Wolfson Postgraduate Scholarships in Humanities at University of Sheffield in UK


Applications are invited for postgraduate scholarships in the field of humanities at University of Sheffield in UK. These Wolfson Postgraduate Scholarships will be available in the broad subject areas of history, literature and languages. Applicants should have a strong academic record, including a first class or upper second class undergraduate degree and a Masters degree in a field of study relevant to the research. The scholarships will be awarded to outstanding students who demonstrate the potential to make an impact on one of these fields and to be future academic leaders. The scholarships are open for UK, EU and international applicants. Application should be submitted till 3rd February 2014.
Study Subject(s): Scholarships are provided in humanities in the broad subject areas of history, literature and languages at the University of Sheffield in UK.
Course Level: The scholarships are available for pursuing postgraduate degree level at University of Sheffield in UK.
Scholarship Provider: The University of Sheffield, UK
Scholarship can be taken at: UK
Eligibility: -Applicants should have a strong academic record, including a first class or upper second class undergraduate degree and a Masters degree in a field of study relevant to your research (or equivalent qualifications).
-Applicants should be applying to start your first year of study on a full-time or part-time PhD with the University in the 2014-15 academic year (i.e. after 1st August 2014, exact start date to be agreed with your supervisor/ department) on a project which falls into one of the broad categories of history, literature or languages.
-Awards are open to UK, EU and international applicants.
Scholarship Open for International Students: UK, EU and international applicants can apply for the scholarships.
Scholarship Description: The University of Sheffield has been given a substantial grant to enhance postgraduate research, thanks to the Wolfson Foundation, a charity that awards grants to support and promote excellence in the fields of science and medicine, health, education, and the arts and humanities. Sheffield is one of only nine universities across the UK selected to take part in a pilot funding programme of postgraduate scholarships. Sheffield has been selected due to its track record in research excellence and proven success in attracting promising postgraduate students. 
Number of award(s): Not Known
Duration of award(s): These scholarships fund up to three years full-time or six years part-time study, subject to satisfactory progress.
What does it cover? The Wolfson Postgraduate Scholarships pay:
-tuition fees
-an annual, tax-free maintenance stipend, currently £15,000
-a Research Training Support Grant (currently £5,500 per year) for study visits, conferences, books, consumables and equipment.
These scholarships fund up to three years full-time or six years part-time study, subject to satisfactory progress. Part-time studentships will be paid at 50% of the full-time rate (i.e. £7500 stipend per year).
Selection Criteria: Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis. Applications are assessed on the basis of academic success and qualifications, experience, research background, a clear well-articulated research proposal, the potential impact of the research and a good match with supervisor/ departmental expertise.
Notification: Applicants will be informed of the outcome by the end of May 2014.
How to Apply: The mode of applying is online.
Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 3rd February 2014.

Applications are invited for postgraduate scholarships in the field of humanities at University of Sheffield in UK. These Wolfson Postgraduate Scholarships will be available in the broad subject areas of history, literature and languages. Applicants should have a strong academic record, including a first class or upper second class undergraduate degree and a Masters degree in a field of study relevant to the research. The scholarships will be awarded to outstanding students who demonstrate the potential to make an impact on one of these fields and to be future academic leaders. The scholarships are open for UK, EU and international applicants.

Application should be submitted till 3rd February 2014.

Study Subject(s): Scholarships are provided in humanities in the broad subject areas of history, literature and languages at the University of Sheffield in UK.
Course Level: The scholarships are available for pursuing postgraduate degree level at University of Sheffield in UK.
Scholarship Provider: The University of Sheffield, UKScholarship can be taken at: UK

Eligibility: -Applicants should have a strong academic record, including a first class or upper second class undergraduate degree and a Masters degree in a field of study relevant to your research (or equivalent qualifications).-Applicants should be applying to start your first year of study on a full-time or part-time PhD with the University in the 2014-15 academic year (i.e. after 1st August 2014, exact start date to be agreed with your supervisor/ department) on a project which falls into one of the broad categories of history, literature or languages.-Awards are open to UK, EU and international applicants.

Scholarship Open for International Students: UK, EU and international applicants can apply for the scholarships.

Scholarship Description: The University of Sheffield has been given a substantial grant to enhance postgraduate research, thanks to the Wolfson Foundation, a charity that awards grants to support and promote excellence in the fields of science and medicine, health, education, and the arts and humanities. Sheffield is one of only nine universities across the UK selected to take part in a pilot funding programme of postgraduate scholarships. Sheffield has been selected due to its track record in research excellence and proven success in attracting promising postgraduate students. Number of award(s): Not KnownDuration of award(s): These scholarships fund up to three years full-time or six years part-time study, subject to satisfactory progress.

What does it cover? The Wolfson Postgraduate Scholarships pay:-tuition fees-an annual, tax-free maintenance stipend, currently £15,000-a Research Training Support Grant (currently £5,500 per year) for study visits, conferences, books, consumables and equipment.These scholarships fund up to three years full-time or six years part-time study, subject to satisfactory progress. Part-time studentships will be paid at 50% of the full-time rate (i.e. £7500 stipend per year).

Selection Criteria: Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis. Applications are assessed on the basis of academic success and qualifications, experience, research background, a clear well-articulated research proposal, the potential impact of the research and a good match with supervisor/ departmental expertise.
Notification: Applicants will be informed of the outcome by the end of May 2014.How to Apply: The mode of applying is online.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 3rd February 2014.

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