The Institute of Asia and Pacific Studies (IAPS) is seeking to co-fund two PhD studentships for a 2014 start. Details of the first are given below. The second, in conjunction with the Department of History will be advertised shortly.
The first one is (should a suitable applicant be found) in conjunction with the ESRC. IAPS therefore strongly encourages applications from excellent doctoral candidates looking to work on the Asia and/or Pacific Region. Should a suitable applicant be found, IAPS will fully fund one studentship in conjunction with the ESRC, for a 2014 start. This studentship will pay tuition fees at the Home/EU rate plus a stipend of approximately £13726 per annum (figures for 2013 entry) for up to three years full time study, subject to satisfactory progress.
Applications should be made initially to the School of Politics and International Relations in accordance with the information available on the research student funding pages. Applications should be submitted to the University by January 24th 2014 to allow time for processing (applications received up until February 14th will be accepted but cannot be guaranteed they will be processed in time for the competition). Please make a note on your University application form that you intend to apply for an ESRC Studentship and email a completed ESRC Studentship Funding application form to Gail.Evans@nottingham.ac.uk by noon on Friday 28th February 2014. A School panel will consider the applications received and those ranked highly will be forwarded to the University ESRC DTC Studentship competition. The decision of the panel is final.
Only applicants who are eligible to pay Home or EU fees can apply for this studentship. Overseas students wishing to work with IAPS starting in 2014 are encouraged to apply separately to the Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship for Research Excellence (International) for funding.
Potential PhD Students wishing to work with IAPS and apply for either of the above funding schemes are encouraged to contact IAPS Director Professor Katharine Adeney as soon as possible to identify potential supervisors and to work on their application.