The Division of English Literature, American Studies and Creative Writing (EAC), part of the School of Arts, Languages, and Cultures (SALC) at the University of Manchester, wishes to offer two full-fee waiver bursaries for home fees for doctoral study for three years, commencing in September 2014. The successful applicants will work under the supervision of academics in the discipline area of English literature (with possible input, according to research field, from another area in SALC).
The bursaries are offered for study in Early Modern Literature and Victorian Literature.
The Shakespeare Scholarship
The Shakespeare Scholarship was established by a donation to Owens College (the forerunner of the University of Manchester) in 1864 to mark the 300th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth.
The Division of English Literature, American Studies and Creative Writing is offering a full fee-waiver bursary to a new doctoral student in any area of British Early Modern Studies, to be held from September 2014.
The John Bright Fellowship
John Bright was MP for Manchester for a decade from 1847. At his death a statue was raised in his home town of Rochdale in 1891 by public subscription, and an endowment given to the University of Manchester for the creation of a fellowship.
The Division of English Literature, American Studies and Creative Writing is offering a full fee-waiver bursary to a new doctoral student in an area of Victorian literary studies, to be held from September 2014.
In early modern studies: Prof. Jackie Pearson, Dr Jerome de Groot, and Dr Naomi Baker. In Victorian studies, Dr Michael Sanders and (in History) Dr Julie-Marie Strange; Victorian studies is currently an area of expansion in EAC with a new appointment in nineteenth-century poetry, Dr Clara Dawson, arriving in September. For staff details see http://www.alc.manchester.ac.uk/subjects/englishamericanstudies/people/.
Applicants should hold a BA Honours degree in English literature or another relevant field with at least a 2.i classification. Applications should also hold, or be about to complete, an MA or equivalent degree in an area relevant to the proposed doctoral research.
How to apply
Applicants will need in the first instance a confirmed place on the PhD programme in SALC; to be considered for the bursaries, please apply for a PhD place, following the instructions to be found at http://www.alc.manchester.ac.uk/apply/postgraduateresearch/. In order to be considered for the bursaries, you must apply by Wednesday 16 April. Please add, at the end of your proposal, either ‘I wish to be considered for the Shakespeare Scholarship’ or, ‘I wish to be considered for the John Bright Fellowship’ as appropriate (this should not be considered as part of the word count of 1500 words for the proposal).
Conditions of award
Bursary holders in SALC will have home tuition fees waived for the duration of the three years of the PhD degree programme. Holders will be asked to contribute a set number of hours of work within the Division, in the form of teaching on the same terms as a Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA), or as research assistance, or a mixture of both. This will consist of up to 22 hours per year (or 66 hours over the whole programme). GTAs will only teach in the second and third years of their programme; research assistance may be asked for at any time, in negotiation with the bursary holder and his/her supervisor.
Contact the Head of EAC, Dr David Matthews.