It is with great pleasure that the National Trust and the University of Exeter announce a rare chance to secure a fully-funded PhD studentship to assist research on the cultural transitions of Reformation England.
The REACH consortium, of which the National Trust is a member, is offering a studentship under the AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnership program. Royal Museums Greenwich, the National Portrait Gallery, Historic Royal Palaces, the British Film Institute, and the National Trust are part of REACH – Revisiting and enhancing approaches to collections and heritage. For Emma Slocombe’s PhD work on “Recycling and Reinvention in Reformation England,” she collaborated with James Clark (Exeter) on an established, financed project chronicling medieval church textiles and other religious art forms’ preservation, transmission and re-use following the Tudor reformations.
Many medieval studies have focused on the patronage, production process, and context and use of religious artifacts, while Tudor studies have tended to focus on either iconoclastic destruction or the Counter-Reformation response. It is the goal of this initiative to bring together the artifacts of the Tudor and Elizabethan periods with the wider context of their time. After the closing of many churches and the loss of the chantries, there has been a long-standing gap in knowledge about the dispersal, preservation, and domestic usage of medieval artforms.
About the Scholarship:
The Sheffield Medical School, Firth College, and Sheffield Technical School were founded in 1897. In 1897, Sheffield University opened. La majorité de l’university’s research is technological and scientific. It is also one of six red brick colleges built in the heart of England’s industrialized zone. Starting with 114 students, enrollment climbed to 1,000 in fall 2007. The university has grown rapidly. With increased enrollment, the institution built departments, residence halls, and faculty buildings and grew the campus. Campus has many buildings, faculties, and departments. The university’s Octagon Center opened in 1983. It’s a popular conference and concert venue. On campus are the Plant Sciences and Biology Department, a museum, and the Arts Tower. The Western Bank Library has many books and research papers. The library loans out 150 special collections and 25,000 rare volumes.
The university’s Engineering Faculty was created in 2015. The school offers labs, lectures, and workshops. The university’s St. George church was the first of its kind. In 1994, it became a lecture hall. Degree programs are available at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The academic system is notable by its vast course offerings, organized into departments and faculties. Faculty of Science, Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences, Engineering, Medicine and Health are among the five divisions. City College, headquartered in Athens, Greece, contributes to the curriculum. The university’s Manufacturing Research Center works with Boeing. It oversees BAE Systems initiatives. International independent assessment agencies validate Sheffield’s high-quality teaching and research. Sheffield’s Students’ Union is known for its pleasant student experience. Penn’s research, innovation, and teaching improve the lives of its alumni and the world at large. Sheffield’s research was rated world-leading or internationally excellent in the most recent UK Research Excellence Framework, meaning it is cutting-edge.
Lee Child (author), David Blunkett (former Home Secretary), George Porter (Nobel Prize in Chemistry), Harry Kroto (who discovered fullerenes), and Jessica Ennis are also Sheffield grads (Gold Medallist at Olympics). The Times Higher Education Supplement ranked Sheffield’s Students’ Union the finest in the UK for the fourth year in a row (Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2017-2020).
The Students’ Union has stores, cafes, and pubs, as well as over 350 clubs and organizations, all of which are free to join. This makes Sheffield memorable for many overseas students. International student support can help with visas and other issues. Each academic year begins with a meet-and-greet at Manchester International Airport and a residential orientation session. Intro Week includes University speeches, information fairs, and campus and city excursions to help you adjust to life in the UK (UK). International students are also given with private housing, which is usually en-suite with a common kitchen, but also has shared bathrooms, larger luxury rooms, and studio apartments. According to the Natwest Student Living Index for 2021, Sheffield has the UK’s lowest student living costs.
Staying in university housing allows you to meet new people, live close to campus, and receive specialized customer service. The Residence Life team organizes activities for university housing residents throughout the year and may help with your needs on campus. Sheffield is a contemporary city in the UK’s industrial heartland. It has all the amenities you’d expect from a large UK city, plus easy and economical transit, making it a good base for traveling around the UK and EU. Sheffield has many attractions and activities to offer, and the Peak District National Park is only 30 minutes away, providing a great opportunity to explore the English countryside. According to the Natwest Student Living Index 2021, Sheffield is the cheapest university city in the UK, thus your money will go further there.
Scholarship Sponsor(s): University of Exeter
Scholarship Country: United Kingdom
Scholarship Worth: £16,062
Study Level: PhD
Nationality: International Students
- The current Research Council tariff in the UK is £16,062 per year, which includes tuition and a maintenance stipend. It is the responsibility of the University of Exeter to cover the difference between UK and EU/International tuition fees.
- Additionally, award recipients will receive an annual maintenance payment of £550 for their Collaborative Doctoral Partnership.
Eligibility for Scholarship.
- You should have at least a 2:1 Honours degree, or the international equivalent, in history, history of art & visual culture, or a programme in which these disciplines were a major component; and you should have obtained, or be currently working towards, a Master’s degree at the Merit level, or the international equivalent, providing research preparation in themes that are directly relevant to this project.
- If English is not your first language, you will be required to meet the standards for competence in English and produce confirmation of your knowledge of the language. Please visit this link for further information as well as a list of alternative tests that are suitable.
- We are committed to encouraging students from a variety of educational and cultural backgrounds to apply for this CDP studentship and promote the widest possible pool of potential students to study for it. Because people of Black, Asian, and other minority and ethnic backgrounds are currently underrepresented at this level in this field, we especially encourage applications from people who come from those backgrounds.
- Every applicant is required to comply with the terms and conditions of UKRI in order to receive financing.
- This studentship, which provides complete tuition as well as a maintenance allowance, is open to candidates from the United Kingdom, the European Union, and even further afield.
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The University of Exeter 2022 International PhD in Recycling and Reinvention in Reformation England, UK is open to all International Students
- Apply right now!
- To submit your application, please click the “Apply Now” button located up top. You will be required to provide some personal information as well as upload the following:
- A full CV
- An accompanying cover letter
- A research proposal that addresses the project description and outlines the method that you would take to this problem (maximum 1,000 words)
- • A writing sample (and/or portfolio) consisting of no more than 2,500 words; please include this in the same document as your research proposal. Specify if you prefer to use any of these formats (it is not possible to upload separate documents in this section)
- The names and contact information for two academic referees
- Documentation demonstrating your ability to communicate in English, if the position requires it.
- In addition, you will be requested to produce verified transcripts of the most recent academic qualification you have earned.
- It is required that all application materials be submitted in English. Additionally, copies of academic credentials that have been translated and certified must be submitted.
- You have until the application deadline of June 6, 2022 to make arrangements for your referees to email their references to firstname.lastname@example.org from the email addresses that are associated with their institutions. Please be aware that we will not be contacting referees directly to request references; instead, it is up to you to make arrangements for your referees to send in their recommendations. We are unable to take into consideration references sent from personal or private email accounts, unless the document is scanned, printed on institutional headed paper, and signed by the referee.
- When applying for this studentship and in any subsequent correspondence, please make sure to include reference number 4461.
The application deadline for University of Exeter 2022 International PhD in Recycling and Reinvention in Reformation England, UK is June 6, 2022