The Faculty of Arts at the University of Warwick (https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/) encourages outstanding postdoctoral scholars to apply to The Leverhulme Trust’s Early Career Fellowships scheme, for Fellowships hosted at Warwick starting in the 2019/20 academic year. The Fellowship, which lasts for three years, contributes 50% of the Fellow’s salary, with the balance being paid by the University. The expectation is that Fellows should undertake a significant piece of publishable work during the funded period. Appointments at the University of Warwick are dependent on the award of the Fellowship.
The Faculty of Arts is one of the world’s top 50 Arts and Humanities faculties and is home to a thriving research culture spread across eight Departments and Schools and two independent Research Centres. These are Classics and Ancient History; English and Comparative Literary Studies; Film and Television Studies; History; History of Art; the School of Modern Languages and Cultures; the School of Theatre & Performance Studies and Cultural & Media Policy Studies; the School for Cross-Faculty Studies; the Yesu Persaud Centre for Caribbean Studies; and the Centre for the Study of the Renaissance. Further information about the Faculty’s research can be found here: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/research/.
The Faculty will run an internal selection process to identify the candidates that it wishes to put forward. To be considered for this, prospective applicants must submit an Expression of Interest containing the following information to James Green, Research Strategy and Development Manager for the Faculty of Arts (James.Green@warwick.ac.uk) by 5pm on Friday 11th January 2019:
A short description of their proposed project (maximum 2 A4 pages);
- A copy of their CV (maximum 2 A4 pages);
- A one-page outline of an undergraduate second-year module, based on their field of research, that could be taught in the second year of the Fellowship;
- The name of an academic in their proposed host Department at the University of Warwick who would be willing to endorse their application. Candidates should approach this member of staff to discuss the project at the earliest opportunity, and in advance of submitting the Expression of Interest;
- The name of three referees.
All candidates must consult the Leverhulme Trust’s guidance (https://www.leverhulme.ac.uk/early-career-fellowships) prior to submitting an Expression of Interest, and in particular must carefully check the eligibility criteria.
Following the internal selection process, the University will be able to support successful candidates in the development of full applications through our Research and Impact Services team. The deadline for submission of the full application is 28th February 2019. For more information about this and for any other enquiries about the scheme, please contact James Green on the above email address.
The Department of History at Warwick invites applications for doctoral study commencing in September 2019.
History at Warwick was ranked first in the UK in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) for the proportion of world-leading research activity (4*) in the Department. We have an outstanding reputation as practitioners of social and cultural history and expertise covering all regions of the world.
The following financial support will be available on a competitive basis for exceptional candidates and projects:
AHRC studentships, as part of the Midlands4Cities (M4C) Doctoral Training Partnership for Home and EU applicants, covering maintenance and full tuition fees over 3.5 years;
Wolfson Postgraduate Scholarships for Home/EU applicants, covering maintenance and full tuition fees over 3 years;
Chancellor’s International Scholarships, for Overseas (non-EU) applicants, covering maintenance and full tuition fees over 3.5 years;
EU Chancellor’s Scholarships, for EU applicants, covering maintenance and full tuition fees over 3.5 years;
Department of History Doctoral Scholarships, for Home/EU and Overseas (non-EU) applicants, covering maintenance and tuituion fees (up to the level of a Home/EU student) over 3.5 years;
- Research Grant Funded Scholarship, working as part of the project team for What’s at stake in the fake? Indian pharmaceuticals, African markets and global health, for Home/EU and Overseas (non-EU) applicants, covering maintenance and tuituion fees (up to the level of a Home/EU student) over 3.5 years;
The History Department will select outstanding candidates to nominate for these award competitions. To allow sufficient time for us to consider your application and to work with you to develop it prior to the final closing dates for submission of written materials (early in 2019) we ask that you make contact with us as soon as you can.
For more details on these and other Warwick University funding schemes see here.
