Deadline: 2015-01-16
Value of Scholarship: £16,061
Level Of Study: Masters

MA by Research Studentship 2015-16 – Association of Cricket Statisticians (ACS)



Fully-Funded Studentship Available

The Department of History at Royal Holloway, University of London, is pleased to announce a 12-month fully- funded MA by Research studentship, sponsored by the ACS.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with academics from Royal Holloway and partners in the sponsoring organisation, and so will benefit from both the lively research culture at Royal Holloway and the experience and expertise of ACS members.

The MA by Research project:

Women and Cricket in Inter-war Britain (1918-39) will be supervised by Dr Stella Moss, with an advisory team comprising Professor Humayun Ansari (Royal Holloway) and Dr Andrew Hignell, Peter Griffiths and Giles Philips (ACS).   Assessed entirely on a research dissertation (maximum 40,000 words), the project will investigate this understudied aspect of women’s sport and the history of cricket in Britain, drawing on the archives of the Women’s Cricket Association as well as other archival material and primary sources.

As part of the sponsorship arrangements the MA by Research student will be required to provide short update reports and contributions to the ACS and its Quarterly Journal, while the ACS will look to publish the project findings in some format.   In addition, it is anticipated that the project will involve making new primary source material available online in collaboration with ACS members and Royal Holloway MA Public History students.

The studentship will include UK/EU fees and a stipend of £16,061.   There will also be additional support available for travel, subsistence and other related expenses linked to the research project.

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Closing date for applications: Friday 16 January 2015.

Interviews will be held in February/March 2015 (date to be confirmed).

Application requirements and procedure:

Candidates must possess at least a 2:1 undergraduate degree in History (or a related Humanities subject) by the starting date  of  the MA,  and be  able to demonstrate that  they possess the  necessary research skills and experience of using primary data.  They will also need to show that they have the ability to work and undertake research on an independent basis. A basic understanding of cricket combined with a wider knowledge of sport and twentieth-century British cultural history is essential.  Some form of direct involvement in cricket, while desirable, will not be regarded as essential.

Candidates must provide

  •  letter of application (not longer than 1000 words)
  •  c.v.
  • contact details for two referees prepared to support their application.

Applications should be sent c/o Dr Stella Moss, Department of History, Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX. Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Stella Moss Stella.Moss@rhul.ac.uk

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