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School Postgraduate Funding

[UPDATED 21 January 2014]

The table below provides details of available funding for postgraduate taught Masters (MA), research Masters (MRes) and Research (PhD) candidates applying for entry in September 2014.

You can contact Valerie Miller at v.miller@qub.ac.uk for programme and funding enquiries.

Postgraduate coordinators are listed below:

Head of Postgraduate Studies (all areas) Prof Crawford Gribben c.gribben@qub.ac.uk
 
Anthropology and Irish Studies (PhD and MA) Dr Maruska Svasek m.svasek@qub.ac.uk
Cognition and Culture (PhD and MA) Dr Paulo Sousa p.sousa@qub.ac.uk
 
History (PhD) Dr Fearghal McGarryf.mcgarry@qub.ac.uk
History (MA) Dr Eric Morier-Genoud e.morier-genoud@qub.ac.uk
Irish History (MA) Dr Andrew Holmes a.holmes@qub.ac.uk
Irish Local History (MRes) Dr Olwen Purdue o.purdue@qub.ac.uk
   
Frequently Asked Questions - information on the application process, fees, funding and much more.

 

TABLE OF FUNDING AVAILABLE IN 2014:

 

Funding

No of awards availableEligibilityFull fees (EU/overseas) and maintenance.Level of studyFurther detail/Programmes of studyClosing date and
Application procedure

International PhD Studentship

Overseas and EU (excluding UK)  residents.

Full fees (Overseas/EU) and maintenance award.

 PhD

The School is offering one International PhD Studentship in any area of postgraduate research offered by the School for a research project compatible with the research themes of the Institute for Collaborative Research in the Humanities and/or the Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation and Social Justice .

Closing date: Monday 17 February 2014

Applicants should apply for a place on the PhD programme via the University's online application system and indicate on the form that they wish to be considered for a International PhD award.

Applicants MUST also write to the head of postgraduate studies, setting out how their proposed research project relates to the Institute themes.

AHRC Northern Bridge Consortium Doctoral Studentships

c.50 per year in Arts and Humanities Subjects (jointly with Newcastle and Durham Universities)
UK and EU residents.

Non-EU residents are not eligible for this scheme.

UK-resident applicants are eligible  for full fees and maintenance awards.

Other EU-resident (including Republic of Ireland) applicants are eligible for a fees-only award.

PhD

Applications are invited from strong candidates in any area of History or relevant (AHRC-facing) areas of Anthropology  offered by the School.

Students who wish to be considered for Northern Bridge scholarships should select "I wish to be considered for funding" and enter AH13 in the free text box.

 

 

Closing date: Monday 17 February 2014

Please consult Northern Bridge Doctoral Training Partnership Website: www.NorthernBridge.ac.uk [available from 2 December 2013]

or contact the head of postgraduate studies for further information.

DEL Strategic Doctoral Studentships

2

UK and EU residents.

Non-EU residents are not eligible for this scheme.

UK-resident applicants are eligible for full fees and maintenance awards.

Other EU-resident (including Republic of Ireland) applicants are eligible  for a fees-only award.

 PhD

Applications are invited from any suitably qualified applicants for 2 PhD projects:

1. Representing Contesting Histories: Critical Museology and Conflict Exhibitions', to be supervised by Dr Fearghal McGarry (History) and Dr Debbie Lisle (PISP). 

2. Envisioning Reconciliation: Media practice as a tool of conflict transformation', to be supervised by Professor Fiona Magowan (Anthropology) and Prof Cahal McLaughlin (Creative Arts). Click for additional information on  Envisioning Reconciliation DEL Funding.

Closing date: Monday 17 February 2014

There is no separate application form; applications for these studentships should apply for a place on the PhD programme via the University's online application system and should indicate on the form that they wish to be considered for a DEL Strategic PhD award. They MUST also contact Prof. Crawford Gribben by 17 Feb. 2014.

Applicants are advised that they should contact the relevant lead supervisor, Dr McGarry or Prof Magowan, for further information about the projects.

Please click here for further informaton.

 

AHRC PhD studentship

for work connected with project ‘Hit songs and their significance in C17th England’

 

 1 UK and EU residents (early start date means that the studentship is not available to those currently studying for an MA degree).

Non-EU residents are not eligible for this scheme.

UK-resident applicants are eligible for full fees and maintenance awards.

Other EU-resident (including Republic of Ireland) applicants are eligible for a fees-only award.

The award also includes £3,045 for research travel.

 PhD

The successful applicant will work with Prof. Christopher Marsh on some aspect of early modern balladry and cheap print (details to be arranged). 

Applicants must be able to start on or before 31 June 2014 (so those currently studying for MA degrees are not eligible).

Applicants should apply for a place on the PhD programme via the University’s online application system and indicate on the form that they wish to be considered for the AHRC ‘Hit songs’ studentship.  Applicants MUST also contact Prof. Christopher Marsh (Prof. Chris Marsh )  by 17 Feb 2014.

DEL Open Doctoral Studentships

At least 2 UK and EU residents.

Non-EU residents are not eligible for this scheme.

UK-resident applicants are eligible for full fees and maintenance awards.

Other EU-resident (including Republic of Ireland) applicants are eligible  for a fees-only award.

PhD

Applications are invited from strong candidates in any area of History or Anthropology  offered by the School.

Closing date: Monday 17 February 2014

There is no separate application form; applications for these studentships should apply for a place on the PhD programme via the University's online application system and should indicate on the form that they wish to be considered for a DEL Open PhD award.  They MUST also contact Prof. Crawford Gribben by 17 Feb. 2014.

