The University of Essex, Colchester Campus, is offering a fantastic opportunity for students from all nationalities to pursue a PhD degree in History through the Faculty of Arts and Humanities Partnerships PhD Scholarship in 2023. This scholarship is a full funding package that covers tuition fees, living costs, and other benefits, making it an attractive option for aspiring researchers.
To be eligible for this scholarship, candidates must be applying for a PhD in History and specifically focus on the project “Exploring opportunities for collaboration and inclusion in the Unilever archives.” They should plan to register as a postgraduate student at the University of Essex for the academic year 2023-24 and commence their PhD studies in October 2023 or shortly thereafter. Additionally, applicants must have achieved an honors degree with a first-class or 2:1 grade (or equivalent). While a Master’s degree in a relevant subject is desirable, it is not mandatory, and relevant professional experience can also be taken into account.
These scholarships are aimed at students who would otherwise be self-funded, and recipients cannot hold this award simultaneously with any other University of Essex scholarships.
The benefits of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities Partnerships PhD Scholarship include a tuition fee waiver for Home or Overseas students, a living costs stipend at the UK Research and Innovation recommended level per year (subject to confirmation), and an additional £2,500 (in total) from the University of Essex Proficio funding. The Proficio funding can be used to enhance the students’ skills through advanced training, conference attendance, and travel opportunities.
To apply for this scholarship, candidates need to complete a single application for the PhD program and the scholarship simultaneously. They should specify their interest in the “PhD History” program and the project “Exploring opportunities for developing and broadening inclusion in Unilever archives.” Submitting the required documentation alongside the application is essential.
This partnership between the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at the University of Essex and Unilever Art, Archives, and Records Management (UARM) offers a unique chance for students to engage in collaborative research and make valuable contributions to the field of History. If you meet the eligibility criteria and are interested in pursuing a PhD in History with this excellent funding opportunity, don’t miss the chance to apply. The application deadline varies, so make sure to check the University of Essex’s official website for further details and submit your application in time. Good luck with your application!