The Centre for Hellenic Studies at King’s College London is pleased to announce the award of one new Graduate Scholarship from the Robert Browning Memorial Fund, tenable for up to 3 years from September 2013. This fund has been created substantially thanks to the generosity of the Ministry of Education & Culture of the Republic of Cyprus.
The Scholarship will cover UK/EU fees for full-time doctoral research in any field of Hellenic Studies at King’s College London for each year of full-time registration up to a maximum of 3 years, subject to satisfactory progress.
Applicants should first apply for admission to the relevant Department, Programme or Division of King’s College London in the regular way, as laid down in the King’s Graduate Prospectus. If they meet the admissions criteria for their programme (including proficiency in the English language) and have been offered a place by the Department or Division, their applications for the Robert Browning Memorial Fund Graduate Scholarship should be submitted separately to the Browning Award Committee of the Centre for Hellenic Studies.
Please note that there is an application form, including forms for two referees, which must be completed. The form can be downloaded from
Candidates in any doubt about the suitability of their proposed research should consult the Director of the Centre for Hellenic Studies, Professor Roderick Beaton (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The deadline for receipt of applications and both references is Friday 26 April 2013. Late applications will not be accepted.
NOTES OF GUIDANCE FOR APPLICANTS
The Awards Committee of the Centre for Hellenic Studies is offering one Robert Browning Memorial Fund Graduate Scholarship for research in any field of Hellenic Studies, tenable from September 2013.
The aims of the Scholarship are to assist students of excellent academic calibre to continue their training beyond a Master’s degree and to attract high quality applicants to undertake or continue an MPhil/PhD programme at King’s College
London. They must not already hold a doctoral degree.
The Robert Browning Memorial Fund Graduate Scholarship will be awarded after open competition, and will be open to full-time students who either are currently studying or have been accepted to study for an MPhil/PhD at King’s College London, and whose proposed topic of study falls with the field of Hellenic Studies as determined by the Awards Committee.
Applicants who are unsure if their proposed topic falls within the field of Hellenic Studies should contact the Director of the Centre for Hellenic Studies (currently Professor Roderick Beaton, email@example.com) for advice, well in advance of the deadline for applications.
Tuition fees will be paid from the Robert Browning Memorial Fund at the Home/EU rate only. This means that if a successful candidate has been classified by the School of Arts & Humanities as an Overseas student, the differential between the two levels of fee will have to be met by the student.
The studentship will be tenable for a maximum of 3 years of full-time study, subject to satisfactory progress.
The individual appointed to a Robert Browning Memorial Fund Graduate Scholarship will be expected to acknowledge the support of the Robert Browning Memorial Fund in any publications arising from her/his research as a Browning Scholar, and to be prepared, as research progresses, to give one or two open seminars or talks about it.
Continued payment of the Robert Browning Memorial Fund Scholarship is conditional on satisfactory academic progress, as monitored in the Department or Division according to standard College procedures and reported to the Awards Committee. Holders are subject to the standard College Regulations for Students.
Holders who alter the subject of their research, so that it no longer falls sufficiently within the field of Hellenic Studies, may have their scholarships terminated by the Awards Committee.
The Awards Committee also has the discretion to continue or terminate the scholarships of holders who transfer to part-time status.
All applicants must complete the Robert Browning Memorial Fund Graduate Scholarship application form. The application form is in three sections. Individual applicants must complete Section A (Applicant and Project Details) in its entirety. Sections A and B are then to be taken or sent to the Department in which the candidate is applying to study, or has already been accepted, so that the Department can complete Section B before sending it to the Centre for Hellenic Studies Awards Committee.
Forms submitted online must include electronic signatures by both the applicant and Head of Department. Otherwise, hard copy of the application is required.
Applicants should send a copy of Section C to each of their referees, and are also advised to send each referee details of their project (eg a copy of Section A Part 4), to assist in compiling the reference.
All applications must be submitted either in hard copy with original signatures or online with electronic signatures.
It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all relevant forms, including references, reach the Awards Committee of the Centre for Hellenic Studies by the deadline (Friday 26th April 2013).
PROJECT DETAILS –
The candidate’s statement about their project / thesis subject should be limited to 750 words.
The project / thesis should be described in language and terms intelligible to a non-specialist panel.
At least one referee should be from outside King’s College London.
At least one referee must have direct knowledge of the applicant’s most recent academic work.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF APPLICATION
Please check with your department and referees, in good time, on progress of your application. If you wish to be assured that it has been received, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The allocation of scholarships will be made by the Awards Committee of the Centre for Hellenic Studies at a meeting to be held as soon as practicable after the deadline.
Candidates will be notified as soon as possible after the meeting of the decision of the Committee, which will be final.
Completed forms must reach either The Browning Award Committee, Centre for Hellenic Studies, Room B3 North Wing, Strand Campus, King’s College London, Strand, London WC2R 2LS, or, in the appropriate electronic format, email@example.com, with the subject header ‘Robert Browning Memorial Fund Application’ by 17.00 on Friday 26 April 2013.
Koraes Professor of Modern Greek and Byzantine History, Language and
Director, Centre for Hellenic Studies
King’s College London
London WC2R 2LS
tel. 0044 20 7848 2517