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Commonwealth Scholarships for PhD – Call For Applications

Commonwealth Scholarships for citizens of developed Commonwealth countries (Australia, The Bahamas, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Cyprus, Malta, and New Zealand) are offered for PhD and split-site PhD study in the UK. These scholarships are funded by the UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and the Scottish Government, in conjunction with UK universities.

You can apply for a Commonwealth Scholarship for the following levels of study:

  • PhD
  • Split-site (PhD), where the CSC supports one year’s study at a UK university as part of a PhD being undertaken in your home country

All subject areas are eligible, although the CSC’s selection criteria give priority to applications that demonstrate the strongest potential for strategic impact.

If you are applying for PhD study, the scholarship will be tenable only at a UK university with which the CSC has a joint funding agreement. Joint funding agreements will be negotiated individually for selected candidates for PhD study. You should make this clear to your chosen universities.

To apply for these scholarships, you must:

  • Be a Commonwealth citizen, refugee, or British protected person
  • Be permanently resident in Australia, The Bahamas, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Cyprus, Malta, or New Zealand
  • Be available to start your academic studies in the UK by the start of the UK academic year in September/October 2016
  • By October 2016, hold a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) honours standard, or a second class degree and a relevant postgraduate qualification (usually a Master’s degree)
  • If you are applying for split-site (PhD) study, be registered for a PhD at a university in your home country

If you have already started your PhD study at a UK university, you are not eligible to apply for these scholarships.

Applications without any supporting statements from your proposed supervisors will be considered ineligible.

The CSC promotes equal opportunity, gender equity, and cultural exchange. Applications are encouraged from a diverse range of candidates. The CSC is committed to administering and managing its scholarships and fellowships in a fair and transparent manner – for more information, see the CSC anti-fraud policy.

All applications must be submitted by 23.59 (BST) on 17 June 2016 at the latest. All documentation – including references, transcripts, unconditional offers and supporting statements – must be provided by 16:00 (BST) on 27 June 2016.

For full details of the awards, and to apply, please visit:

Auckland Library Heritage Trust: Researcher in Residence Scholarship – Applications Now Open

Applications are now open for the Auckland Library Heritage Trust’s annual Researcher in Residence Scholarship.

The purpose of the scholarship is to encourage research based on material held in the Sir George Grey Special Collections. Each year the Trust awards $1000 to a research scholar with a particular interest in the collections of Auckland Libraries given by Sir George Grey and added to by others in the decade since.

The range and breadth of the Collections means that researchers have a wide scope to work on a project which interests them. Explore the collections here.

Read more about the Scholarship, including application details, here.

Applications for 2016/17 close on 27 May, 2016.

Forrest Research Foundation Scholarships – Call For Applications

The Forrest Research Foundation is now taking applications for the next round of scholarships. The closing date is 15 April, 2016.

Forrest Research Foundation Scholarships are available for outstanding international and Australian students who wish to study towards a PhD at one of the following Western Australian universities:

  • Curtin University
  • Edith Cowan University
  • Murdoch University
  • Notre Dame University (Fremantle Campus)
  • The University of Western Australia

Full details on the scholarships can be found at the Foundation’s website:

Medieval Academy: CARA Summer Scholarships – Call For Applications

A limited number of stipends are available for graduate students and particularly promising undergraduate students who plan to participate in summer courses in medieval languages or manuscript studies. The stipend will be paid directly to the program to offset a portion of the tuition cost and is contingent on acceptance into the program. Applicants must be members of the Medieval Academy in good standing with at least one year of graduate school remaining and must demonstrate both the importance of the summer course to their program of study and their home institution’s inability to offer analogous coursework.

Applications must be received by 15 April, 2016 and will be judged by the Committee for Professional Development and the Chair of the CARA Committee. There will be between four and eight awards yearly, depending upon the number of worthy applicants and the cost of the summer programs.

For further information and to apply, please visit:

Please contact the Medieval Academy at with any questions about this program.

Uni of Otago: Marsden-funded MA Early Modern Theatre and Skill – Call For Applications

Applications are now being accepted for a Marsden-funded MA scholarship on the topic of Early Modern Theatre and Skill. Candidates will write a thesis under the supervision of Professor Evelyn Tribble at the University of Otago. Scholarships are for one year, include full fees for domestic students (New Zealand and Australian) and carry a stipend of NZ$13,000.

Interested students should write to Professor Tribble: with a brief introduction and a possible topic.

See more about Professor Tribble’s research on her staff webpage and on her webpage.

Further information about the Otago Research Master’s is available on the University’s Research Master’s webpage and the Department of English & Linguistics’ postgraduate pages.

National Archives of Australia/Australian Historical Association Postgraduate Scholarships (Round 2) – Call For Applications

For those undertaking research towards a MA or PhD in history, the National Archives of Australia/Australian Historical Association scholarships assist scholars with the cost of copying records held in the Archives.

Applications for the second round of these scholarships open on October 1 and close on October 31.

