Travel Funding for Prospective Theology & Religious Studies Research Postgraduates at Leeds

The School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science at the University of Leeds invites applications from prospective research postgraduate students who wish to visit the school (a) to attend relevant conferences, seminars or lectures, (b) to develop their applications to external scholarship funders, or (c) to meet with potential supervisors.  The three schemes are as follows:

(a) POSTGRADUATE RESEARCH @ LEEDS MOBILITY GRANTS (up to £200)

The Postgraduate Research Mobility Grants are for prospective postgraduate research students who are contemplating the University of Leeds as a possible location to undertake their studies. The grants are designed to provide these students with the financial assistance required to attend a conference, seminar or lecture related to their area of study. For further details and an application form contact PRHS_PGenquiries@leeds.ac.uk. 

(b) PRE-DOCTORAL BURSARIES SCHEME (up to £500)

This scheme provides financial assistance to prospective postgraduate research students who are intending developing an application to an externally funded doctoral studentship scheme where the student and potential supervisor need to work together over a period of time to develop a project that meets the funder's criteria. Examples of such studentships include the Wellcome Trust Doctoral Studentships and the AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Project Awards. For further details and an application form contact PRHS_PGenquiries@leeds.ac.uk.

(c) TRAVEL BURSARIES SCHEME (up to £50)

These bursaries provide financial assistance to prospective postgraduate research students who wish to travel to Leeds to meet with potential supervisors. For further details and an application form contact PRHS_PGenquiries@leeds.ac.uk.

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Within the School of PRHS *Theology and Religious Studies* (TRS) represents an internationally excellent and world-leading environment for postgraduate research. The latest UK Research Excellence Framework (REF) in 2014 placed Leeds TRS joint 3rd overall nationally and 1st for research outputs (publications).

Those interested in applying to study TRS at Leeds are advised to contact potential supervisors at an early stage. Areas of supervision offered by TRS academic staff at Leeds are summarised below; for the full range of staff interests and expertise see http://www.leeds.ac.uk/arts/people/20049/theology_and_religious_studies/ 
 
- Religion and Social Theory; Fieldwork and Ethnography
- South & South-East Asian Religions, African Religions, Islam and Muslim societies, Interfaith Relations
- Gender, Development, Environment, Migration/Diasporas
- Philosophy of Religion, theological anthropology, modern Christian thought, Ethics, Political Theology, Hebrew Bible

You should contact supervisors by email, either directly or through the postgraduate research tutor for TRS - Dr Sean McLoughlin (s.mcloughlin@leeds.ac.uk)

You are also strongly encouraged to attend (in most cases following application) the university's Postgraduate Open Day on Friday 5 February 2016 (https://www.leeds.ac.uk/info/101060/), when you will have opportunity to meet potential supervisors, current postgraduates, and the postgraduate team.

For more information about postgraduate study in Philosophy, Religion, and History of Science at Leeds see http://www.leeds.ac.uk/arts/info/125022/postgraduate. 

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N.B. The school is offering up to 18 fully-funded PhD scholarships for UK/EU students available for 2016-17 entry, with deadlines starting from 15 January 2016.

For full, regularly updated information on upcoming scholarship deadlines, including application procedures, see the University of Leeds Postgraduate Scholarships site http://scholarships.leeds.ac.uk/.

Funding opportunities for full-time or part-time PhD study include the following:

UK/EU STUDENTS

* Up to two School of Philosophy, Religion, and History of Science Scholarships - Fees + £14,250 Maintenance (Awards may be made on a rolling basis after 15 JANUARY 2016)
* Up to six White Rose College of the Arts & Humanities AHRC Studentships (Deadline 2 FEBRUARY 2016)
* Up to three Leeds Anniversary Research Scholarships (Deadline: 15 JANUARY 2016)
* Up to two University of Leeds Research Scholarships (Deadline: 11 MARCH 2016)
* University of Leeds Endowed Research Scholarships (Deadline: 1 JUNE 2016) 
* Around four White Rose Research Studentships (Deadline: to be determined)

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

* Up to three Leeds Anniversary Research Scholarships (Deadline: 15 JANUARY 2016)
* China Scholarship Council-University of Leeds Awards - around 13 in total (Deadline: 8 JANUARY 2016)
* Up to two School of Philosophy, Religion, and History of Science Scholarships - £14,250 Maintenance + a contribution to fees equivalent to UK/EU Fees (Awards may be made from 15 JANUARY 2016).  N.B. This is a partial scholarship; to be eligible for consideration, applicants will be expected to demonstrate their ability to pay the remainder of their international fees (i.e. approx. £9000 p.a.). 

Correspondence regarding the application procedure may be directed to prhs_pgenquiries@leeds.ac.uk.

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Dr Seán McLoughlin
Senior Lecturer in  Contemporary Muslim Cultures, Politics & Societies
School of Philosophy, Religion and the History of Science
University of Leeds, LS2 9JT 
Email s.mcloughlin@leeds.ac.uk
Web http://www.leeds.ac.uk/arts/profile/20049/416/sean_mcloughlin 

The Hajj & British Muslims 
- British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship - http://arts.leeds.ac.uk/hajj/   
- AHRC 10th Anniversary Image Gallery - http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/research/readwatchlisten/imagegallery/hajjethnographybritish/   
- Twitter @LeedsUniHajjRes
    
Diasporas, Migration & Identities
- AHRC Network - http://www.leeds.ac.uk/writingbritishasiancities  
- Writing the City in British Asian Diasporas (Routledge 2014), https://www.routledge.com/products/9780415590242 
- Diasporas: Concepts, Intersections, Identities (Zed Books 2010), http://zedbooks.co.uk/node/21526