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AHRC Doctoral Research Studentships in Russian, Slavonic and East European Studies

Application deadline: March 1, 20165

Brief description: The University of Manchester is a member of the AHRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Russian, Slavonic and East European Languages and Cultures (CEELBAS CDT). The Centre is led by University College London (UCL) and, alongside Manchester, also includes Cambridge and Oxford Universities.

How to apply



In line with UK Research Council regulations, to be eligible for a full award (stipend and fees), you must have: Settled status in the UK, meaning there are no restrictions on how long you can stay; Been 'ordinarily resident' in the UK for three years prior to the date of application for an award. This means you must have been normally residing in the UK (apart from temporary or occasional absences); Not been residing in the UK during any part of that 3-year period wholly or mainly for the purpose of full-time education. This does not apply to UK and EU nationals.

To be eligible for a fees only award, you:
Must be ordinarily resident in an EU member state, in the same way as UK students must be ordinarily resident in the UK. For inquiries about the academic side of your application, please contact Professor Vera Tolz (


Application Procedure

The deadline for AHRC Studentship applications, to be offered by the CEELBAS CDT, is 4 pm, Tuesday 1 March 2016. This is the deadline by which the application must be submitted to the CEELBAS administrator:

Please note that to be eligible to apply for a CEELBAS AHRC Studentship you must have applied for a place on the PhD programme in either Russian Studies or Polish Studies by the University of Manchester. The Deadline for the PhD Programme Applications is Friday 22 January 2016 (for an offer of a place on a PhD programme at the University of Manchester)

Applicants with projects on cultures, histories and societies of other East European countries are also eligible for funding and should apply to the PhD in Russian Studies. For further details about Russian and East European Studies at Manchester, please see

To apply for a place on a PhD programme, please go to

Please note that in order to apply for a CEELBAS AHRC Studentship you need to fill in an additional form. For the CEELBAS AHRC application form, full application guidelines and further details  please see

Value and Timeframe of the Studentship
The Studentship will cover the value of Home/EU tuition fees, plus a stipend at standard UK Research Council rates. The Studentship will be normally offered for a period of three years (five years part-time).



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