Full details can be found here:


Columbia University: MA in Medieval and Renaissance Studies – Call For Applications

The MA in Medieval and Renaissance Studies provides the opportunity to undertake graduate level work in any relevant field of interest. Students have the flexibility to take a variety of courses in art history, religion, history, philosophy, literature or other relevant fields offered by departments in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. This flexibility offers the opportunity to concentrate in one area while also exploring other aspects of the life, thought, and culture of the Middle Ages and/or the Early Modern Period. Through this unique interdisciplinary and cross-period approach, students gain a deeper and more comprehensive understanding of the periods.

The program is appropriate for students who will go on to apply to PhD programs as well as for those who wish to complete a terminal MA. In addition to choosing from a wide range of courses, students develop their skills in relevant languages, and are introduced to the study of manuscripts and early printed books. The MA culminates in a final thesis in which students develop an original research project. Students have the option to pursue the degree full time or part-time. The deadline for spring admission is November 1st. For more information, please visit:

ACIS CassaMarca Scholarships for HDR Research in Italy: Now Open

The Australasian Centre for Italian Studies (ACIS), supported by the Cassamarca Foundation (Treviso), promotes the activities of research and teaching in the area of Italian Studies in Australasian tertiary institutions. Information on its work can be obtained here.

ACIS is offering UP TO THREE scholarships worth $5,000 each to provide postgraduate students at an Australian or New Zealand university with the opportunity to work on a research project in Italy in 2016. For one of the awards, the Dino De Poli Scholarship which honours the President of the Cassamarca Foundation, preference may be given to applications for research on any aspect of the culture, history and society of North East Italy.

The scholarships are available to students who in 2016 will be enrolled, full-time or part-time, in Master by research or PhD degrees in a university in Australia or New Zealand and who will be engaged in research projects in any of the following areas of Italian Studies: archaeology and classical antiquities, language, literature, culture, history, politics and society, including migration studies.

Successful applicants will be expected to spend at least two months in Italy on research. The award must be taken up before 1 December 2016.

For full details, including how to apply, please visit:

Closing date for applications: Friday 30 October 2015.

World Shakespeare Bibliography Online PhD Student Fellowship – Call For Applications

World Shakespeare Bibliography Online PhD Student Fellowship

The World Shakespeare Bibliography is seeking doctoral fellows interested in early modern literature and/or digital humanities.

The selected fellow will be an incoming PhD student in English at Texas A&M University. The World Shakespeare Bibliography PhD fellow will serve as a graduate research assistant in the English Department at Texas A&M, which pays a monthly stipend and includes health insurance. The University pays tuition for students holding fellowships and assistantships.

The World Shakespeare Bibliography PhD fellow will work for the World Shakespeare Bibliography for one year. The fellowship is for nine months, with a strong likelihood of summer support. After the first year, students will be shifted to a graduate teaching assistantship in the English Department, at the same funding level. Students are also eligible for many additional funding opportunities, through the English Department, the College of Liberal Arts, the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies, Cushing Memorial Library and Archives and the Melbern C. Glasscock Center for Humanities Research). Graduate assistantships are renewable for a total of five years, contingent on good progress toward the degree.

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to learn about the cutting edge of Shakespeare scholarship and will gain work experience in a longstanding global digital humanities project. Fellows will have the opportunity to work in a vibrant department with strengths in early modern studies and digital humanities. World Shakespeare Bibliography fellows will be encouraged to take advantage of the rare book collection at the Cushing Memorial Library and Archives and opportunities available through the Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture. The World Shakespeare Bibliography PhD fellow will be eligible to apply for funded conference travel, a student exchange to Aberystwyth, Wales, and further training programs such as the Digital Humanities Summer Institute. Texas A&M is a member of the Folger Institute Consortium, and our students and staff regularly participate in Folger Shakespeare Library events.

Ideal applicants will be strong academic candidates with interest in early modern studies and/or digital humanities. Basic computer skills required: specific training will be given upon arrival. The strongest candidates will be self-motivated, detail-oriented students looking forward to gaining new research skills. Second languages are helpful but not required.

To apply, please complete the application for Texas A&M’s PhD in English (information here). In your statement of purpose, please include a sentence that indicates your interest in applying for the World Shakespeare Bibliography PhD fellowship. Please append a 150-word paragraph detailing why you would be a good candidate for the fellowship and why it appeals to you. Applications are due 15 December, 2015 for fall 2016 admission and start of fellowship.

If you have questions about graduate study in English at Texas A&M University, please contact Professor Sally Robinson. If you have questions about the World Shakespeare Bibliography, please contact Professor Laura Estill or Dr. Krista May.

Max Weber Post-doctoral Fellowships – Call For Applications

Max Weber Post-doctoral Fellowships
European University Institute

Applications are now open for the Max Weber Programme at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence, Italy. Amongst the largest, most prestigious and successful post doctoral programmes in the historical and social sciences, and located in one of the most beautiful settings, with truly outstanding research facilities, we offer from 50-60 fully funded 1 and 2 year post doctoral fellowships to applicants within 5 years of receiving their PhD from anywhere in the world in the fields of economics, history, law and social and political sciences. All areas and types of research within these fields are considered. Last year 98% of Fellows found an academic position on completing the Fellowship.

To find out more about the programme and how to apply, go to: and

Applications close on 25 October, 2015.