PhD funding opportunities
PhD Funding opportunities
The long and glorious history of the Liverpool art school, founded 1825, means that this is a great opportunity for art historians. The School is closely linked to the prestigious John Moores Painting Prize, as well as the Liverpool Biennial, FACT Liverpool, and Tate Liverpool through senior staff who hold collaborative inter-institutional posts and could offer supervision to the right candidate.
The University Special Collections and Archives hold a wealth of material about the art school, and Liverpool artists and institutions. Applicants are strongly advised to consult the recently published volume on the historical development of Liverpool John Moores University, The Making of a Modern University (Third Millennium, 2017). Copies are available as a pdf.
Up to £20,353 per year
If you are awarded a fully-funded PhD scholarship, you could receive:
* annual fees: £4,300
* a contribution towards running costs: £1,500 per year
* an annual stipend: £14,553
The scheme is available to Home/European Union students with a first degree at 2:1 or above in a relevant area. Applicants with Masters level qualifications are preferred. We will interview shortlisted applicants.
To apply you should send the following to Prof Julie Sheldon
Deadline: 28 February 2018 at 5pm
- A 1,000 word statement outlining your proposed PhD research, and any relevant experience in the field.
- Your CV (maximum two pages) indicating the names of two academic referees.
PLEASE CLEARLY STATE THAT YOU ARE APPLYING FOR THE ANNIVERSARY STUDENTSHIP IN THE SUBJECT HEADING AS WELL AS THE TEXT OF YOUR EMAIL.
I would strongly encourage candidates who want to work on materials that include the John Moores Painting Prize, and would be happy to discuss their application. Please get in touch at H.M.Leaper@ljmu.ac.uk