Applicants for AHRC awards whom we intend to nominate for the M4C Doctoral Training Partnership competition will be required to attend a Skype interview. We guarantee to interview all candidates who have submitted their complete applications by the 7th January 2019, with interviews taking place on the 15th, 17th and 18th of January 2019. Please note that although, formally, M4C awards to non-UK EU candidates will only cover fees, internal consortium arrangements are expected to enable full fees & maintenance to be awarded to non-UK candidates from the EU.
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Individual staff and their specialisms can be viewed here.
Applicants who may be interested in doctoral study are advised to contact the Director of Postgraduate Research in the Department.
Please include a brief outline of your proposed research project and a CV or short description of your academic qualifications and experience, including your degree classification or overall result at BA and MA level, or equivalent. If we think we can offer appropriate supervision for your project we shall provide further information about the application process for the relevant scholarship(s) at that point.
While we welcome applications from all suitably qualified individuals, we particularly those from with backgrounds that are currently under-represented within the postgraduate community at Warwick and in academic posts in the UK.
The Department of History encourages outstanding postdoctoral scholars to apply to the British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship scheme, for Fellowships hosted at Warwick starting in the 2019/20 academic year.
Applications are welcomed from candidates who have a strong research profile and meet the following eligibility criteria:
- They must be in possession of a doctoral degree by 1st April 2019
- They must be either a UK/EEA national, have completed their doctorate at a UK university or have a strong prior association with the UK academic community
- They must not yet have held a permanent academic appointment
- They must be within three years of the award of their doctorate (measured from the date of their viva voce examination) on 1st April 2019.
Appointments at the University of Warwick are dependent on the award of the Fellowship. The expectation is that Fellows should undertake a significant piece of publishable work during the funded period. For more information on the scheme’s aims and eligibility criteria, please visit www.britac.ac.uk/british-academy-postdoctoral-fellowships.
Prospective applicants are required to identify an academic mentor from within the Department of History. Applicants should approach their proposed mentor to discuss their project at the earliest opportunity.
Applications will require approval from the Department of History before submission to the British Academy. For the Department of History to determine which candidates go forward to the British Academy, candidates will need to send the following information by email to both James Green, Research Strategy and Development Manager for the Faculty of Arts (James.Green@warwick.ac.uk) and to Professor Giorgio Riello, Department of History Director of Research, (G.Riello@warwick.ac.uk) by 5pm on Friday 21st September 2018:
- A short description of their proposed project (maximum 2 A4 pages)
- A copy of their CV (maximum 2 A4 pages)
- The name of their proposed mentor at the University of Warwick
- The name of their referee
- How their research plans fit with the profile of the Department/School/Centre they wish to be hosted by (maximum 150 words)
If their application is approved, candidates will be invited to submit their proposal through Flexi-Grant, the British Academy’s application portal. The deadline for these submissions is Wednesday 17th October 2018.
The University is able to support approved candidates in the development of applications through our Research and Impact Services team. For more information about this and for any other enquiries about the scheme, please contact James Green (James.Green@warwick.ac.uk) on the above email address.
Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowships
The Warwick University History Department is keen to encourage new research and support postdoctoral projects; potential applicants for this scheme are always welcome to approach us. In preparation for a possible bid, we recommend that each candidate considers the following:
- The eligibility criteria and application procedures outlined on the Leverhulme Trust website;
- How your research and teaching plans fit with the Department’s profile;
- Which member(s) of the Department's academic staff that would be particularly interested in the work proposed, with a view to seeking their advice and endorsement ahead of submission;
- The highly competitive nature of this process and the small number of applications the Department will be able to endorse;
- Other possible funding schemes where Warwick could act as the host institution.
For the 2017/18 round, the internal Leverhulme ECF selection process will run as follows:
For further details see https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/history/news/leverhulmeecf.
The History Department is Hiring Undergraduates!
