Scholarships 2011-2012<br />Professor Leslie Brubaker (l.brubaker@bham.ac.uk)<br />Director, Graduate School<br />College ...
Agenda<br />AHRC Scholarships (Block Partnership Grant)<br />College Scholarships<br />School Scholarships<br />ESRC<br />...
AHRC Block Grant Partnership Awards 2011-2012(subject to confirmation)<br />23 awards<br />Open to home and EU students (s...
AHRC Block Grant Partnership:  Doctoral Awards 2011-2012<br />Classics & Ancient History x 1<br />Cultural Studies x 1<br ...
AHRC Block Grant Partnership:Research Preparation Awards (MA or MPhil) 2011-2012<br />English Language & Literature x 1<br...
AHRC Block Partnership Awards:Professional Preparation Masters 2011-2012<br />Archaeology x 2<br />History of Art, Archite...
College Scholarships 2011-2012<br />12 AHRC equivalent (ca £16k + top up for overseas students)<br />PhD research<br />Ope...
College Scholarships 2011-2012<br />College Doctoral Overseas awards (full-fees only) – up to 5<br />College MA, MSc & MPh...
School Scholarships 2011-2012<br />Named School Scholarships – targeted at specific areas<br /><ul><li>School Scholarships...
No separate application (award holders selected from College applicant pool) EXCEPT for Leventis, Law LLM & PTA applicants...
School Scholarships – LLM, MA, MSc & MPhil (including DL)<br />All Schools have Scholarship funds to assist excellent stud...
School Scholarships – LLM, MA, MSc & MPhil (including DL)<br />For: <br />English, Drama, American & Canadian Studies<br /...
ESRC Scholarships<br />Economic & Social History Research Council<br />Birmingham one of 12 universities awarded Doctoral ...
University Scholarships<br />http://www.as.bham.ac.uk/study/prospective/scholarships/unischolarships.shtml<br />7 directly...
Applying for a Scholarship<br />AHRC applications: http://www.graduateschool.bham.ac.uk/rsa/researchcouncils/ahrc.shtml<br...
College Doctoral Scholarships<br />Application forms are available at http://www.alpg.bham.ac.uk (available from Friday 21...
College & School MA, MSc & MPhil Scholarships<br />Application forms are available at http://www.alpg.bham.ac.uk/ (availab...
LLM & Leventis Awards<br />Completed LLM applications must be submitted to Law-LLM@bham.ac.uk by<br />    4pm (1600) Frida...
The competition process<br />AHRC Awards applications<br />Graded by appropriate Subject Area Panels, which send top perce...
How are applications assessed? The ‘4 P’ evaluation<br />Person<br />Project<br />Preparedness<br />Place <br />Please not...
Grading scheme<br />Normally, only applications rated ‘1’  (or, rarely, ‘2’) receive awards.  If your application is unsuc...
Filling in the AHRC & College form<br />AHRC & College forms are very similar so that you can cut & paste sections from on...
Residency status<br />Correspondence<br />Address & <br />Previous funding information<br />
Page 3<br />Professional experience that is relevant to this application<br />EXPLAIN WHY<br />Unpaid & volunteer work is ...
Page 4<br />Your course or programme details for which you are applying for funding<br />College<br />School<br />Departme...
Master’s applicants (Research Preparation Masters)<br />How will the course prepare you for doctoral study or provide a fo...
Master’s applicants (Professional Preparation Masters)<br />How will taking this course contribute to your long-term caree...
Doctoral Award applicants<br />Your research project (what questions will you answer, which methods and sources will you u...
Page 6<br />Referees – 2 names (with full details) to be provided<br />REMEMBER:  it is your responsibility <br />To conta...
Referees...<br />Evidence is key<br />Marks <br />Awards<br />Person<br />Project<br />Preparedness<br />Place <br />
AHRC Guidelines for Applicants 2011<br />Helpful for all – whether or not you are applying for AHRC funding, it’s the same...
