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Digital Humanities Scholarship

This deadline for this studentship is past - the information here is for information only.

The School of Arts offers a research studentship for a Ph.D. candidate in digital humanities to take the form of a fee waiver and stipend across the School, for an outstanding candidate. The position will be jointly supervised between the School of Arts (primary) and the Department of Computer Science.

The studentship is open to exceptional candidates with an interest in digital humanities and the application and development of computational techniques to advance humanistic inquiry, particularly with respect to English literature. This might include, but is not limited to:

  • The application of computational techniques to extend the understanding of cultural and artistic practices
  • Cultural and critical approaches to understanding digital phenomena
  • The development and application of innovative tools for the digital examination of cultural and artistic practices
  • New approaches to digital archives, text mining and modelling

Applications are welcomed that range from practical computer-science-based projects with humanistic elements through to humanistic/cultural-studies approaches to computation. Candidates are expected to have appropriate expertise for their proposed project, which may include knowledge of programming languages and data-mining techniques in the case of more practical projects.

Supervision Information

The project will be supervised by Dr. Martin Paul Eve (joining the College in May 2015 as Senior Lecturer in Literature, Technology and Publishing) and Professor Mark Levene (Professor of Computer Science).

Eligibility

The Digital Humanities Scholarship is open to Home/EU and International students who are applying for a full-time M.Phil/PhD place on the Arts and Humanities programme, part of the School of Arts and starting in the 2015/16 academic year. Applications from Home/EU students for part-time study will also be considered (at an appropriate pro-rata rate and extended duration).

Exceptional School of Arts students currently enrolled in their first year of full-time, or first and second year of part-time study are also eligible to apply.

Please note that in order to apply for funding you must also complete an M.Phil/PhD programme application for the Arts and Humanities within the School of Arts. Your programme application must be submitted either before (strongly encouraged) or at the same time as applying for funding.

Funding

The scholarship will include a full fee waiver capped at the value of the full-time Home/EU rate for M.Phil/PhD degrees (currently £3,996), in addition to an annual stipend set at Research Council rates (currently £15,863; pro-rata in the case of a part-time award)

Duration of Awards

The scholarship will be tenable for up to three years (subject to satisfactory academic progress) for full-time students, and at an appropriate pro-rata rate and extended duration for part-time students.

How to Apply

Please consult the general guidance on applying for an M.Phil/PhD place. You can find a School of Arts Guide for Applicants here.

Once you have applied for an M.Phil/PhD place, please download the Digital Humanities Funding Application Form. The completed form should be returned to SoAFA@bbk.ac.uk by 2nd March 2015.

Funding application deadline has now passed.