PhD Scholarships: AHRC Midlands3Cities funding for UK/EU students – School of Contemporary Chinese Studies

Nottingham, UK
Deadline: 14th Jan 2015

The Midlands3Cities doctoral training partnership is collaboration between the universities of Nottingham, Nottingham Trent, Leicester, De Montfort, Birmingham and Birmingham City. The DTP is in the second of five years, awarding 87 PhD Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) studentships for UK/EU applicants for 2015 entry. M3C provides research candidates with cross-institutional mentoring, expert supervision including cross-institutional supervision where appropriate, subject-specific and generic training, and professional support in preparing for a career.

The School of Contemporary Chinese Studies at the University of Nottingham is inviting applications from students whose research interests include:

• Modern Social, Business, Economic, Military, Diplomatic and Political History of the Chinese-Speaking World (Mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong)

• Cultural, Art and Visual (including Performing Art)

• History of Mainland China and Taiwan

• Popular Culture in China

• Cinema

• The Chinese Diaspora

• Political Culture in China

• Religion

• Disability in modern Chinese culture

• Chinese literature (from late imperial to contemporary period)

• Intellectual History of China (from the late Qing to the present)

• Media and Communications, Internet-enabled Social Media, and Propaganda in China

• Anthropological Studies of China

• Heritage and Preservation in China

• Depictions of East Asia in European Literature; Depictions of the West in East Asian Literature

The deadline for AHRC M3C funding applications is 14 January 2015, by which time students must have applied for a place to study and have provided two references to a university within the DTP.

For full details of eligibility, funding and research supervision areas (including use of the supervision search tool) please visit or



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