Questions?<br />And for further questions, contact:<br />j.a.tonks@bham.ac.uk<br />
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  1. 1. Scholarships 2011-2012<br />Professor Leslie Brubaker (l.brubaker@bham.ac.uk)<br />Director, Graduate School<br />College of Arts & Law19.01.11<br />
  2. 2. Agenda<br />AHRC Scholarships (Block Partnership Grant)<br />College Scholarships<br />School Scholarships<br />ESRC<br />University Scholarships<br />
  3. 3. AHRC Block Grant Partnership Awards 2011-2012(subject to confirmation)<br />23 awards<br />Open to home and EU students (subject to eligibility – i.e. 3 years residence, exclusive of time spend in higher education) as follows:<br />
  4. 4. AHRC Block Grant Partnership: Doctoral Awards 2011-2012<br />Classics & Ancient History x 1<br />Cultural Studies x 1<br />English Literature & Language x 2<br />History x 4<br />History of Art, Architecture & Design x 1<br />European Language & Culture x 1<br />Italian Language & Culture x 1<br />Music x 1<br />Philosophy x 1<br />Religious Studies x 1<br />
  5. 5. AHRC Block Grant Partnership:Research Preparation Awards (MA or MPhil) 2011-2012<br />English Language & Literature x 1<br />Dance, Drama & Performing Arts x 1<br />History x 1<br />History of Art, Architecture & Design x 1<br />Music x 1<br />
  6. 6. AHRC Block Partnership Awards:Professional Preparation Masters 2011-2012<br />Archaeology x 2<br />History of Art, Architecture & Design x 1<br />Film, Digital & Media Production x 1<br />
  7. 7. College Scholarships 2011-2012<br />12 AHRC equivalent (ca £16k + top up for overseas students)<br />PhD research<br />Open to home, EU and Overseas students studying any disciplines covered within the College’s six Schools:<br />Birmingham Law School<br />English, Drama, American & Canadian Studies<br />History & Cultures<br />Institute of Archaeology & Antiquity<br />Languages, Culture, Art History & Music<br />Philosophy, Theology & Religion<br />
  8. 8. College Scholarships 2011-2012<br />College Doctoral Overseas awards (full-fees only) – up to 5<br />College MA, MSc & MPhil Overseas awards (full-fees only) – up to 2<br />
  9. 9. School Scholarships 2011-2012<br />Named School Scholarships – targeted at specific areas<br /><ul><li>School Scholarships – LLM, MA, MSc & MPhil level awards for excellence in any of the disciplines covered by the School
  10. 10. No separate application (award holders selected from College applicant pool) EXCEPT for Leventis, Law LLM & PTA applicants</li></li></ul><li>Named School Scholarships – a selection <br />Pearson Scholarship (History)<br />For those studying for full-time research Master’s degree<br /><ul><li>Haywood Scholarship (History of Art)</li></ul>For those studying for a research degree<br />Leventis Scholarship (Modern Greek Studies)<br />Full-time research<br />Dinshaw Bursary (Theology/Inter-religious studies)<br />One year; renewable subject to progress<br />Charles Grant Robertson Scholarship (English)<br />One year; renewable subject to progress<br />Geoffrey Shepherd Scholarship (Medieval Studies)<br />One year; renewable subject to progress<br />REMEMBER: no separate application (except for Leventis)<br />Award holders selected from College applicant pool<br /> <br />
  11. 11. School Scholarships – LLM, MA, MSc & MPhil (including DL)<br />All Schools have Scholarship funds to assist excellent students in the disciplines that they cover<br />Birmingham Law School <br />LLM studentships<br />Postgraduate Teaching (PGT) fellowships <br />For details see http://www.law.bham.ac.uk<br />
  12. 12. School Scholarships – LLM, MA, MSc & MPhil (including DL)<br />For: <br />English, Drama, American & Canadian Studies<br />History & Cultures<br />Institute of Archaeology & Antiquity<br />Languages, Culture, Art History & Music<br />Philosophy, Theology & Religion<br />2 x fee remission Scholarships for any <br />MA, MSc or MPhil programme <br />run by the School <br />(including DL programmes)<br />
  13. 13. ESRC Scholarships<br />Economic & Social History Research Council<br />Birmingham one of 12 universities awarded Doctoral Training Centre status in the UK <br />Pathway of relevance to College of Arts & Law: Economic & Social History<br />Check UoB website for details as they become available<br />
  14. 14. University Scholarships<br />http://www.as.bham.ac.uk/study/prospective/scholarships/unischolarships.shtml<br />7 directly relevant to College of Arts & Law PGs<br />No separate application (award holders selected from College applicant pool)<br />
  15. 15. Applying for a Scholarship<br />AHRC applications: http://www.graduateschool.bham.ac.uk/rsa/researchcouncils/ahrc.shtml<br />Allapplication forms, references and transcripts must be submitted via e-mail to researchcouncilfunding@contacts.bham.ac.uk by 4 pm (1600), Monday 28 February 2011 to be considered for this competition.<br />
  16. 16. College Doctoral Scholarships<br />Application forms are available at http://www.alpg.bham.ac.uk (available from Friday 21 January 2011)<br />Completed Doctoral applications must be submitted via email by 4 pm (1600) Monday, 28 February 2011 to calpg-research@contacts.bham.ac.uk<br />
  17. 17. College & School MA, MSc & MPhil Scholarships<br />Application forms are available at http://www.alpg.bham.ac.uk/ (available from Friday 21 January 2011)<br />Completed MA, MSci & MPhil applications must be submitted via email by 4 pm (1600) Thursday, 28 April 2011 to calpg-research@contacts.bham.ac.uk<br />