 

North-South Postgraduate Scholarships

 

Students of any nationality currently or recently registered at an Irish university

Scholarship of c. £12,000

PhD / MA

Universities Ireland is offering a number of postgraduate awards for 2014. Click on link to right for details of MA/PhD funding.

Universities Ireland is also offering a PhD Bursary for a topic in Irish History 1912-23. For details, click on the second link to the right:

 Closing date: 30 May 2014

Applications for these awards must be made directly to Universities Ireland. Candidates must also apply to and be accepted for a PhD place at QUB.

For full details and applications for postgrad awards, go to

http://www.universitiesireland.ie/2014/02/2014-n-s-postgrad-applications-2/


For PhD Bursary, go to:

http://www.universitiesireland.ie/2014/02/2014-phd-history-bursary-applications-now-open/

 International Student Funding

      
There are a number of additional funding opportunities available to International Student applicants    MA/PhD

See the University's International Student funding pages for details

Click here for more information

QUB/China Scholarship Council PhD Scholarships

10

(across the  university)

Candidates must be citizens of the People's Republic of China at the time of application, and either permanently resident in China or studying overseas. (Those working overseas are not eligible.) International tuition fees  
Maintenance stipend
One economy class return journey to China
PhD

Applications are invited from strong candidates in any area of History or Anthropology  offered by the School.

Attention is drawn to the Robert Hart Collection of Chinese historical sources at QUB

Potential applicants should consult Dr Fearghal McGarry (History) or Dr Maruska Svasek (Anthropology) before applying.

 

Closing date:  31 January 2014

Click here for more information and how to apply

DEL Studentships 

1 UK and EU residents. Non-EU residents are not eligible for this scheme

UK-resident applicants are eligible for full fees and maintenance awards. Other EU-resident (including Republic of Ireland) applicants are eligible for a fees-only award.

 

 PhD This is a studentship for a joint PhD in the cognitive science of religion, which is related to the new joint Doctoral programme in the cognitive the science of religion established by Aarhus University (Religion, Cognition and Culture Research Unit) and Queen’s University, Belfast (Institute of Cognition and Culture).

Applications are invited from strong candidates interested in the area of the cognitive science of religion.
Candidates should have an MA in anthropology, psychology, religious studies or a related discipline.

Closing Date: Wednesday 30 April 2014

Applicants should apply for a place on the PhD programme via the University’s online application system. Applicants should contact Dr Paulo Sousa (p.sousa@qub.ac.uk) before applying.

Masters Fees Bursaries

Funded by the School of History and Anthropology

4

UK and other EU residents.

(Non-EU residents see below)

UK and EU residents are eligible for full fees bursary awards. These awards do not have a maintenance component.

MA/

MRes

Any Masters programme offered by the School (full-time applicants only). Closing date: Monday 17 February 2014

There is no separate form for this competition. Eligible applicants to MA/MRes programmes should indicate that they wish to be considered for funding on their University application form. Consult the relevant MA/MRes  co-ordinator for more details.

 International Masters Fees Bursaries

Funded by the School of History and Anthropology

2

These are open to all international (non-UK/EU) applicants.

 

UK/EU residents are not eligible for this competition.

Overseas residents are eligible for fees awards.

These bursaries will cover 100% of the International Tuition Fees for an MA/MRes  programme. 

U.S. citizens are also eligible for Federal Loans to help pay for tuition and living costs for a year in Belfast.

MA/

MRes

Any MA programme offered by the School (full-time applicants only) Closing date:  Monday 17 February 2014

There is no separate application form for this competition. Eligible applicants to MA/MRes  programmes should indicate that they wish to be considered for funding on their University application form. Consult the relevant MA/MRes  co-ordinator for more details.

J C Beckett Bursaries for MA Irish History

2 Full-time applicants for MA Irish History.

Fees will be paid at UK/EU level only. International applicants must make up the difference.

There is no maintenance element with this award.

MA MA Irish History

Closing date:  Monday 17 February 2014

There is no separate application form for this competition. The Bursaries will be allocated to candidates for MA Irish History ranked on the reserve list for other relevant funding competitions. Consult the relevant MA co-ordinator for more details.

Mary McNeill Scholarship in Irish Studies

 1 Open only to citizens of the USA or Canada, enrolled as overseas students on the MA Irish Studies. Scholarship to the value of £3,000 MA MA Irish Studies

Closing date: 30 May 2014

For full details and an application, visit Irish Studies funding page

 

Peter Jupp Bursary

       1

For students in their final year of research (2 years completed) to attend the Wiles Lecture Series in May 2014

Travel and accommodation costs PhD  

Closing date: TBA

Visit our Wiles Lecture Series pages for details on how to apply.

Peel Prize

      1 Students graduating from QUB with a BA in History (or History with Joint Honours) in 2014.

Peel Prizes (value c.£1,200), founded in 1861 by Sir Robert Peel and others, are awarded for excellence in historical and philosophical studies.

 MA  MA in History; MA in Irish History; MRes in Irish Local History. One prize will be awarded to a student enrolling on a full-time basis for an MA in History on the basis of outstanding performance in their primary degree.  Recommendations will be made by the Head of School of History and Anthropology.  

John Blacking Prize 

       2 Awarded annually to the students who obtain the highest marks in their dissertations submitted for the MA in Anthropology at QUB in the previous academic year and who have enrolled in the School of History and Anthropology for the degree of PhD in Anthropology or Ethnomusicology.   

Two prizes of £500 each

 PhD For further information click here

Awards will be judged by the Anthropology and Ethnomusicology postgraduate exam board held at Queen’s in September.