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Scholarship Opportunities in The School of Anthropology and Conservation

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Profile Description

The School of Anthropology and Conservation (SAC) at the University of Kent invites applications from outstanding candidates for our range of competitive PhD scholarship opportunities. On average the School is granted around 12 awards each year through a range of scholarship competitions.

The School has an international reputation for the research of its academic staff, many of whom are leaders in their respective fields. Its vibrant research culture provides excellent opportunities for postgraduate study and the breadth of expertise within the School enables us to offer research supervision across a wide range of topics. You are encouraged to visit our staff pages to identify a potential supervisor with whom your research interests align.

Staff pages:

NERC ENVEAST Doctoral Training Partnership – interviews 17/18 Feb 2016
The School are delighted to have two projects shortlisted for funding by the EnvEast DTP:

Quantifying biodiversity responses to land-use change via non-invasive sampling of tropical mammalslead supervisor Dr Matthew Struebig.

Where is Darwin's 'Green Carpet'? A novel approach to modelling seed dispersallead supervisor Dr Dave Roberts.

Successful candidates who meet RCUK's eligibility criteria will be awarded a NERC studentship. In most cases, UK and EU nationals who have been resident in the UK for 3 years are eligible for a full award. In 2015/16, the stipend was £14,057.

More details are available on our website:

ESRC South East Doctoral Training Centre
– application deadline January 2016
SAC is a member of two pathways within this centre of research excellence providing outstanding social science postgraduate training: Anthropology and Environment, Energy and Resilience. Studentships cover fees and stipends and are open to UK/EU students who meet the residential criteria.

CHASE (AHRC) Studentships - application deadline January 2016
This Doctoral Training Partnership offers students a range of exciting opportunities to gain professional experience, work across institutions and disciplines and acquire advanced research skills. Studentships cover fees and stipends and are open to UK/EU students who meet the residential criteria.

Kent 50th Anniversary Scholarships – application deadline January 2016
Open to applicants from the fields of social anthropology, environmental anthropology, biological anthropology or biodiversity conservation. We particularly welcome applicants who wish to undertake interdisciplinary projects relevant to the School's research culture. Scholarships cover Home/EU tuition rate plus a maintenance grant.

Competitions for the ESRC, CHASE and Kent 50th Anniversary Scholarships are not yet open. It is expected that full details will be available mid-November with applications due in early January 2016. For more information about each competition please visit our website:

Funding Notes

Some or all of the PhD opportunities in this programme have funding attached. Applications for this programme are welcome from suitably qualified candidates worldwide. Funding may only be available to a limited set of nationalities and you should read the full programme details for further information.

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