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Faculty of Humanities

PGR Exchange Opportunities

We have established Postgraduate Researcher Exchange programmes with a small number of institutions around the world.

These exchanges offer our research students an excellent opportunity to visit another institution, access research resources and experience the academic culture and professional networks of another institution/country. To support PGRs to take part in these exchanges, the faculty is offering financial support to contribute to the associated costs.

Successful applicants will receive up to £3,000 towards travel expenses, accommodation, subsistence, educational materials and/or other education-related costs for anything from two weeks to a maximum duration of a 3 month visit. The total value of the award will depend on the duration and location of the exchange, and will be made at the discretion of the Faculty, based on a banding for the costs of overseas travel and accommodation.

Current opportunities include:

  • Indiana University (John Ryland’s Research Institute – Lilly Library Exchange)
  • Indiana University (Launch 2017/18)
  • University of Copenhagen (Launch 2017/18)
  • National University of Singapore (Provisional)

Who can apply?

To be eligible to apply for this fund, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a current registered postgraduate researcher at the Faculty of Humanities
  • Have successfully passed your first year annual review by time the placement/ exchange/ visit takes place
  • Not be in your final year of study
  • Have the full support of your supervisor
  • Be on course to complete your PhD within your original submission deadline

How to apply

Applicants should first research the opportunities available to them at the partner institution, including the potential scholar(s) with whom they would like to work. They should discuss the exchange with their Main supervisor. Applicants are also encouraged to informally discuss their application with the institutional contact at the partner institution. Contacts are given below.

Applicants need to submit a completed and signed application form, along with an up to date curriculum vitae to the Faculty PGR Office: Humanities-pgr@manchester.ac.uk.

Applications will be reviewed by the Associate Dean for PGR, Associate Dean for Internationalisation and the host institution.

Deadline for applications is 4pm Wednesday 31 January 2018.

Details of partner exchanges

Indiana University (John Ryland’s Research Institute – Lilly Library Exchange)

Call now closed. See the original call for papers.

 

Indiana University

(Launch 2017/18)

The College of Arts and Sciences at the Indiana University, USA wish to provide an opportunity for study at their institution as part of a reciprocal exchange arrangement. A maximum of two students will be exchanged between the institutions in each academic year.

Interested applicants should first consider who their host supervisor would be and to initialise conversation with them in order to set up the proposal.

Institutional contact: Carolyn Lantz, Director of International Planning (lantzcar@indiana.edu). 

Once agreed in principle, applicants should then coordinate the submission of the application form as detailed under 'How to apply'.

Deadline: 4pm Wednesday 31 January 2018.

 

University of Copenhagen

(Launch 2017/18)

The University of Copenhagen wish to provide an opportunity for study at their institution as part of a reciprocal exchange arrangement. All Faculties of the University of Copenhagen are open to the exchange (Faculty of Social Sciences, Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Humanities).

Interested applicants should first consider who their host supervisor would be and to initialise conversation with them in order to set up the proposal.

Institutional contact: Katrine Bergh Skriver (katrine.skriver@adm.ku.dk). 

Once agreed in principle, applicants should then coordinate the submission of the application form as detailed under 'How to apply'.

Deadline: 4pm Wednesday 31 January 2018.

 

National University of Singapore

(Provisional)

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences of NUS wish to provide an opportunity for study at their institution as part of a reciprocal exchange arrangement. A maximum of two students will be exchanged between the institutions in each academic year. Interested applicants should first consider who their host supervisor would be and to initialise conversation with them in order to set up the proposal.

Once agreed in principle, applicants should then coordinate the submission of the application form as detailed under 'How to apply'.

Deadline: Call currently closed