.e., outside the EU) applicants. -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.
-Applicants for the Russian studentship should have excellent Russian language skills.

Application deadline
* 08 March 2013

Additional information, and important URL
Scholarship is offered for three years.

A tax-free stipend of £17,400 per year,additional funds for UK and international research travel.

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