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Scholarships available on SOAS Research Degree Programmes (MPhil/PhD)





AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Studentship: Shifting Landscapes: Mapping the Intellectual Writing Traditions of Isamic Southeast Asia Normally UK/EU - see RCUK residency criteria For research degree (MPhil/PhD) in South East Asian Studies at SOAS. This studentship is for the project: Shifting Landscapes: Mapping the Intellectual Writing Traditions of Isamic Southeast Asia Closed
AHRC Research Training Support Grant not applicable for current AHRC Studentship award holders at SOAS (Current students only) Open
Alphawood Scholarships Normally be resident in one of the following countries: Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar/Burma, Singapore, Thailand or Vietnam The scholarships are open to full-time MPhil/PhD applicants whose research topic focuses on ancient to pre-modern Buddhist and Hindu art and/or architecture of Southeast Asia (New admissions only).For applicants who are considering applying for an MPhil/PhD degree we strongly recommend taking an MA first to adjust to the UK system and develop a strong research proposal that may form the basis of the MPhil/PhD application the following year.The Alphawood Scholarships programme is part of the Southeast Asian Art Academic Programme. The programme aims to make a significant and positive impact on the understanding and preservation of ancient to pre-modern Buddhist and Hindu art and architecture in the Southeast Asia region. Closed
Award for Fieldwork Any for students currently enrolled in an MPhil/PhD degree programme at SOAS (Current students only). There are two deadlines. Round 1: MONDAY 30 October 2017, 17.00 UK time – for students leaving for fieldwork from 1 January 2018 to 30 June 2018 inclusive. Round 2: MONDAY 16 April 2018, 17.00 UK time – for students leaving for fieldwork from 1 July 2018 to 31 December 2018 inclusive Closed

Bloomsbury Colleges PhD Studentships

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The Bloomsbury Colleges is a consortium of six University of London colleges. Up to two Mphil/PhD studentships of 3 year's duration (New admissions only) are available annualy at SOAS.

The two successful Bloomsbury Colleges PhD studentships for 2018-19 at SOAS are available for the following two projects:

1. Mining ‘realms of memory’ for alternative histories of Mao’s China: the ‘Third Front’ campaign. Principal Supervisor: Dr Andrea Janku (SOAS); Co-Supervisor: Dr Julia Lovell (BBK)
2. Examining the role of NGOs in Public-Private partnerships: a comparative approach across housing, education and health. Principal Supervisor: Dr Elisa Van Waeyenberge(SOAS); Co-Supervisor: Dr Jasmine Gideon (BBK)
Brough Sanskrit Awards Any 5 awards of up to £1400 for SOAS postgraduate research and master's students who use Sanskrit in the work and will use the funds for fieldwork, conference or workshop attendance (Current students only) Closed
Christopher Davis Award Any Research Degree: Anthropology and Sociology (Current students only on Extension of Writing up - continuation) Closed
CKS (Centre of Korean Studies) bursaries Any in Korean Studies (New admissions) Closed
CSJR Postgraduate Student Bursary Any for full-time or part-time Research Degree: Religions and Philosophies in JAPANESE RELIGIONS (Department of Religions and Philosophies, School of History, Religions and Philosophies) (New admissions only) Closed
Economics and Social Research Council (ESRC) Studentships UK/EU.  Overseas students are also eligible in any cluster as long as they are using Advanced Quantiative Methods.

Research Degree (MPhil/PhD): in Anthropology & Sociology; Research Degree (MPhil/PhD): in International Development (Department of Development Studies); Research Degree (MPhil/PhD): in Development Economics (Department of Economics); Research Degree (MPhil/PhD): in Law; Research Degree (MPhil/PhD): in Gender Studies; Research Degree (MPhil/PhD): in Politics and International Studies; Research Degrees (MPhil/PhD): Linguistics

Elisabeth Croll Scholarship for fieldwork in China Any for students currently enrolled in an MPhil/PhD degree programme at SOAS planning to undertake fieldwork in China, including mainland China and Taiwan (Current students only) Closed
ERC PhD studentship: Edition of a section of the Avestan Yasna Any For research degree (MPhil/PhD) Religions and Philosophies at SOAS.  This PhD Studentship - Edition of a section of the Avestan Yasna is offered under the ERC-funded project "The Multimedia Yasna" led by Professor Almut Hintze Closed
ESRC Collaborative Studentship - Questioning BRTs: A win-win solution to public transport problems in the cities of developing countries? UK/EU MSc Research for International Development plus MPhil/PhD in International Development Closed
Felix scholarships India for any full-time MPhil/PhD degree programme (New admissions only) Closed
Jit Kaur Babak & Chanchal Singh Babak Nottingham Research Award Any in Punjabi/Sikh Studies or Punjabi/Urdu Literature, for students currently enrolled in an MPhil/PhD at SOAS (Current students only) Open
Jordan Travel Grant Any for currently enrolled research students in Religions and Philosophies at SOAS to help with travel expenses (Current students only) Closed
Kamran Djam Scholarships Any for full-time MPhil/PhD (New admissions only) in any of the following subject areas: Persian Language, Persian Literature and Iranian History Closed
Meiji Jingu Japanese Studies Research Scholarships Any in Japanese studies - Two scholarships are offered annually, either for existing PhD students at SOAS, or newly enrolling full-time MPhil students.  Students may be registered in any department, and be of any nationality, but must be working on some aspect of Japanese Studies (Current students and New admissions) Closed
Mo Ibrahim Foundation - GDAI - PhD Scholarships Africa for full-time Mph/PhD in the field of Governance for Development in Africa for applicants domiciled (or permanent residents) in an African country  (New admissions only) Closed
Ouseley Memorial Scholarship Any currently enrolled research students at SOAS whose research requires the use of any Middle Eastern or Asian language (Current students only) Closed
Santander Mobility Awards Any for students currently enrolled in an MPhil/PhD degree programme at SOAS. Available for overseas fieldwork (Current students only) Closed
Saraswati Dalmia Scholarship Any For full-time or part-time Mphil/PhD which involves undertaking research in the field of Indian art from 1500 up to the present day. Preference will be given to those who undertake research in the field of modern and contemporary Indian art (Current first-year students and New admissions) Closed
Sasakawa Postgraduate Studentships Any for any full-time research programme which focuses on any aspect of Japan (Current students and New admissions) Closed
Shapoorji Pallonji Scholarships Any Full-time MPhil PhD (new admissions only, starting in September 2018) in the following subject areas: i) Zoroastrianism, both ancient and modern ii) Zoroastrianism with language study (Avestan, Pahlavi, Persian and Gujarati) Closed- New
SOAS Research Studentships Any for any eligible full-time MPhil/PhD degree programme (New admissions) Closed
SOAS Roots fieldwork Award Any For a current SOAS MPhil/PhD students from the department of Music undertaking research in the field of Mande music and going on fieldwork in the 2018-19 academic year. Closed
Sochon Foundation Scholarship Any in Korean Studies (Current students and New admissions) Closed
The Research Centre in Global Finance (RCGF) PhD Studentship UK/EU for full-time MPhil/PHD Finance and Management, whose thesis topic focuses on the research programme of the RCGF. EXTENDED UNTIL 16:00 on 28 June 2018
Tibawi Trust Awards Palestinian for Palestinian postgraduate students currently enrolled on a programme at SOAS. Available for fieldwork and conferences (Current students only)