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Mary Douglas Research Scholarships, UCL Anthropology

  • Funded PhD Programme (European/UK Students Only)
    Funded PhD Programme (European/UK Students Only)

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UCL's Department of Anthropology is offering two new MPhil/PhD scholarships for applicants each for three years, with a possible fourth year of support for completing the dissertation. The funding will include a stipend of £ 17,280, plus UK/EU fees and additional costs for equipment or travel. Non-EU students may apply, although fees funding is capped at the level of UK/EU students.
We seek outstanding, motivated, and creative students who will be expected to submit their dissertations within 4 years.

The Department is broad-based, including Social Anthropology, Material/Visual/Digital Culture, Medical Anthropology and Biological Anthropology. In the 2019 QS World University Rankings the department was ranked in the world's top five anthropology departments. The department has a dynamic research and learning environment, and is a research-led department offering innovative teaching programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Anthropology at UCL has a thriving research culture, bringing together academic staff, a lively and cosmopolitan body of postgraduate research students, and a growing number of postdoctoral researchers associated with a number of research projects run by members of the department.

Applicants should have:
• Demonstrably strong background in anthropology (preferably top UG and Master's degrees)
• Research experience

To apply, please send your portfolio to Ms Rikke Osterlund

Your portfolio should include:
• Writing sample from Master's or Undergraduate Dissertation (or similar)
• CV
• Research proposal, including provisional title, aims, background, methodology and how the proposal fits with the strengths of UCL's anthropology department
• Personal statement: please include details of why you meet the criteria, how your qualifications and experience have prepared you to do a PhD and the reasons for your interest in this scholarship.
• Names of two academic references
• Names of prospective supervisors who will have been contacted in advance
• Official final academic transcripts (in English) for all completed undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications. Transcripts should show modules completed, grades obtained and your overall degree classification (if relevant).

Please see our webpages for further information and details on existing projects: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/anthropology/

The Mary Douglas Research scholarships are supported with the generous funding of the Sigrid Rausing Trust.

Deadline for applications June 10th 2019

Funding Notes

The funding will include a stipend of £ 17,280, plus UK/EU fees and additional costs for equipment or travel. Non-EU students may apply, although fees funding is capped at the level of UK/EU students.

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