Postgraduate Scholarships and Prizes

Postgraduate Scholarships and Prizes

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AHRC DPT PhD Scholarship Information for 2018-19

The School of Critical Studies at the University of Glasgow is pleased to invite applications for PhD studentships, through its involvement in the AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership Scotland. We welcome particularly proposals which relate to our research strengths.  Applications for interdisciplinary projects are also very welcome. 

It is recommended that all external applicants contact a member of staff to discuss their application to study and identify a member of staff as a supervisor in the first instance.

Subject PG Conveners and the SCS Convener will be happy to meet with individual students or to help with queries.

 Postgraduate Research Conveners

Creative Writing Dr Elizabeth Reader
English Language & Linguistics   Prof Jane Stuart-Smith
English Literature  Dr Adrian Streete
Scottish Literature   Prof Alan Riach
Theology & Religious Studies  Mia Spiro

 

 

 

 

 

 

Further information on the Scottish Graduate School for Arts and Humanities AHRC Doctoral competition and how you can go about completing your applications can be found here. Further information on the selection process can be found on the SGSAH website.

Please note that deadlines are very tight. There is a School of Critical Studies internal deadline, for AHRC and College applicants only, of Monday 4 December 2017 for both the application to study and for the draft AHRC applications. It is important that you work to meet the School of Critical Studies deadline if you would like feedback on your application for the scholarship.

School of Critical Studies AHRC Information

Applying for PhD study: www.gla.ac.uk/research/opportunities/howtoapplyforaresearchdegree

What is the deadline for applying to Glasgow?

The closing date for receipt of both Admissions and Scholarship applications is Friday, 15 December 2017. Applicants will be informed by Monday, 29 January 2018 if their applications have been selected for nomination to the SGSAH.

Workshops for the School of Critical Studies  are held November. 

Subject Area Date  & Time Venue
Theology and Religious Studies 

Tuesday, 14  November 2017, 11am to 12.00 

Room 203, 4 University Gardens

Creative Writing

Wednesday, 01 November at 4:30 

Room 308, 5 Lilybank Gardens
English Literature  Tuesday 31 October, 1pm
 5 University Gardens, Room 205
English Language & Linguistics Tuesday, 14  November 2017 at 13.00  Boyd Orr Building, Room 709AB

 


Alexander and Dixon Scholarship (Bryce Bequest)

Alexander and Dixon Scholarship (Bryce Bequest), 2017-18.  

Seven Fees-only scholarships for the Masters study (taught) in English Literature

The length of funding is one-year of study, full-time, or two years of study, part-time.

How to apply

Please note that in order to be considered for this award, the University must already have received your application and accepted you - conditionally or unconditionally - for one of the taught Masters programme in English Literature by the application deadline.

All applicants who wish to be considered should send a brief CV and statement (2 pages max) to the English Literature Postgraduate Convenor Dr Adrian Streete (arts-studentrecruitment@glasgow.ac.uk) by the application deadline below.

Deadline for applications: 12.00pm, 1st September 2017


The Bryce Bequest was made by the late Professor John Cameron Bryce in memory of Professor Peter Alexander, former Professor of English Literature at the University of Glasgow, and in memory also of Professor W. Mac Neile Dixon.

*Fees are Home/EU level


The Andrew Tannahill Prize

The Andrew Tannahill Prize 

The Andrew Tannahill Fund. Small postgraduate bursary awards are normally available annually for Postgraduate students pursuing a topic in Scottish Language or Literature at the University of Glasgow (please see the Scottish Literature website for application details).


The Colonel Walter Scott Prize

The Colonel Walter Scott Prize

Funds are sometimes available from this source for outstanding achievement and promise in Scottish Language or Literature, to help enable those awarded to pursue a similar topic at Postgraduate level in the University of Glasgow (please see the Scottish Literature website for application details).


Historical Thesaurus Scholarships

Awards of full fees are offered to students undertaking an MPhil degree in any of the subjects covered by the English Language and Linguistics subject area. There is no maintenance element in the award.

Applicants must be accepted for the MPhil degree by the College of Arts. They will have a First degree from a UK university or equivalent. They will be expected to apply for other funding which is open to them – if successful applicants achieve another award, the Historical Thesaurus scholarship will be withdrawn.

There is no special application procedure. All students accepted for an MPhil in English Language before 1 July each year will be considered automatically. For more details please see information here.


Jessica Yorke Scholarship English Literature/Creative Writing

Jessica Yorke Scholarship English Literature/Creative Writing

About the scholarship

We are delighted to announce the Jessica Yorke Scholarship, to be awarded annually to undergraduate or taught postgraduate students of English Literature or Creative Writing demonstrating talent in, and commitment to, the field of writing for the purpose of engaging diverse audiences.  We will seek to award one or more scholarships amounting to a total of £2000, part of which may be spent on a project, field trip or course that will develop the student’s skills as a writer. Recipients will be selected on the strength of their writing ability and plans to use the scholarship funds to further their skills and experience. 

 Background

This scholarship has been established in memory of Jessica Yorke who graduated from the University of Glasgow in 1999 with an MA Hons in English Language and Literature. Jessica’s interest in the field of writing on diverse, non-academic topics, was illustrated during her time in Glasgow through her contributions to the Glasgow Guardian and Glasgow University Magazine, and to the student newspaper at UCLA where she spent a Study Abroad year. After graduation Jessica continued developing her interest in this area in many ways including a course in journalism, various roles in publishing and a year spent teaching English in Kenya.

