As part of its collaboration in a Â£1.94 million AHRC-funded project â Cultural and Scientific Perceptions of Human-Chicken Interactions â the University of Roehampton is offering five fully-funded PhD studentships (two AHRC studentships and three Roehampton Vice-Chancellorâs Studentships) in social anthropology. All studentships include payment of fees and cost of living bursaries. Each studentship will consist of an individual research topic:
- Chicken cultures and Masculinities in Cuba (AHRCÂ Studentship)
- Women and Chicken Husbandry in Ethiopia (AHRC Studentship)
- Amateur Chicken-Keeping in Modern Britain (Roehampton Studentship)
- Pedigree Chicken Breeding, Display and Exhibition (Roehampton Studentship)
- Chickens in Religious Cosmologies and Practices (Roehampton Studentship)
However, the research for each of these individual anthropology projects will be pursued in the context of the overall project that is multi-university (Bournemouth, Nottingham, York, Durham and Leicester) and multidisciplinary (archaeology, zoÃ¶archaeology, history, anthropology, genetics, biological sciences). Applications are invited from researchers with a strong interest in anthropological approaches to the study of human-animal relations. Applicants should hold a Masterâs degree (or equivalent) in social anthropology or a closely-related disciplinary field.
Applicants for the AHRC Studentships (fees and bursary) should check their eligibility by going to the AHRC website:
then go to the link Student Funding Guide in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen for the PDF.
The Roehampton Vice-Chancellorâs Studentships are open to all suitably-qualified applicants. Fees will be covered and the bursaries will be offered at standard research council rates.
Applying: Applicants should go to this page of the Graduate School
http://www.roehampton.ac.uk/Courses/Graduate-School/Applying/ and download the application for MPhil/PhD.
Completed applications should be sent to: Home applications: firstname.lastname@example.org
International/EU applications: email@example.com
Postal address: University of Roehampton Admissions Department, Erasmus House, Digby Stuart College, Roehampton Lane, London SW15 5PU, UK
Applicants should include a one-page letter explaining what interests them about the particular research topic for which they are applying. Applicants may apply for more than one of the topics but must make a separate application, write a separate letter for each and indicate which application is their preferred choice.
Applications should be received by 22November 2013
Interviews will be held in late November/beginning December 2013 and successful applicants should be available to commence in January 2014.
All applicants are strongly advised to discuss their application with Professor Garry Marvin (firstname.lastname@example.org) who will direct the anthropological part of the research project.