PhD in Literary Archives opportunity

PLEASE CIRCULATE TO RELEVANT NETWORKS AND QUALIFIED CANDIDATES
PhD scholarships are available to suitably qualified international candidates for study at the University of Newcastle, AUSTRALIA.

I am keen to hear directly from prospective candidates interested in pursuing topics in the areas of:

* feminist literary and cultural studies

* archive studies (with a particular focus on researching literary archives and personal papers)

ESSENTIAL
Intending applicants who wish to work on the above topic areas should contact Associate Professor Maryanne Dever (maryanne.dever@newcastle.edu.au) prior to submitting an application to discuss their proposed research. Such applicants must have a suitable foundation academic background to support PhD studies in the above areas.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
Candidates must hold a first class honours in their Bachelors degree (or its demonstrated equivalent e.g. Masters level qualification with a significant research thesis component graded at first class honours) to be eligible to apply for a scholarship. The scholarships are highly competitive and only applicants with outstanding track records can be considered. International candidates for whom English is not their first language must also submit a recent IELTS score (minumum 6.5).

WHAT DO SCHOLARSHIPS COVER?
Scholarships cover both tuition fees and provide a generous living stipend. The value of this scholarship is $AUD 25,392.00 per annum (2014 rate, indexed January 1 each year). The scholarship will be paid fortnightly for a period of 3 years, with the possibility of a six month extension. Students will also receive a full tuition fee waiver scholarship for the same period. In addition, successful applicants will be eligible for a relocation and establishment allowance of up to $AUD 2020.00 and receive overseas student health cover.

START DATE
Students should commence by 31 March 2015.

CLOSING DATE
Applications must be received at the University by 31 August 2014 with outcomes notified by mid-December.

Full application procedures for international applicants can be located here: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/research-and-innovation/graduate-research/international/phd-scholarships

​Maryanne Dever

Associate Professor Maryanne Dever
School of Humanities and Social Science
University of Newcastle, Australia.

http://www.archivefutures.com

Email: maryanne.dever@newcastle.edu.au

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