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Scholarships and Prizes

At a time when higher education funding is decreasing nationally, the Parkes Institute is fortunate to be able to offer a number of both unique and annual competitive studentships.

James Parkes Postgraduate Scholarship

The Parkes Institute has received a generous donation to fund a £5000 scholarship in honour of the work of Dr Reverend James Parkes. The pioneering work of the Reverend Dr James Parkes is ever more relevant to a world in increasing crisis and division but remains sadly neglected in academia and beyond. Through this important scheme, it is hoped that a new generation of academically young scholars will be encouraged to take further the work of James Parkes.

It will be awarded to one, or split between two, PhD student(s).

In order to apply to this fund you must be a Postgraduate Research student already studying within the Faculty of Arts and Humanities.  You can be registered full time or part time. You must have at least a year of candidature left before submission of thesis for viva.

Priority will be given to students currently working on, by order of preference:

i. The Church and the Holocaust or Christian-Jewish Relations in the history of antisemitism

ii. Christian-Jewish relations throughout the ages

iii. Jewish/non-Jewish relations throughout the ages.

Applicants who will use the Parkes Library and related archives and those who intend a later career in the fields of James Parkes’ interest will be particularly welcomed.

The quality of the applicant and the relevance of their research project will be the major consideration when assessing applications. A continuing desire to work in the field beyond graduation will be taken into consideration.

Financial need will also be considered but will not be a major determining factor in decision-making.

Awards will be either £2500 or £5000.

Deadline for applications is 4 p.m. Monday 22nd March 2021.  The application form and further guidance can be found in the attached document.

Agron PhD Scholarships

The Parkes Institute for the study of relations between Jews and non-Jews has received a generous donation from alumnus Larry Agron to fund two £5000 scholarships.  It will be awarded to two PhD students working on any aspects of Jewish/non-Jewish relations, or Jewish history and culture.

In order to apply to this fund you must be a Postgraduate Research student already studying within the Faculty of Arts and Humanities.  You can be registered full time or part time. You must have at least a year of candidature left before submission of thesis for viva.

Eligibility:

i. Jewish/non-Jewish relations throughout the ages.

ii. Jewish history and culture

a.     Applicants who will use the Parkes Library and related archives and those who intend a later career in the fields of James Parkes’ interest will be particularly welcomed.

b.     The quality of the applicant and the relevance of their research project will be the major consideration when assessing applications.

c.      Financial need will also be considered but will not be a major determining factor in decision-making.

d.     You are expected to have investigated all other sources of funding before applying. 

e.     Awards will be £5000 (the James Parkes Postgraduate Scholarship may be split equally between two successful candidates, £2500 each)

Deadline for applications is 4 p.m. Monday 22nd March 2021. The application form and further guidance can be found in the attached document.

Karten Outreach Doctoral Studentships

Karten Outreach Fellowships can become available for PhD students to contribute to the outreach programme of the Parkes Institute. Outreach Fellows will be expected to participate in the Parkes outreach programme with particular emphasis on adult education, engaging with schools and colleges in the South of England, and particularly the Southampton region, and public events in the broad field of Jewish/non-Jewish relations. Applications are opened as studentships become available.

 

 

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