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The University of Southampton

John Henry Hansard Research Studentship 2014-17

Published: 21 March 2014
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The John Henry Hansard Charitable Trust was established through a bequest left by Dr J H Hansard (died 1979) and his widow, Rosemary Jean (‘Jeanie’) Hansard. Dr Hansard was the last lineal descendant of Luke Hansard (who became the first Printer to the House of Commons in 1799), was a notable benefactor of the University of Southampton during his lifetime and was an honorary graduate of the University.

The primary purpose of the Trust is the promotion of activities associated with the Special Collections of the University Library, which include the archives of the first Duke of Wellington, the third Viscount Palmerston and Earl Mountbatten of Burma among others, as well as very large holdings relating to the UK Jewish community. For further information visit the Archives website. For the purposes of this Studentship, the 'Special Collections' are also deemed to include the Library's outstanding collection of British Official Publications.

The University invites applications for this research studentship. The studentship may be held in the Faculty of Business and Law, the Faculty of Humanities, or the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences but we particularly welcome inter-disciplinary applications that may be based in more than one Faculty.

The PhD scholarship is tenable for a maximum of three years, commencing September 2014, at an annual stipend of up to £20,000 per annum (comprising fees and maintenance).

For further details contact: Prof Tolga Bektas (Business and Law;, Dr Andrea Reiter (Humanities; ), Prof David Owen (Social and Human Sciences; ).

Eligibility: this scholarship is open to UK and EU nationals.

Entry requirements: a good 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent) and a Masters in a relevant discipline.

Application: Please complete the online University of Southampton application form and arrange for two academic references to be sent independently by the deadline.

In addition we need you to submit two further documents: a 500-600 word research proposal outlining the project, methodology and indicative bibliography; and a personal statement of no more than 400 words explaining how your project fits the scheme and how you plan to use the special collections in your research.

All material should be sent to the lead faculty where you want to be located but you should indicate in your proposal which other faculty is relevant to your project.

Business and Law
Social and Human Sciences

Application deadline: 5 May 2014
Shortlisted applicants will be invited for interview during the week of 19 May.

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