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Wellcome Trust Master’s award

Deadline for applications to CHSTM: Friday 17 March 2017

CHSTM invites expressions of interest and applications for a Master’s studentship in Humanities and Social Science, funded by the Wellcome Trust.

The studentship covers full fees and a living allowance for one year of taught Master’s study. UK universities are eligible to nominate one candidate per institution. As the University of Manchester’s leading centre for teaching and research in the field, CHSTM has a strong record of success in securing studentships in this competition.

Applicants must be strongly committed to building a research career relevant to the themes covered by the Wellcome Trust’s Master’s Awards in Humanities and Social Sciences scheme, and must meet the scheme’s eligibility requirements.

Applications will be considered for each of the following CHSTM taught programmes:

A CHSTM panel will review all applications for its programme and select one candidate to enter the University-wide competition.  The final decision of whether funding is awarded to the University’s nominated applicant rests with the Wellcome Trust.

If you are interested in applying, please contact Dr Rob Kirk, robert.g.kirk@manchester.ac.uk as soon as possible to discuss the possibilities. Should you then wish to submit an application for the award, the first stage is to prepare a brief preliminary proposal, as described below.

Application information and deadlines

Preliminary applications should be sent to Dr Kirk at the address above no later than Friday 17 March 2017. Your preliminary application should include:

  • a brief CV with details of undergraduate degree held or being undertaken
  • details of the research proposed (maximum of two pages)
  • a letter of support from a current academic sponsor

The successful application will be chosen by a committee of CHSTM staff, who will appoint an academic sponsor to work with the candidate to develop the full proposal for the Wellcome Trust. You will need to be available to work on completing the proposal to a deadline in April, in order to meet the Trust’s final deadline of Tuesday 2 May.

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