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Call for Applications for doctoral study commencing in September 2019

The Centre for the Study of the Renaissance (CSR) at Warwick University invites applications for doctoral study commencing in September 2019. 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. M4C brings together eight leading universities across the Midlands to support the professional and personal development of the next generation of arts and humanities doctoral researchers. M4C is a collaboration between the University of Birmingham, Birmingham City University, University of Warwick, Coventry University, University of Leicester, De Montfort University, Nottingham Trent University and The University of Nottingham.
  • 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;
  • School of Modern Languages and Cultures Doctoral Fellowships, for Home/EU applicants, covering maintenance at RCUK rates and full tuition fees over 3 years.

The CSR 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 (14 January in 2019) we ask that you make contact with us as soon as you can and before 15 December 2018. 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 an in-person or Skype interview in the week commencing 21 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 EU candidates.

Applicants interested in doctoral study at the CSR are invited to identify one or several potential supervisors and make initial contact with them to discuss their research project. They can then contact the Director of Studies, Dr Marco Nievergelt, , for further advice on application procedures. 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. For further guidance on PhD applications to the CSR, see also guidelines HERE.


The Centre for the Study of the Renaissance (CSR) at Warwick University aims to promote learning and research in the history and culture of the Renaissance and later Middle Ages (ca. 1300–1650), with particular emphasis on interdisciplinarity. It offers a graduate programme (MA and PhD), hosts visiting fellows and postdoctoral researchers, and generally provides opportunities to colleagues within the university and in partnership with academic institutions in Britain and abroad to mount research projects and organise seminars and conferences to advance and stimulate our understanding of cultural heritage of the Renaissance and the later Middle Ages. The Centre currently has around fifty members drawn from the academic staff of the departments of Classics; English & Comparative Literature; History; History of Art; the Schools of Modern Languages & Cultures (especially French, Italian, and Spanish); Theatre, Performance & Cultural Policy Studies; Liberal Arts; and Cross-Faculty Studies. Profiles and areas of expertise for individual staff members can be viewed here.