Honor Frost Foundation Masters and/or Doctoral Awards in Maritime Archaeology

University of Southampton - Faculty of Humanities

Applications are invited for a fully-funded studentship from the Honor Frost Foundation. The funding comes from a donation from Honor Frost, who worked in Cyprus, Lebanon, and Syria and wished to support young people from these countries in their higher studies. This is the reason the applicants must be from these countries.

The Foundation's mission is to promote the advancement and research, including publication, of maritime archaeology with particular focus on the eastern Mediterranean. The Foundation is keen to support educational opportunities for students from the primary regions where Honor worked, and is supporting a fully funded scholarship in Maritime Archaeology for students from Cyprus, Lebanon, and Syria to attend the University of Southampton in September 2017. 

The scholarship is primarily for study at MA/MSc level with the possibility of further funding for PhD, but may also be offered at PhD level if there are suitable candidates. This award is only available to students from Cyprus, Lebanon, and Syria.  

Students will be registered at the University of Southampton and supervised by experts in the field of Maritime Archaeology.

Entry requirements:

Candidates must demonstrate a genuine interest in maritime archaeology and be keen to develop the subject in their home country upon their return.

The MA Scholarship requires: a good 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent) in either archaeology or related discipline. You must be a citizen of Cyprus, Lebanon, or Syria.

The MA scholarship is tenable for one year, commencing September 2017, at an annual stipend of £9,000 with an additional travel fund of £1,000, to be drawn as required during your study.  Tuition fees will also be paid directly to the University at the appropriate fee rate. There may be the opportunity to continue to PhD, fully funded, for a further 3 years on completion of the MA/MSc.

The PhD scholarship requires: a good 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent) and a Masters in either archaeology or related discipline. You must be a citizen of Cyprus, Lebanon, or Syria.

The PhD scholarship is tenable for a maximum of three years, commencing September 2017, at an annual stipend of £12,000 with an additional travel fund of £1,000 per annum, to be drawn as required during your tenure. Tuition fees will also be paid directly to the University at the appropriate fee rate.  

For further details contact: Dr Lucy Blue (lkb@soton.ac.uk).

Application for this studentship is by CV; a sample of written work (4,000 words, max); and a personal statement of up to 800 words explaining why you feel you are suitable for the MA or PhD scholarship. Please also arrange for two academic references to be sent independently by the deadline. All material should be sent to pgafh@soton.ac.uk. Please note candidates will also need to apply to the University of Southampton through the normal application procedure in order to be eligible for the studentship. As part of the doctoral application procedure a 1,500 word research proposal is required.

Our English language entry requirement is a minimum IELTS of 6.5 for MA and PhD, or equivalent certification. The successful candidate may be required to attend an intensive English language course and/or English language support classes during the award period. The costs of this may be included in the studentship.

Deadline: Thursday May 11th 2017

We may invite you for interview. Interviews will take place over the telephone/Skype or in person later in May 2017, or early June 2017.

Share this PhD
     
  Share by Email   Print this job   More sharing options
We value your feedback on the quality of our adverts. If you have a comment to make about the overall quality of this advert, or its categorisation then please send us your feedback
Advert information

Type / Role:

Location(s):

South East England