  18. 18. LLM & Leventis Awards<br />Completed LLM applications must be submitted to Law-LLM@bham.ac.uk by<br /> 4pm (1600) Friday, 24 June 2011<br />Completed Leventis applications must be submitted to calpg-research@contacts.bham.ac.uk by<br /> 4pm (1600) Friday, 24 June 2011<br />
  19. 19. The competition process<br />AHRC Awards applications<br />Graded by appropriate Subject Area Panels, which send top percentile to AHRC Management Board, which makes the final decision (early May)<br />College Scholarship applications<br />Graded by appropriate Subject Area Panels, which send top percentile to College panel, which makes the final decision (May for Doctoral Awards; June for M-level awards)<br />School Scholarship applications<br />Graded by School panels; scrutinised and ratified by College panel (June)<br />University Scholarships<br />Nominated by College panel to University panel, which makes the final decision (July/August)<br />
  20. 20. How are applications assessed? The ‘4 P’ evaluation<br />Person<br />Project<br />Preparedness<br />Place <br />Please note that you must have been accepted (conditionally or unconditionally) by the programme to which you are applying for a Scholarship in order to be considered.<br />
  21. 21. Grading scheme<br />Normally, only applications rated ‘1’ (or, rarely, ‘2’) receive awards. If your application is unsuccessful, you will be notified of your ‘grade’. <br />
  22. 22. Filling in the AHRC & College form<br />AHRC & College forms are very similar so that you can cut & paste sections from one to another<br />1. Personal details <br />2: Funding<br />College: indicate whether you are a Home/EU or Overseas student<br />AHRC: indicate which competition you wish to be entered for:<br /> Professional Preparation Masters Scheme<br /> Research Preparation Masters Scheme<br /> Doctoral Scheme<br />
  23. 23. Residency status<br />Correspondence<br />Address & <br />Previous funding information<br />
  24. 24. Page 3<br />Professional experience that is relevant to this application<br />EXPLAIN WHY<br />Unpaid & volunteer work is fine<br />Your career in higher education to date<br />REMEMBER to indicate your degree classification (1st, 2:1, 2:2 etc)<br />
  25. 25. Page 4<br />Your course or programme details for which you are applying for funding<br />College<br />School<br />Department<br />Name of supervisor (for PhD & MPhil candidates); MA candidates may include the name of their programme director<br />Qualification to which your intended programme of study will lead<br />Full-time or Part-time<br />Date your course begins (or began)<br />Date your course ends (exclude ‘writing up’)<br />Your choice of institution (100 words)<br />Why UoB? Why this programme? <br />Why this supervisor (if relevant)<br />
  26. 26. Master’s applicants (Research Preparation Masters)<br />How will the course prepare you for doctoral study or provide a foundation for a career in research in the higher education sector?<br />Explain the course or programme of study you will be undertaking, including your dissertation.<br />If you are applying for more than one year’s full-time or two years’ part-time funding, please include justification for the additional period of support.<br />Preparation and previous experience.<br />Why is this programme relevant to your future career?<br />
  27. 27. Master’s applicants (Professional Preparation Masters)<br />How will taking this course contribute to your long-term career aims?<br />Explain the course you will be undertaking and why it is necessary for practice in your chosen field<br />Previous experience<br />Why is this programme relevant to your future career?<br />
  28. 28. Doctoral Award applicants<br />Your research project (what questions will you answer, which methods and sources will you use, why is your project important in scholarly terms?)<br />Preparation and previous experience (why are you the best person to complete this project?)<br />Why Birmingham? Why is this supervisor or supervisory team best for your project?<br />If you have already begun doctoral study, please remember to refer to the research you have undertaken to date.<br />Why is your project so important that is MUST be funded?<br />Why are YOU the best person to complete this project?<br />Remember: person, place, project, preparedness<br />
  29. 29. Page 6<br />Referees – 2 names (with full details) to be provided<br />REMEMBER: it is your responsibility <br />To contact your referees<br />To forward to them the e-reference forms<br />To remind them that their letters MUST be received by 4 pm (1600) on (for doctoral awards) Monday 28 February 2011 or (for M-level awards) Thursday 28 April 2011, at ahrcapplications@contacts.bham.ac.uk<br />
  30. 30. Referees...<br />Evidence is key<br />Marks <br />Awards<br />Person<br />Project<br />Preparedness<br />Place <br />
  31. 31. AHRC Guidelines for Applicants 2011<br />Helpful for all – whether or not you are applying for AHRC funding, it’s the same form<br />http://www.graduateschool.bham.ac.uk/rsa/researchcouncils/ahrc.shtml<br />
  32. 32. Questions?<br />And for further questions, contact:<br />j.a.tonks@bham.ac.uk<br />
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