RAI / GLGW and Pembroke College Graduate Scholarship on World War One

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One scholarship (2018-2021) is available for applicants who are ordinarily resident in the UK/EU/European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland and who are applying to a D.Phil. in History, specialising in the First World War.

The scholarship will provide at least £18,000 per annum to cover course fees, college fees and a grant for living costs. Awards are made for the full duration of fee liability for the course. The scholarship is funded by the Rothermere American Institute (RAI) in association with the Faculty of History’s Globalising and Localising the Great War (GLGW) programme and Pembroke College, and is made possible thanks to a generous donation from the Rothermere Foundation.

The scholarship will be known as the Captain Hon. Harold Alfred Vyvyan St. George Harmsworth Graduate Scholarship on World War One.

The holder of the scholarship will be part of the RAI’s and GLGW’s community of scholars, working alongside leading academics and graduate students exploring various aspects of the First World War and the United States in the early 20th century.

We wish to encourage applications for proposed doctoral theses to be based in the History Faculty that focus wholly or in part on the United States and the genesis or implications of the First World War. The time period can encompass the long durée of 1900-1930.

Downloadable advert: Harmsworth Graduate Scholarship advert final
Application – via University application form for graduate study by 12 noon UK time (midday) on Friday 19 January 2018.

For more information on The RAI’s American History page, visit http://www.rai.ox.ac.uk/oxcrush
For more information on Pembroke College, visit http://www.pmb.ox.ac.uk/
For more information on the Faculty of History, visit http://www.history.ox.ac.uk/home
For more information on GLGW, visit http://greatwar.history.ox.ac.uk/
For information on the History Faculty graduate admissions, visit http://www.history.ox.ac.uk/graduate-admissions
To apply, visit the University of Oxford Application Guide: https://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/graduate/applying-to-oxford/application-guide?wssl=1

National Maritime Museum Research Fellowships 2017-18

Applications are now invited for the National Maritime Museum’s range of Research Fellowships for 2017-18.

Royal Museums Greenwich offers a range of funded research opportunities for academics, students and researchers.

The purpose of our programme is to support new research by academics, researchers and students with an interest in maritime history, astronomy and time.

We offer co-supervision for Doctoral Studentships funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC), and we offer Museum funded programmes, including a series of short-term and long-term fellowships, plus student internships.

Further information here.

Two Postdoc fellowships for “Global History”

Centre for Modern Indian Studies, University of Göttingen
Start date: 1 January 2017

The transnational research group “A Global Network for Global History” directed by the Centre for Modern Indian Studies (CeMIS), University of Göttingen in cooperation with the International Institute of Social History, Amsterdam, and the Weatherhead Initiative on Global History, Harvard University, Cambridge MA, advertises two Postdoc fellowships for the funding period from 16 January – 30 September 2017.

The “Global Network for Global History” is funded by the VW foundation and seeks to organize a community of scholars interested in the systematic scrutiny of developments that have unfolded across national, regional, and continental boundaries and who propose to analyze the interconnections – cultural, economic, ecological, political and demographic – among world societies.

Fellows at CeMIS are appointed for 8.5 months and are provided time, guidance, office space, and access to the facilities of Göttingen University. They should be prepared to devote their entire time to productive scholarship and may undertake sustained projects of research or other original work. They will join a vibrant interdisciplinary community of scholars at CeMIS and the newly founded Forum for Global and Transregional Studies at the University of Göttingen.

The scholarship is granted for 8.5 months and amounts to EUR 2.650 per month (incl. compulsory health insurance and travel allowances). The work location is Göttingen.

Requirements for candidates are:
+ a PhD in History or Social Sciences;
+ independence, individual initiative and commitment;
+ excellent knowledge of English and the languages relevant to the research location;
+ sound knowledge of the relevant scholarly debates

Applications should contain a full CV, copies of relevant examinations, a research proposal (max. 5000 words), a writing sample (a chapter or essay), and the names and addresses of two referees. They should be sent electronically by 31 July 2016 to Prof. Dr. Ravi Ahuja.

Contact Info:
Prof. Dr. Ravi Ahuja
CeMIS
University of Göttingen, Waldweg 26, D-37073 Göttingen, Germany

Contact Email: ravi.ahuja@sowi.uni-goettingen.de
URL: http://www.uni-goettingen.de/de/540740.html

Jesus College graduate scholarship, linked with GLGW

Jesus College, Oxford Graduate Scholarship, generously funded by members of Jesus College History alumni.

