Candidates for the studentship should already be accepted on to a Ph.D. programme at a British university at the time of application, to research on a subject that falls within the remit of the British Society of Aesthetics. It is a condition of application to the BSA, and should be confirmed in the covering email, that:
(a) candidates are eligible to apply to the AHRC's PhD studentship scheme,
(b) they have done so if a studentship is available, and
(c) they have applied to any other funding schemes available at the relevant institution.
If any such applications are successful, the amount of the BSA scholarship, if awarded, will be reduced by the amount of the other award(s).
The successful candidate will be expected to complete a PhD, or be very close to completion, by the end of the award period, and to provide brief progress reports to the Society at the end of each year.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 30 APRIL 2013
Applications should be in the form of ONE document (Word or PDF) which includes all the following:
a statement of proposed research (max 1,500 words)
a personal statement on how the proposed research relates to your previous philosophical career and interests, and how your project connects to the BSA's remit (max 1,000 words)
This should be sent via email to:
Caroline Auty, BSA Administrator email@example.com
In addition, the following must be supplied:
TWO references which the applicant should ensure are received by the Society by the same deadline (these may be sent directly by your referees)
These may be sent in electronic form to Caroline Auty as above, or via post to:
- An official letter confirming acceptance of the candidate on to the Ph.D. programme in the department in which the candidate proposes to hold the studentship.
Caroline Auty, Administrator
British Society of Aesthetics
Short-listed candidates will be invited to submit a piece of written work of (maximum 7,500 words) after this date.
Members of the BSA executive committee will assess the applications received in consultation with one or more external readers. The BSA will endeavour to communicate the result of the competition to applicants by the end of July, but no later than the end of August. The BSA reserves the right not to make an award.