Faculty of Arts and Sciences Research Scholarships at Lancaster University

Lancaster University
PhD Degree

Deadline: 28 February 2020 (Annual)
Study in: UK
Course starts October 2020

Brief description:

Lancaster University is offering 3 fully-funded Research Scholarships for PhD students starting their course in AY 2020/2021.

Host Institution(s):

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Level/Field(s) of study:

• Cultures of Creative Practice and Social Change (Department of Languages and Cultures)
• Rurality, Help-Seeking and Care Proceedings (Law School)
• Transnationalism, Mobility & Borders (Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts)

Number of Scholarships:


Target group:

All students, including UK, EU and international students.

Scholarship value/inclusions:

The funding will cover all course fees for the duration of the PhD studies. In addition, scholars will receive £15,000 per year as contribution towards maintenance costs.


Cultures of Creative Practice and Social Change: Applicants should be researchers interested in addressing 1 or more of the following areas of enquiry and work should be in 1 or more of the department’s major languages: Chinese, French, German, or Spanish:

– How can we theorise translation as a creative and/or critical practice?
– How are digital literatures and new hybrid forms generating new creative futures?
– How can creative work be socially useful, either by influencing cultural-political practices or by expressing aesthetic resistance to oppressive forces and advocating for social change?
– Authorship, collaborative creativity, and their outreach – can creative practices be furthered through residency programmes (and how can extra-literary practices of this kind by gauged)?

Rurality, Help-Seeking and Care Proceedings: This PhD focuses on the role of place and how place affects children’s life chances with an emphasis on deprived, rural locations and their intersection with the family justice system. Applicants should be interested in conducting research into post-industrial areas where pressing questions are being asked about high rates of care proceedings. The aim is to carry out a qualitative study examining help-seeking behaviours amongst parents experiencing parenting difficulties and child protection problems, so as to explore opportunities and barriers to accessing and receiving help from informal and formal support systems. Applicants should be students with a keen interest in qualitative research into place, deprivation and involvement in the family justice system. The studentship is suitable for students with a strong academic background educated to Masters level, but consider candidates with a strong policy and practice profile will also be considered.

Transnationalism, Mobility & Borders: PhD students will use practice-based and/or critical research on pressing contemporary issues such as migration and refugeeism, racism, xenophobia, violence and populist politics, postcolonialism and decolonization, globalization and inequality, transport, technology and mediation. Applicants should propose projects that are either broadly situated within any of the following 5 disciplines or areas crossing these 5 disciplines – Art, Design, Architecture, Film and Theatre. They should propose research that is politically and socially engaged.

See the Official Website for eligibility requirements for each of the PhD programmes.

Application instructions:

Scholarship candidates should first apply for a PhD in the appropriate department through the University’s online application system. Applicants have to indicate the title of the scholarship for which they are applying, in the Source of Funding section of the online programme application. The deadline for application is 5pm GMT on Friday 28 February 2020.

The Faculty Scholarship Application Form 2020-2021 should be returned to the appropriate departmental contact below:

• Cultures of Creative Practice and Social Change (Department of Languages and Cultures): Postgraduate Admissions pglangadmit[at]lancaster.ac.uk
• Rurality, Help-Seeking and Care Proceedings (School of Law): Professor Judith Harwin (j.e.harwin[at]lancaster.ac.uk)
• Transnationalism, Mobility & Borders (Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts): Dr Jen Southern (j.a.southern[at]lancaster.ac.uk.

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.


Official Scholarship Website: https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/arts-and-social-sciences/study/postgraduate/funding/fully-funded-research-scholarships/

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