Various funding possibilities are available for post-graduate study in the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography. These pages provide information on travel grants and studentships administered by the department.
The Cultural Worlds of African Palm Oil: trade, consumption and museum collecting in Britain and Nigeria, 1850-1900
Following the award of an AHRC collaborative doctoral studentship to Professor David Zeitlyn (ISCA) and Dr Heloise Finch-Boyer (National Maritime Museum) for ‘The Cultural Worlds of African Palm Oil: trade, consumption and museum collecting in Britain and Nigeria, 1850-1900', a 3-year fully funded AHRC studentship in the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography, Oxford, in conjunction with Wolfson College, will be available to the best-qualified candidate. The successful candidate will be expected to carry out research for a doctorate in anthropology, supervised by Professor David Zeitlyn and Dr Heloise Finch-Boyer. The student will undertake Research at the National Maritime Museum and other London museums and archives, as well as fieldwork possibly in Koko, southwest Nigeria. Candidates should be able to demonstrate an interest in the study of British maritime history or African material culture and a commitment to ethnographic fieldwork in Africa. They should have a good Master’s degree and/or first degree in Anthropology, Museum Studies or African Studies.
African Heritage in Brazil: DPhil Studentship in Anthropology in association with St Antony's College
Applications are invited for a three-year studentship funded by HERA (Humanities European Research Area) through the AHRC, to work towards a Doctorate in Anthropology at the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography of the University of Oxford under the supervision of Dr Ramon Sarró, on the anthropology of heritage and memory in Brazil (looking specifically at the Central African origins of some elements of Brazilian popular culture). The successful candidate will be affiliated with St Antony's College and will undertake fieldwork in Brazil.
Three ESRC studentships will be allocated to the Migration Studies pathway each year until 2016. These will be either for 1+3 (MSc in Migration Studies or MSc in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies + DPhil) or for +3 (directly for a DPhil in a migration-related topic). It will be necessary to apply separately to the university, for which please apply here, and for the ESRC grant. The application period for the 2013-2014 academic year is now closed. Details will be added here for the 2014-2015 academic year when available.