The South East Network for Social Sciences (SeNSS) Studentships


The South East Network for Social Sciences (SeNSS), a social sciences-focused research and training partnership consisting of Roehampton and nine other universities, will offer fully-funded doctoral studentships each year for the next six years, providing high quality social sciences training. Post-doctoral Fellowships will also be offered through the consortium. Students receiving the studentships through the programme will receive advanced doctoral training, including research methods training, researcher development and subject-specific training. Applications for the studentships will open in October 2016, with first intake of students starting in October 2017.

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Roehampton University-Sacred Heart (RUSH) PhD Studentships

Thanks to generous funding from the Society of the Sacred Heart, three fully-funded, full-time PhD studentships are available for new overseas students, starting 1st October 2017. The studentships are for the support of three candidates with a strong academic record and the potential for academic excellence at doctoral level. Preference will be given to candidates from lower or middle income countries. Successful candidates will demonstrate a commitment to contributing to their home community through their planned research project or area of study, and through their future career plans. in order to meet these aims, suitable projects may be, for example, in education, human rights, theology/philosophy, other topics relevant to justice, community service, environmental development, but this is only an indicative list; no disciplinary areas are excluded, and specific projects and intentions will be assessed in relation to the broad criterion of making a contribution to the student's home community. For further information, please contact: Applications are due on Monday 5 December 2016.

AHRC TECHNE Studentships

The University of Roehampton is pleased to be a member of TECHNE, a Consortium of seven institutions in London and the South-East that form an Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP). Over five years (2014-2019), the TECHNE Consortium will fund approximately 176 PhD studentships for outstanding Arts and Humanities postgraduate researchers across the partner institutions. As a member of TECHNE, University of Roehampton UK and EU applicants for PhD study (and some current PhD students) in the Arts and Humanities are eligible to apply for AHRC studentships to start 1 October each year. This competition closes on 29th January 2017.

General information

Interested students should contact social anthropology staff in the Department of Life Sciences as follow up (Garry Marvin, Jonathan Skinner, Istvan Praet, James Davies). Please note staff interests and active research in human-animal interactions and conservation as one of the department’s strengths (e.g. sea turtle conservation in Anguilla; wolves in Albania; and the chicken project).

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