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MRes and MPhil/PhD funding and scholarships

Fee waiver for MRes Anthropology/ MRes Visual Anthropology 

1 x £5,000 fee waiver for new students enrolled on the MRes Anthropology/ MRes Visual Anthropology programmes starting in September 2016.

The fee waiver is for students who wish to complete the MRes in preparation for an MPhil/PhD in Anthropology or Visual Anthropology. It is avaiable for full or part time students. If you're a part time student then the £5000 fee waiver will be divided equally across the two years of the programme (International students may not be able to study part time, students can speak to the Immigration Advisory service immigration@gold.ac.uk if they have questions about part time study).

The closing date for applications is Friday 29 July 2016 at 5pm. The successful candidate will be notified by Monday 15 August.

Application Process:

You will need to have been accepted onto either the MRes Anthropology or MRes Visual Anthropology or, in the case of international students, have accepted your unconditional offer to study with us and either have applied for a student visa, or provided evidence that you have another visa that permits study with Goldsmiths.

You will be asked to submit a short 500 word statement indicating your reason for applying to Goldsmiths, what sources of funding you intend to apply for to support your further study as MPhil/PHD students and why you think your proposal might likely appeal to the selected funding bodies. 

The 500 word proposals should include student name, degree applied for and applicant/student number. It must be submitted by e-mail to Victoria Reese, PG Administrator, Department of Anthropology, Goldsmiths, and University of London: v.reese@gold.ac.uk by Friday 29 July 2016 at 5pm. 

Candidates will be assessed and selected on academic merit (judged by their previous academic achievements and academic references), the quality of their research proposal and fit with Goldsmiths anthropology, and the soundness of their plans to secure research funding.


 

AHRC studentships

Goldsmiths is part of the CHASE AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership, which funds up to 75 doctoral studentships per year. 

If you're thinking about carrying out a research degree in the arts and humanities, you could be eligible to apply for a studentship covering fees (currently £3,996 per annum), a maintenance allowance (currently £15,863) and research training.

To be considered, you need to have applied for a relevant research programme at Goldsmiths by 13 January 2016. However, we strongly recommend that you apply as soon as possible

  • so that you will be eligible to apply to the UK Research Councils through Goldsmiths
  • so that you can be interviewed, if appropriate, and matched with supervisors who can work with you on drafting and redrafting your application

The selction is highly competitive, and we will rank applications internally in the Department of Anthropology by the end of January 2016 according to the criteria: academic excellence (normally a First and/or Distinction), quality of the proposal, fit with supervisors, deaprtment and institution/consortium.

Find out more about this AHRC funding.


ESRC studentships

Goldsmiths is part of the London Social Science Doctoral Training Centre (DTC), funded by the ESRC to train the next generation of social scientists. 

If you're thinking about carrying out a research degree in the social sciences, you could be eligible to apply for a studentship covering your fees for up to four years (currently £3,996 per annum) and an annual stipend (currently £15,863). 

To be considered, you need to have applied for a relevant research programme at Goldsmiths by 29 January 2016. However, we strongly recommend that you apply by the 13 January 2016:

  • so that you wil be eligible to the UK Research Councils through Goldsmiths
  • so that you can be interviewed, if appropriate, and matched with supervisors who can work with you on drafting and redrafting your application

The selection process is highly competitive, and we will rank applications internally in the Department of Anthropology by the end of January 2016 according to the criteria: academic excellence (normally a First and/or Distinction), quality of the proposal, fit with supervisors, department and institution/consortium.

Find out more about this ESRC funding


Anthropological funds

In addition to the more widely known research funding schemes, there are a number of scholarship schemes that are particular to Anthropology or may be particularly suitable for specific anthropology based research proposals. See external funding sources for further information.

Emslie Horniman Anthropological Scholarship Fund

British, Irish and Commonwealth nationals are eligible to apply for support for overseas fieldwork. Details are available from the Royal Anthropological Institute and the closing date is 31 March each year.

Find out more about the Emslie Horniman Anthropological Scholarship Fund.

Radcliffe-Brown Memorial Fund

Small grants (around £750) are available for students completing their theses, awarded twice a year. Details are advertised in Anthropology Today. Closing dates are end of April and end of November each year.

Find out more about the Radcliffe-Brown Memorial Fund.


Additional funding support possibilities outside of Goldsmiths

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