The Ochils Landscape Partnership and the University of Stirling have combined to jointly part-fund four postgraduate Masters research projects running concurrently from September 2013 to August 2014. Each successful applicant will be awarded the sum of Â£2,000. The four broad themes of these projects are: poisoned earths, historic transport networks, cultivation terraces, the River Devon. Each award holder will be required to give a presentation about their research to the local community. More information on the Ochils Landscape Partnership and the projects available can be found here.Â If you have an interest in any of these projects and wish to discuss them in more detail, please contact either Dr Catherine Mills on 01786 467583; [email protected], or Dr Alasdair Ross on 01786 466250, [email protected].
Value of the Bursaries:
Each successful applicant will be awarded the sum of Â£2,000 for academic session 2013/14. Payments will be made to students in quarterly stipend instalments.
Student Eligibility and How to Apply:
The OLP bursaries are open to Home/EU and Overseas full time applicants.
There are two routes by which you can apply (further details on applying – How to Apply):
- A full programme application can be made to the MRes in Historical Research (Environmental History pathway) including a research proposal based on one of the four available projects. You should also indicate in your personal statement that you wish to be considered for the OLP bursaries.Â
- A full programme application should be made to the MSc in Environment, Heritage and Policy including a research proposal based on one of the four available projects. You should also indicate in your personal statement that you wish to be considered for the OLP bursaries. For the MSc in Environment, Heritage and Policy only, there is also Scottish Funding Council (SFC) funding available which covers the full cost of tuition. The Scottish Funding Council has attached specific eligibility criteria to the funded places and places are only open to applicants domiciled in Scotland and the EU. You will be automatically considered for this funding when you apply for this programme. Full details and eligibility criteria can be found on the Universityâs Scholarships and Funding pages.
The deadline for applications for the OLP bursaries and SFC funding (for the MSc in Environment, Heritage and Policy only) is Thursday 1 August 2013.
Notification of Awards
Applicants will be considered and ranked by a School Awards Committee. Successful applicants for the OLP bursaries will be notified by the School of Arts and Humanities in August 2013. Successful applicants for the SFC funding will be notified by the Admissions Office.