The History Department Student Fellowship Programme gives you the opportunity to join the History Department as a research assistant, student ambassador or blogger. Gain valuable skills and experience, learn more about the History Department, and earn a little extra cash!
See HERE for full details and application process.
Application deadline: Thursday 1 December 2016, by 6pm
Leverhulme Fund Early Career Fellowships: The Department is keen to encourage new research and support postdoctoral projects; potential applicants for this scheme are always welcome to approach us. In preparation for a possible bid, we recommend that each candidate considers:
For the 2016 round, the internal Leverhulme ECF selection process will run as follows:
- Applications must reach both the Departmental Administrator, Andrea Humber, and the Director of Research, Professor Mark Philp (A.E.Humber@warwick.ac.uk; Mark.Philp@warwick.ac.uk), by no later than midnight on Sunday 8th January 2017.
For further details see http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/history/news/leverhulmeecf2016
Candidates interested in applying for a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship with the Warwick History Department must submit their preliminary application to the History Department by midnight GMT on Sunday 18th September 2016. Please check the details of what is required from potential applicants.
Re-advertisement: Leverhulme Doctoral Scholarship - Petitions, Parliament, and People in the Long Nineteenth Century: Petitions from Women
Petitions, Parliament, and People in the Long Nineteenth Century: Petitions from Women.
The PhD studentship is available as part of the 'Re-thinking Petitions, Parliament, and People in the Long Nineteenth Century' project generously funded by the Leverhulme Trust (RPG-2016-097). This new initiative, led by Dr. Richard Huzzey (Durham) and Dr. Henry Miller (Durham), explores the powerful role of parliamentary petitioning in the development of modern Britain and exploits the under-used records of the House of Commons Select Committee on Public Petitions.
Applicants are encouraged to pursue their own research interests within the broad research areas we have identified for an achievable PhD project. The student will work collaboratively with the rest of the project team on our broader contextualisation of parliamentary petitioning, receiving due credit as co-authors for the project's published articles. The project's advisory team includes Dr. Sarah Richardson who will supervise this studentship at the University of Warwick.
This studentship will be based at the University of Warwick exploring petitions to the House of Commons from women within the period 1787-1918. There is considerable scope for the student to shape the dissertation focus, which might include - but is not limited to - topics such as:
When and where women signed petitions alongside men, and whether this varied according to the subject;
To what extent petitions included exclusively female signatures;
The extra-parliamentary role of petitioning alongside other forms of female political engagement; or,
The role of petitioning in female-led campaigns, either through a case study or comparison.
The successful candidate will be supervised by Dr. Sarah Richardson (Warwick) with Dr. Richard Huzzey (Durham) and Dr. Henry Miller (Durham) as external supervisors. The studentship will begin on October 1st 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter.
Eligible candidates ought to have a first- or upper-second-class honours degree or equivalent and they should have completed a masters-level qualification achieving Merit or above, or be expecting to complete this by the PhD start date.
This studentship is open to applications from home, EU and international students. The funding details are subject to final confirmation but the award will cover tuition fees at Home/EU rates and a standard postgraduate grant (stipend) towards living expenses for three years (full-time study) which is likely to be £14,057.Please note:- international students will be required to fund the difference in fees themselves.
How to Apply
Applicants should submit the following documents to Robert Horton (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than 5pm on Monday 12th September 2016:
A curriculum vitae (no more than 2 pages)
A research proposal
A brief letter outlining their qualification for the studentship
The names and contact details of two academic referees
All documents should be submitted in either MS Word or PDF format. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to complete an application for the PhD in History at Warwick University. The interview date for shortlisted candidates is yet to be confirmed.
Acknowledgement of Funding
The Leverhulme Trust was established by the Will of William Hesketh Lever, the founder of Lever Brothers. Since 1925 the Trust has provided grants and scholarships for research and education. Today, it is one of the largest all-subject providers of research funding in the UK, distributing approximately £80m a year. For more information about the Trust, please visit www.leverhulme.ac.uk.