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The University of Southampton

Support for talented Humanities research students

Published: 23 October 2012
Wolfson scholars

Humanities has secured £234,000 funding from The Wolfson Foundation for a further three postgraduate scholarships starting in 2013-14. This follows a similar award for the previous academic year.

The outstanding doctoral students, who have the potential to be future academic leaders in history, literature and languages, will have their fees paid and receive a travel allowance as well as living expenses of £20,000 a year.
Edward Alexander, Joel Found and Ahren Lester received scholarships in 2012. Edward is researching identity in Yugoslav and post-Yugoslav Croatian national cinema, Joel is examining images of sea and the desert in the novels of Tim Winton and Cormac McCarthy, Ahren is studying Alfred Russel Wallace the co-discoverer, with Charles Darwin, of the theory of evolution by natural selection’. The scholarships will allow the PhD students to further their research overseas.
Dean of Humanities at Southampton, Professor Anne Curry says, “These scholarships are a welcome support for postgraduate studies in Humanities and securing them is a testament to the quality of our staff, teaching and research, as well as our excellent reputation for doctoral study.”

Paul Ramsbottom, Chief Executive of The Wolfson Foundation, comments, “High- quality research in the humanities is of critical importance to British society. The announcement of this scheme reflects our concern about the effect of undergraduate debt on numbers of students continuing to postgraduate research. We are also acutely aware of pressures on funding in the humanities.”
The Wolfson Foundation was established in 1955. Its investments were based on Great Universal Stores shares. By 2010, more than £600 million had been awarded in grants to over 8,000 projects.

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