BRITISH SOCIETY OF AESTHETICS PHD STUDENTSHIP AWARD 2014
The British Society of Aesthetics proposes to award up to two Ph.D. studentship
full-time maintenance grants of £13,863 (or within the City of London
or the Metropolitan Police district: £15,863) plus tuition fees up to
the maximum for UK/EU students, from September 2014 for up to three years.
The studentship is designed to support a promising philosopher in aesthetics
and the philosophy of art, by enabling him or her to pursue full time doctoral
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
(b) they have done so if a studentship is available, and
(c) they have applied to any other funding schemes available at the
If any such applications are successful, the amount
of the BSA scholarship, if awarded, will be reduced by the amount of the other
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 2014
Applications should be in the form of ONE document
(Word or PDF) which includes all the following:
- a CV
a statement of proposed research (max 1,500
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)
In addition, the following must be supplied:
TWO references which the applicant should ensure are received by the Society by
the same deadline (your nominated referees should send these separately, direct
to the BSA)
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 (a scanned copy is acceptable).
All the above should be sent via email to Caroline
Auty, BSA Manager, at: email@example.com
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 Trustees 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.
*Students must meet the conditions relating to residence and qualifications set
out by the AHRC in its guide to student eligibility, available to download