The Ralph Gibson Bursary.
Society for the Study of French History offers an annual bursary of £2000 to a fourth year PhD student, to facilitate the completion of a PhD thesis in French history. Eligible postgraduates will be registered at a UK or Irish university, will normally have completed no more than three years of full-time doctoral study, or be at an equivalent stage of part-time study, at the time of application, and will be expected to satisfy the judging panel that their thesis will be submitted during the academic year following the award of the Bursary.
The bursary may be used towards fees charged by the recipient's institution; to defray subsistence costs; or to fund research trips or attendance at conferences. It is designed to offer some financial support to candidates who are no longer eligible for support from other funding bodies.
Applications should be made to the Secretary of the Society by Tuesday 30 April 2013 and consist of i) a covering letter containing a summary (up to 1,000 words) of the applicant's doctoral thesis ii) a CV iii) details of any other funding which the candidate is receiving towards their studies iv) two academic references and v) a sample of written work of not more than 6,000 words. Applications should be submitted as a single PDF file. Candidates will be notified by mid-June of the outcome of their applications, which will be assessed by a panel of judges nominated by the Society's steering committee.
Applicants for the Society's awards should be members of the Society at the time of application. Research grant applications may be accompanied by applications for membership, full details of which can be found here. It is a condition of the award that successful candidates present a report on their research. This must be sent to the Secretary in electronic form, and should be between two and three sides of A4:
The Secretary of the Society
Dr. Sandy Wilkinson
School of History & Archives
University College Dublin
Belfield, Dublin 4
Tel: +353 1 716 8151
The Ralph Gibson Bursary Award winners:
2010: Alex Fairfax-Cholmeley, Queen Mary, University of London: 'Justice, the State and the Individual under the Terror in France, 1793-1794.' [thesis summary]
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