This doctoral studentship is aimed at suitably qualified graduates who wish to focus their research on German-speaking exile, preferably in the UK. Topics may include literature, politics, history, sociology, migration, or the arts. Applications for research based on the archival holdings of the Research Centre for German and Austrian Exile Studies at the IMLR, such as the papers of the Anglo-Austrian Society or those of the writer and broadcaster Robert Lucas, would be particularly welcome. A working knowledge of German is necessary.
The award, which is funded by the Martin Miller and Hannah Norbert-Miller Trust, provides the successful applicant with a fee waiver equivalent to up to 100% of the full-time or part-time Home/EU tuition fee, and is tenable for three years (full-time) or five years (part-time), beginning in January 2017, plus maintenance of £15,000 (full-time) or £7,500 (part-time). The successful candidate, who will be expected to register at the Institute of Modern Languages Research (University of London School of Advanced Study) for the MPhil/PhD degree of the University of London, will be able to draw on the expertise of the Institute’s Research Centre for German and Austrian Exile Studies.
Candidates, who would normally have an MA degree or equivalent, should apply by 5 pm on 15 October 2016. Applications should be made on the School of Advanced Study application form (please note earlier submission date) and copied to firstname.lastname@example.org. Shortlisted candidates are expected to be invited for interview during the last week in October.