This scholarship is linked to the TORCH network Globalising and Localising the Great War (GLGW) project, History Faculty, University of Oxford, for research on the First World War.

We wish to encourage applications for proposed doctoral theses to be based in the History Faculty that relate to the main project areas of GLGW:

• The Global-Imperial Dimension
• The Economics of War and Peace
• Global War and World Religions
• Military Law and Military-Civil Relations
• Global Cultural Representations of Conflict

When making the application it would be helpful to use the phrase ‘This proposed topic would fit with the Globalising and Localising the Great War Programme’ in the thesis proposal and to mention a member of the Programme as a prospective supervisor. We would wish particularly to encourage transnational and comparative projects, and would also welcome interdisciplinary projects.

Eligibility – Home/EU applicants
Value – Jesus College funds University and college fee, and full living expenses
Duration – up to four years (depending on period of fee liability)
Application – via University application form for graduate study by the January 2016 application deadline

For more information on Jesus College, see here.
For more information on the History Faculty, see here.
To apply, see the University of Oxford Application Guide here.

We hope to be able to contact successful candidates by 1 May 2016.

Pembroke/TORCH ‘Women in the Humanities’ Post-doc

Three Year Joint Pembroke-Torch Career Development Fellowship
WOMEN IN THE HUMANITIES

Pembroke College and The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities invite applications for a joint Pembroke-TORCH Career Development Fellowship in ‘Women in the Humanities’. This is a fixed-term appointment for three years. In addition to supporting outstanding early-career researchers who are working in any aspect of Women in the Humanities, the Fellowship aims to build an academic community of shared interests in the College. Accordingly, while the field of specialisation is open, preference may be given for proposals that complement the interests of Fellows in the College.

Special consideration for work within the following topics:
Global War, Revolution and Women’s Citizenship 1914-1919
Women, Literature and Culture of World War One
Women and Gender in Modern South Asia
Women and Gender in Modern Islam

The salary for this post will be in the range £32,277 to £35,256 per annum depending on experience and qualifications.

Closing date for applications is noon on Friday 3rd July 2015. Shortlisted candidates will be asked on 7th July to submit written work. It is anticipated that interviews will be held during the week beginning 13th July.

For more information, and to apply, see here.

Scholarships: February deadlines

Hertford College, through the Trustees of the Bruce, Julia and Mortimer May Fund, intends to award a Senior Scholarship in Geography. The Scholarship, which is open to Home, EU and Overseas applicants, will be tenable from October 2015 for three years. It covers all relevant university and college fees and the holder will, in addition, receive £15,000 a year to cover living expenses. Deadline: 13 February 2015. Further information: Mortimer May 2015.

Jenkins Memorial Fund Scholarships. The Fund promotes the exchange of students between universities in continental Europe and Oxford by providing scholarships in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Tenable for 3 months to 1 year, up to £10,000. Deadline: 20 February 2015.

Santander Academic Travel Awards. Santander provides up to £35,000 in academic travel awards for Oxford students. These awards enable postgraduates to travel to Santander Network countries for academic-related activities, such as collaborative work at other universities, fieldwork, or study projects. Up to £1,000. Deadline 27 February 2015.

Scatcherd European Scholarships. The Scatcherd Scholarships allows students to undertake study or research in all European Countries except the UK. Tenable for 3 months to 1 year. Up to £6,500. Deadline: 20 February 2015.

Graduate Scholarships at Oxford Colleges

There are a number of bursaries currently available at Oxford colleges:

1. T.E.Lawrence bursaries. £5,000. For the study of the History of the Middle East. Funded by All Souls College, but can be held at any Oxford college.

2. Colin Lucas Graduate Studentship. £ 5,000. For the study of French history at Balliol College.

3. Vincent Packard and Geoffrey Smart. Fully funded doctorate at Kellogg College for citizens of the EEA or Switzerland.

4. Winston Churchill Scholarship at Exeter College: Pays College Fee and Maintenance but not University Tuition Fee. For students ‘normally resident in the USA’, working on a topic related to the ‘period and policies of Winston Churchill’. (NB: Churchill was First Lord of the Admiralty and Minister of Munitions during the First World War and Secretary of State for war from Jan 1919 and Colonial Secretary from 1920…)

In addition to these, there are also the ‘open’ calls of Ertegun, AHRC and Clarendon awards