Finding & Funding your PhD in the Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

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<ul><li><p>Finding &amp; Funding Your PhD in the</p><p>Arts, Humanities &amp; Social Sciences</p><p>Mark Bennett @postsgradually</p></li><li><p>Arts, Humanities &amp; Social</p><p>Sciences Funding</p><p>3 Myths</p><p>@postsgradually</p></li><li><p>Myth 1 - There isn't any...</p><p>@postsgradually</p></li><li><p>8,000 Research CouncilStudentships</p><p>100+ UK Universities</p><p>??? Charities</p><p>@postsgradually</p></li><li><p>@postsgradually</p><p>PhD Student Loans?</p><p>PhD Student</p><p>Loans?</p></li><li><p>Myth 2 - You need full Funding...</p><p>Scholarsh</p><p>ip</p><p>@postsgradually</p></li><li><p>Tuitionfees for</p><p>three years</p><p>Livingcosts for</p><p>three years</p><p>A Laser</p><p>12,156 42,171</p><p>60,000+</p><p>@postsgradually</p></li><li><p>Myth 3 - You need funding</p><p>before you start...</p><p>Scholarsh</p><p>ip</p><p>@postsgradually</p></li><li><p>@postsgradually</p><p>Research Council Funding</p><p>(nice work, if you can get it)</p></li><li><p>7 UK Research Councils</p><p>Distribute public money for</p><p>academic research</p><p>Approx 8.000 FULL STUDENTSHIPS</p><p>each year </p><p>Research Council Funding</p><p>@postsgradually</p></li><li><p>@postsgradually</p><p>Arts &amp; Humanities</p><p>Social Sciences</p><p>Arts &amp; Humanities Research Council (AHRC)</p><p>Economic &amp; Social Research Council (ESRC)</p></li><li><p>@postsgradually</p><p>Block Grant System</p><p>Research councils provide pools of</p><p>funding to universities</p><p>Institutions award studentships out of this</p><p>Research councils do not select students</p></li><li><p>@postsgradually</p><p>Block Grant System - consortia</p><p>Universities bid for funding as consortia</p><p>Consortia include one or more universities,</p><p>+ external partners</p></li><li><p>@postsgradually</p><p>Block Grant System - consortia</p><p>Doctoral Training Partnerships </p><p>Centres for Doctoral Training</p><p>Doctoral Training Centres </p><p>AHRC</p><p>ESRC</p></li><li><p>@postsgradually</p><p>Research Council PhD Studentships</p><p>What do you get?</p><p>Full fees (approx 4,052 per year) </p><p>A stipend (approx 14,057 per year)</p></li><li><p>@postsgradually</p><p>Research Council PhD Studentships</p><p>Eligibility</p><p>Main criteria is residency:</p><p>Right to live in the UK (settled status)</p><p>Ordinarily resident for 3+ years</p></li><li><p>@postsgradually</p><p>Research Council PhD Studentships</p><p>EU Students</p><p>Eligible for a fees only award:(Must have been ordinarily resident within EU for 3+ years)</p><p>International Students</p><p>May be eligible for some ESRC awards</p><p>(at discretion of individual DTCs)</p></li><li><p>@postsgradually</p><p>Applying for RC Studentships</p><p>Find one RC websites, universities &amp;, of course:</p><p>Apply to university</p><p>Apply for Research Council studentship with university</p><p>Process</p></li><li><p>@postsgradually</p><p>Applying for RC Studentships</p><p>Personal details</p><p>Degree results / projections</p><p>Research proposal</p><p>Requirements</p></li><li><p>@postsgradually</p><p>Applying for RC Studentships</p><p>Academic value</p><p>Realistic</p><p>Impact?</p><p>A promising research career</p><p>What does a good project look like?</p></li><li><p>@postsgradually</p><p>Application Success Rates</p><p>How many students actually get full studentships?</p><p>about 15%</p></li><li><p>@postsgradually</p><p>Not getting Research Council funding...</p><p>Doesn't mean you're stupid</p><p>Doesn't mean your project is rubbish</p><p>Doesn't mean you can't do a PhD</p><p>&amp; doesn't mean you can't find funding elsewhere...</p></li><li><p>@postsgradually</p><p>PhD Funding from Universities</p><p>What sort of PhD funding do universities offer?</p><p>Full studentships (alumni, memorials, external partners)</p><p>Specially funded projects (archives, resources, sites)</p><p>Smaller funding (travel grants, conference grants,</p><p>expenses, etc)</p></li><li><p>@postsgradually</p><p>PhD Funding from Universities</p><p>How do you find it?</p><p>University websites</p><p>The exhibition hall, here, today! </p></li><li><p>@postsgradually</p><p>PhD Funding from ... charities?</p><p>Charities, foundations, trusts...</p><p>Big research foundations (Wellcome , Leverhulme)</p><p>Academic / Learned Societies</p><p>Miscellaneous charities</p></li><li><p>@postsgradually</p><p>PhD Funding from Charities</p><p>Finding it</p><p>The Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding</p><p>PostgraduateFunding.com</p><p>Turn2us</p><p>The Grants Register</p></li><li><p>@postsgradually</p><p>PhD Funding from Charities</p><p>Applyng for and getting it</p><p>Check you're eligible</p><p>Use a standard covering letter</p><p>Mention any other support</p><p>Show your aims and aspirations</p><p>Provide a reference</p><p>Expect a high rate of nonresponse / rejection</p></li><li><p>@postsgradually</p><p>PhD Student Loans</p><p>What we do know (sort of)...</p><p>Announced in 2015 budget</p><p>Suggested value of 25,000</p><p>For PhDs and some research Masters</p><p>Repayments incomecontingent</p></li><li><p>@postsgradually</p><p>PhD Student Loans</p><p>What we don't know...</p><p>When?</p><p>What?</p><p>Who?</p><p>Where?</p></li></ul>

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