Funding Opportunities

Applications are invited for the following Masters awards for 2015-16.

Please note that, for all awards, you must have already applied for and accepted an offer of a place on one of the relevant programmes.

All awards are open to applicants for any of our MA programmes (campus-based and by distance) who meet the relevant residence criteria.

Scholarship Details Deadline
Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) North West Doctoral training Centre 1+3 studentships Studentships, covering tuition and maintenance for one year MA followed by 3 years PhD; for UK/EU applicants only 2 February 2015
Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) North West Doctoral Training Centre 1+3 studentships Studentships, covering tuition and maintenance (UK/EU applicants) or fees only (overseas applicants) or one year MA followed by 3 years PhD 13 February 2015
1x Departmental MA fees-only scholarships Tuition fee covered at UK/EU rate; open to EU/UK. 20 March 2015
Faculty Scholarships (Fees-only)
(to be confirmed for 2015)
Awards will normally be made in the form of a fee waiver. 20 March 2015
Faculty scholarships 1+3 home/ EU
(to be confirmed for 2015)
This covers fees for a one year MA followed by 3 years PhD; open to UK/EU applicants only 20 March 2015
1x Geoffrey Leech Scholarship Tuition fee covered at UK/EU rate; open to EU/UK applicants. 20 March 2015
The Peel Trust Studentship Studentship open to Home, International, current students and applicants. Award up to an individual maximum of £2,500 tbc

Scholarship Details

Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) 1+3

Lancaster University forms part of the ESRC's North West Doctoral Training Centre (NWDTC). 63 studentships, covering tuition and maintenance, are available for those wishing to study in areas covered by the ESRC at Lancaster, Liverpool or Manchester. Some studentships are reserved for students seeking joint supervision across two or more partner institutions.

To apply: Further information about the NWCDTP and the studentships on offer is available via the NWTDC website, as are the application form and guidance notes. Please check that you meet the academic and residential eligibility criteria on page 2 of the guidance notes before applying. Applications should be made on the NWDTC application form and should be sent to fass-pg@lancaster.ac.uk.

Deadline for applications: 2 February 2015, 5.00 pm GMT

Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 1+3

In association with the North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership (NWCDTP), Lancaster University invites applications from outstanding candidates for AHRC Doctoral Studentships for 2015-16 entry. The NWCDTP expects to make approximately fifty awards across the whole range of arts and humanities subjects.

As part of the NWCDTP, a very limited amount of Masters funding will be available to outstanding students planning to undertake a PhD following the completion of their Masters. The same deadline applies as for doctoral studentships.

To apply: Further information about the NWCDTP and the studentships on offer is available via the NWCDTP website, as are the application forms and guidance notes for both doctoral and Masters studentships. Please check that you meet the academic and residential eligibility criteria on page 2 of the guidance notes before applying. Applications should be made on the appropriate application form and should be sent to fass-pg@lancaster.ac.uk.

Deadline for applications: 13 February 2015, 5.00 pm GMT

Departmental / Faculty MA Scholarships (fees only)

(To be confirmed for 2015)

A number of MA fees-only bursaries are available for students wishing to study for a Masters degree within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Recipients will need to meet their general living expenses themselves. The full terms and conditions are available here.

Award criteria: The scholarships will be awarded on a competitive basis. Candidates for a scholarship will be ranked based on the following criteria:

  1. Academic ability (as evidenced by academic record and references)
  2. Suitability for the programme applied for
  3. Commitment to scholarship in the relevant field(s)
  4. Potential for contribution to scholarship and society more generally

Please note that the Departmental scholarship is available to UK/EU applicants only, overseas applicants are eligible for the Faculty scholarships.

Faculty 1+3 Scholarships (fees only)

(To be confirmed for 2015)

The Faculty is offering a number of 1+3 fees-only bursaries for students wishing to study for a Masters degree followed by a PhD within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Recipients will need to meet their general living expenses themselves. The full terms and conditions are available here.

Award criteria: The scholarships will be awarded on a competitive basis. Candidates for a scholarship will be ranked based on the following criteria:

  1. Academic ability (as evidenced by academic record and references)
  2. Suitability for the programme applied for
  3. Commitment to scholarship in the relevant field(s)
  4. Potential for contribution to scholarship and society more generally

Geoffrey Leech Scholarship (fees only)

The Geoffrey Leech Scholarship is only open to UK/EU applicants. The value of the award will be equivalent to the UK/EU tuition fees.

This scholarship for MA study was set up by the Department of Linguistics and English Language at Lancaster to mark the retirement of Professor Geoffrey Leech. Geoff Leech is one of our most eminent and long-serving colleagues, and internationally renowned for his pioneering work in modern English grammar, stylistics, pragmatics and corpus linguistics. As co-author of the Comprehensive Grammar of the English Language and the Longman Grammar of Spoken and Written English, he is one of the foremost authorities on the English language. The scholarships are for study on any of the MA programmes on any of our MA programmes, both campus-based and by distance.

Award criteria: The scholarships will be awarded on a competitive basis. Candidates for a scholarship will be ranked based on the following criteria:

  1. Academic ability (as evidenced by academic record and references)
  2. Suitability for the programme applied for
  3. Commitment to scholarship in the relevant field(s)
  4. Potential for contribution to scholarship and society more generally
  5. Financial need. Please include enough detail about your financial situation to allow the Department to assess your need. All applications will be treated confidentially.

The Peel Trust Studentship

The Peel Studentship Trust was established in 1964, by donations from the Dowager Countess Eleanor Peel Trust. The awards are available for the support of students for first or higher degrees, in any subject. The period of the award is one academic year, although students can apply each year. The value of the award is determined by the Trustees in each case, up to an individual maximum of £2500.

For details and application details see the website: http://www.lusi.lancs.ac.uk/funding/Detail.aspx?AwardID=42

 

How to Apply (except AHRC/ESRC 1+3 studentships)

Please note that, for all awards, you must have already applied for and accepted an offer of a place on one of the relevant programmes.

To apply please complete the Application Form (MS Word). Completed applications should be sent, by post or e-mail, to:

Mrs Marjorie Wood 
Postgraduate Secretary 
Linguistics and English Language 
Lancaster University 
Lancaster 
LA1 4YL United Kingdom
Tel: (+44) 01524 593028 
E-mail:  m.f.wood@lancaster.ac.uk

 

 

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