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Wellcome Trust Doctoral Studentship in the history of intoxicants and narcotics in the modern Philippines

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Scholarship summary
A three-year doctoral studentship is available for candidates who wish to explore the history of the consumption and control of substances labelled as narcotics and intoxicants in the Philippines in the first half of the twentieth-century. It is one of four studentships included in the ‘The Asian Cocaine Crisis: Pharmaceuticals, consumers and control in Asia, c. 1900-1945' project funded by the Wellcome Trust with Professor James Mills of The Centre for the Social History of Health and Healthcare (CSHHH) Glasgow at the University of Strathclyde as Principal Investigator.

The successful candidate will enjoy resources to travel to archives, to project meetings in China, in India and in the UK and also to conferences around the world. The student will join the thriving postgraduate community at the CSHHH Glasgow, will be a full member of the Graduate School in Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Strathclyde, and will be integrated into a project team that includes partners in Shanghai, Bangalore, Leiden and Washington.


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Number of scholarships – 1
Value – International or EU/Home fees and annual stipend, starting at £19,919
Opens – Immediately
Closes – 3rd August, 2016
Duration – 3 years
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Is this for you?
To apply for the scholarship, you should:

• Have a minimum of a 2.1 or equivalent in an undergraduate degree in History or related subject and a Masters in the same
• Be able to write in academic English (IELTS minimum overall band score of 6.5, with no individual test score below 5.5)
• Additional skills in relevant languages would be an advantage

Subject's Eligibility – History
Level's Eligibility – Postgraduate
Study Mode's Eligibility – Full time

How to apply –

Upload the following documents to:

(Apply via “PhD History” and include the phrase “Wellcome Trust Philippines Application” in funding section)

• A cover letter
• An outline research project of no more than 1000 words
• **Two academic references** (alternatively these may be provided directly from your referees if they would prefer and should be sent to [email protected] no later than the deadline of 3rd August. Email subject should contain: applicant name + phrases “Reference” and “Wellcome Trust Philippines Application.”
• A curriculum vitae
• Degree transcripts and certificates
• If required, an English language qualification (IELTS minimum overall band score of 6.5, with no individual test score below 5.5)

Contact us –

For informal enquiries about the studentship, please contact Professor Jim Mills: [email protected]

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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