News on funding, conferences, social events, and opportunities for Warwick postgraduate students
Cumberland Lodge have announced their two-year scholarships for 2019-2021 and welcome applications from PhD students. They are designed to fit around, and enhance, doctoral studies and provide a unique opportunity to develop communications, public engagement and interdisciplinary skills. These scholarships will open for applications on 1 March 2019.
Application Deadline: Friday 29 March 2019
Interviews (via Skype): w/c Monday 6 May 2019
For full details and to apply online please see web-site link provided above.
Cumberland Colloquia offers doctoral students and early career researchers the unique opportunity to organise a national one-day interdisciplinary conference on any topic that relates to social divisions or promoting social cohesion to be held at Cumberland Lodge.
Applications are invited from small committees of students and early career researchers based at universities across the UK. The colloquium will take place in late March 2020.
Deadline: Applications forms are available on the website link provided above and should be submitted by 4 March 2019.
Saturday 8 June 2019 - 10.30 am - 4.00 pm
At BFWG HQ : 4 Mandeville Courtyard, 142 Battersea Park Road, London SW11 4NB
Are you a postgraduate woman student? Do you have research you would like to present to a discerning audience and have the chance of winning a small prize of £120 for the best presentation to a general audience? Or would you like to join with us just to listen to other postgraduate women students presenting their research? The Research Presentations Day (RPD) offers these opportunities. Past attendees, both presenters and audience, have found the Day thoroughly enjoyable and helpful in developing presentation skills.
If you think you would like to submit an abstract please go to the webpages, link provided, where you can find more details and an abstract form. Closing date for applications is Saturday 23 March 2019.
All postgraduates and anyone else interested (male or female), are welcome to attend as audience. Bona fide students (UG or PG) come free. For others there is a charge of £10. A sandwich lunch is included. For further information or to express interest in attending, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
BFWG Awards for Doctoral Students 2019
Applications for British Federation of Women Graduates scholarships are now being sought. The awards are made to women doctoral students who will be in their third year (or part time equivalent) of work for a research PhD/DPhil in the autumn of 2019.
Awards are, in effect, one off prizes varying in value from £,1000 to £6,000 and are given for overall outstanding academic excellence.
The closing date for applications is Friday 22 February 2019.
Further details including eligibility criteria can be found on the "scholarships" web-pages on the link provided.
The British Library has announced that it is now accepting applications for PhD research placements in 2019/20. There are a wide range of projects available and full details, including information on how to apply is available on the link provided.
The PhD research placement scheme is designed to offer opportunities for current PhD students to apply and enhance research, communications and analytical skills and expertise outside of Higher Education as part of their wider research training and professional development. A PhD research placement at the British Library offers the chance to experience research in a different environment to that of a university, to engage with a range of different research users and audiences, to gain insights into different potential postdoctoral career paths, and to make a tangible contribution to the activities and programmes of a national library and major cultural organisation.
The application deadline is 5 pm on Monday 18 February 2019.
Most placements can take place any time between May 2019 and March 2020 (any restrictions to this are specified in the individual placement profiles). Each placement is for 3 months full-time or (if feasible) the part-time equivalent.
Please see the British Library's website for details of placement topics, link provided above.
Scholarships for Canadian Postgraduates Studying in the UK
The Canadian Centennial Scholarship Fund (CCSF) are pleased to announce awards of between £2,000 - £5,000 to Canadian nationals currently enrolled full-time on a multi-year postgraduate programme attending a UK University. The awards are across multiple disciplines including science, engineering, social science, humanities, music, creative art, design, and more.
The competition opens on 16th January 2019 and closes at midnight on 10th March 2019.
Full details reagarding eligibility, required documentation and how to apply can be found on the web-site link provided above.
The British Library is running a series of Open Days for Doctoral Students running from December 2018 to March 2019. These are a chance for PhD students who are new to the Library to learn how to make the most of the research materials available, get to grips with the practicalitites of using the Library and its services and find out how to navigate the physical and online collections.
Each day concentrates on a different aspect of the Library's collections with most having an inter-disciplinary approach. All events take place in the British Library Knowledge Centre at St Pancras, London with one exception.
Further details and how to book can be found on the web-page link provided. Places cost £10.00 and include lunch and refreshments.
All student record queries are now being dealt with by the Student Records team - please see the page https://warwick.ac.uk/services/academicoffice/studentrecords/students/
A new scholarship for entry in October 2018 has now launched for eligible candidates applying for an MPhil/PhD in Articicial Intelligence. Further details are available at the link provided.
The Graduate School has established a Postgraduate Experience Enhancement Fund, allowing you to take ownership for the improvement and growth of your community and experience, as well as that of your peers.
Using this fund you could develop careers guidance resources, create an interdisciplinary journal, or establish a reading group - it is your opportunity to make the kind of improvements you want to see for the postgraduate experience.
This fund is intended to have a fast turnaround so you can see improvements to your experience throughout the year.
The government has confirmed that EU students will continue to remain eligible for undergraduate, master’s, postgraduate and advanced learner financial support in academic year 2018 to 2019.