The successful applicant will receive an annual stipend of £9,901 and salary of approximately £4,156. The successful applicant will also have access to a Research Training Support Grant worth £750 each year to help cover costs associated with their research work.
About Graduate Research Assistantships
Graduate Research Assistantships allow research students to fund their PhD through part-time research support work with the University.
A Graduate Research Assistant is responsible to the Head of Department and is expected to undertake research-related duties within the Department - not normally exceeding eight hours per week - while undertaking research leading to a PhD.
Approximately 80% of their time will be spent on their doctoral research and 20% on their GRA responsibilities. Training is provided to help Graduate Research Assistants develop their research related skills and enhance their professional competencies.
The GRA will be expected to attend relevant training courses run for doctoral students within the Department of Sociology and College of Social Science, and can draw on such courses in the School of History and College of Arts, Humanities, and Law if appropriate.
Informal enquiries are welcome - please contact Nita Sudra:
1. Prepare a statement of up to 1,000 words on:
a. How you propose to develop the project theme
b. How your education and experience to date has prepared you for this research position
2. Prepare your supporting documents:
- a 4-5,000 word sample of your written work
- with your application you need to include proof that you meet the academic and English language entry requirements:
i. include all relevant certificates/diplomas and transcripts
ii. international applicants must provide official copies of their entire course transcripts including explanations of the mark schemes used and, where possible, an indication of their class ranking/position in class; supporting documents not in English must be provided with a certified English translation
You must also provide contact details for two academic (not personal) referees who can comment on your suitability for the research degree programme
Important Advice for Applicants
- The closing date for receipt of applications is 30 June 2015
- Applications that do not include a full statement and the required supporting documents will not be considered
- In the Fees and Financial Support section of the application, applicants must state that they wish to be considered for this September 2015 Graduate Research Assistantship in Sociology/History (Ref. Bassel)