Scholarship: PhD Studentship in Israeli and Mideast Studies, U Manchester

A PhD Scholarship in Israeli and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Manchester

One fully funded PhD Studentship in Israeli and Middle Eastern Studies is open to Home/EU or International applicants who meet the criteria of the studentship and have been accepted onto the Middle Eastern Studies PhD programme. A successful completion of a Masters degree is a prerequisite for entry to a PhD (see details here: http://www.llc.manchester.ac.uk/postgraduate/research/ ).

To be eligible for this particular award, the applicant’s PhD research proposal must fit one of the following two themes:

1. Social, political and/or cultural aspects linked to the experiences of Jews in any area of the Arab Middle East in the 20th century.

2. Social, political and/or cultural aspects linked to the experiences of Israel’s Mizrahim and/or women and/or Palestinian-Arab citizens in the post-1948 period.

Applicants must possess a near-native competence of Arabic and/or Hebrew and proven advance reading knowledge in at least one of these languages. The award covers full fees and maintenance. The maintenance per annum will be at the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) level – which is £13,590 for the 2011-12 academic year.

Friday 15 April 2011 is the closing date for receipt of the Funding Application Form for this Scholarship. To ensure that candidates are holding an offer of a place by the closing date, they are advised to submit their online application for a place on the programme no later than Friday, 1 April 2011.

For additional details see here: http://www.llc.manchester.ac.uk/postgraduate/funding/

Note that this particular studentship is part of other/additional awards available at the University of Manchester which students can further explore here: http://www.llc.manchester.ac.uk/postgraduate/funding/Fileuploadmax10Mb,180927,en.pdf

Informal inquiries pertaining to the ‘Israeli and Middle Eastern Studies studentship’ may be directed to Dr Moshe Behar (moshe.behar@manchester.ac.uk)

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