How to apply

Students wishing to be considered for the awards will be required to submit a sample or portfolio of published writing, along with a completed application form (Jessica Yorke Application Form 2. The submission(s) may take the form of a single article or a portfolio of shorter pieces. The article or portfolio should have been published within the past year and might take the form of a review, travel piece, interview, investigative report, column or other work of journalism. Publications from blogs with an editor/editorial board will be considered. The maximum word count is 2000 words. 

Deadline

The complete application form and submission(s) should be sent via email to: critstudies-englit-admin@glasgow.ac.uk by Friday 27 January 2017. The subject line of the email should read 'The Jessica Yorke Scholarship'.

Further information

For any queries, please contact the Head of English Literature, Dr Vassiliki Kolocotroni: Vassiliki.Kolocotroni@glasgow.ac.uk


June Cockburn Bequest - Prize

Fees waiver only  for PhD in English Literature, Doctorate in Fine Arts, Medical Humanties or American Studies (SCS)

How to apply

Candidates are advised to discuss their interests with the Graduate Convener- Adrian Streete and with their prospective supervisor(s).

The fee waiver is for continuting students *only *

Deadline for applications: TBC

*Fees are Home/EU level


Scottish Literature Postgraduate Bursaries

Scottish Literature Bursaries for Postgraduate Research

A number of small bursaries for postgraduate research, including those available through the Andrew Tannahill Fund for the Furtherance of Scottish Literature and the Colonel Walter Scott Prize Fund, will be available for the 2016-17 session. These awards are for those studying or intending to study in the Scottish Literature subject area and for Scottish literature postgraduate research topics in the College of Arts at the University of Glasgow. Please note that funded students need not apply.

To apply: fill out short application form

We ask you to submit a covering letter describing your research project, your reasons for applying (financial) and a full C.V. to critstudies-pgscholarships@glasgow.ac.uk

Deadline: Monday 29 July 2016 (midnight BST)

Should you have any questions about the awards, please contact the subject convener, Alan Riach.


Theology and Religious Studies

Theology and Religious Studies funding for postgraduate study

Theology and Religious Studies at Glasgow has a number of bursaries and funds which will offer a full or partial fee waiver to those studying for a research Masters degree or a PhD at the University of Glasgow. The bursaries will only who intend to undertake postgraduate study at the University of the Glasgow.  You can apply for a bursary at the same time that you apply for the degree.

1. Please submit the TRS Scholarship Form electronically (with a typed signature) together with a cv to: 

critstudies-pgscholarships@glasgow.ac.uk  with the subject line “TRS scholarship application” 

2. Please also ask one of your academic referees (or your supervisor if you are already a graduate student) to submit a brief reference in support of your application to the same e-mail address.  


Closing date for all funds: Midnight (BST) 24 July 2016  

Theology and Religious Studies - Guidance


William Lauchlan Mann Memorial Prize

William Lauchlan Mann Memorial Prize, 2017-18.

One 3 year Home Fees-only* scholarship for the PhD in English Literature

Eligibility

The Mann prize is open to new PhD students holding offers in English Literature, Medical Humanities, and American Studies (SCS) for the academic year 2017-18.

Funding is available for up to three years of full-time study only. 

How to apply

Please note that in order to be considered for this award, the University must already have received your application and accepted you - conditionally or unconditionally - for a PhD in English Literature, Medical Humanities, American Studies (SCS) by the application deadline.

All applicants who wish to be considered should send a brief CV and research proposal (3 pages max) to the English Literature Postgraduate Convenor Dr Adrian Streete (arts-studentrecruitment@glasgow.ac.uk) by the application deadline below.

Deadline for applications: 12.00pm, 1st September 2017


This scholarship is offered in memory of the late husband of Mrs A.L. Mann, who was known as Lauchlan Mann, and graduated MA from this University in 1951.

*fees are Home/EU

*International students are eligible to apply but note that the prize is for Home/EU fees


Walter and Anne Wyatt Memorial Prize in English Literature

This Postgraduate Prize celebrates the memory of Mr and Mrs Wyatt as well as the connection of the Wyatt family with the University of Glasgow. As they were graduates of the University, the award established in their name will support future University of Glasgow students in the field of English Literature. 

The prize will be awarded on the basis of one of the following as per the Postgraduate Conveners’ recommendation and the Head of Subject’s approval at the external exam board(s) held at the end of the academic session (Sept /Oct).

  • best postgraduate dissertation of a student on a Postgraduate Taught course in English Literature;
  • best portfolio of written work by a student on a Postgraduate Taught course in Creative Writing

The prize consist of an annual award of around £500 and a book of the department’s choice, containing an inscribed plate as approved by the Wyatt family.

No application necessary.

Background: 

Walter Edward Wyatt graduated from the University of Glasgow with a BSc in 1926 and an MA (Hons) in English Language and Literature in 1928. Anne Bruce Wyatt (Annie Jutson) graduated from the University of Glasgow with an MA (Hons) in English Language and Literature in 1943. Both Walter and Anne were awarded bursaries to study at Glasgow, and Anne went on to win the Bradley medal, which is awarded annually to the most distinguished graduate in English Literature.