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Full details of all funding opportunities will be advertised on this web page as and when they become available.
If you are interested in undertaking a research degree at Oxford Brookes University, visit the Areas of research web page to find out more about the range of subject areas offered within our research communities, centres, groups, academic faculties and schools.
Sasakawa Postgraduate Masters by
Faculty of Humanities and Social
Eligibility: Home/EU (3 year
residency status only – see below)
Funding: £10,000 (1 year only)
date for applications:17:00 on Wednesday
27 February 2019.
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Oxford Brookes University is pleased to invite applications for the Sasakawa
Postgraduate Studentship in Japanese studies,
made possible through the generosity of The Nippon Foundation and the Great
Britain Sasakawa Foundation.
The Faculty can
nominate the candidate for a Masters by
Research studentship of £10,000, for the 2019/20 academic year.
Please note that although
you may use your studentship to help towards the cost of your fees, you will be
responsible for paying your fees.
We offer a
broad range of expertise in contemporary Japanese culture, but candidates
interested in religion (history or anthropology), death and dying, ageing and
social issues, gender and the body, cinema, arts, or linguistics are especially
encouraged to apply. The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences is home to
the Europe Japan Research Centre, and we are one of the only Universities in
the UK offering a specialisation in the anthropology of Japan.
How to apply: Please
contact the Research Administrator Terri Morris for further details and an
application form: email@example.com
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Sasakawa Postgraduate MPhil/ PhD Studentship
Eligibility: Home/EU and
Funding: £10,000 (initially 1 year, may be
renewable for up to 3 years)
date for applications: 17:00 on
Wednesday 27 February 2019.
Department of Social Sciences, Oxford Brookes University is pleased to invite applications for
the Sasakawa Postgraduate Studentship in
Japanese studies, made
possible through the generosity of The Nippon Foundation and the Great Britain
The Faculty can
nominate the candidate for the MPhil/PhD
studentship of £10,000. This
studentship is initially for one year only, but may be renewable subject to
satisfactory progress in subsequent years, up to a maximum of three years, beginning in September of the 2019/20 academic year. Please note that you will be required to reapply for the
studentship each year, and that the GBSF will consider these applications on
their merits. The GBSF cannot make a recurrent three year commitment to any one
PhD candidate from year one.
Please note that although you may use
your studentship to help towards the cost of your fees, you will be responsible
for paying your fees each year. International applicants should be aware that
they will need to fund their fees at the international rate.
Candidates must have:
a good undergraduate
degree (a good 2:1 or above) or be predicted to obtain one.
degree in a discipline relevant to the proposed research (for example, for an
MPhil/PhD in anthropology this would include a substantial anthropology
content), and have a sufficient level of Japanese language ability to engage in
fieldwork in Japan where relevant (normally this should be equivalent to JLPT
level 2 or above).
A Masters is desirable, but
we will consider candidates without a Masters who can demonstrate the ability
to engage in substantial independent research.
Part-time programmes are not
proposal must focus on Japan.
It is important
that you and your referees comment on your skill in Japanese in the areas of
reading, composition and speaking.
partly be conducted in conversational Japanese.
have submitted an application for admission by the Studentship application
How to apply: Please contact the Research
Administrator Terri Morris for further details and an application form: firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications are open for Commonwealth Split-site Scholarships for PhD candidates from low and middle income Commonwealth countries to spend 12 months at a UK university as part of their doctoral studies in their home country.
The scholarships are for study starting in October 2019, and are aimed at high-quality graduates whose proposed research has a developmental focus and who have the potential to become influential teachers or researchers in their home countries.
Split-site Scholarships are delivered through an institutional or departmental link between the candidate's home university and proposed UK university.
The closing date for applications is 4 February 2019. For full details, including eligibility criteria and how to apply, visit http://cscuk.dfid.gov.uk/apply/split-site-scholarships-low-middle-income-countries/
Further information about the Postgraduate Doctoral Loan scheme can be found at www.gov.uk/doctoral-loan