In addition to the awards detailed above (“Award Competitions by Nomination” and “ESRC Migration Pathway”) the following awards are advertised here when available:
St Anne’s Ioma Evans-Pritchard Scholarship in the Social Anthropology of Africa
The School of Anthropology & Museum Ethnography invites applications for the St Anne’s Ioma Evans-Pritchard Scholarship in the Social Anthropology of Africa, to support a student beginning doctoral (DPhil) research on the social anthropology of Africa within the School in October 2018.
The award is funded jointly by St Anne’s College and the School of Anthropology & Museum Ethnography, and has a value of £32,000 per annum for a maximum of three years (two years in the case of someone transferring from an MPhil degree within the School), renewable each year subject to satisfactory progress reports from the student’s supervisor.
There is no application form; interested parties should apply for a DPhil place via the University’s normal Graduate Admissions process. All applicants applying through this process, and who are accepted to undertake doctoral research in the social anthropology of Africa starting in October 2018, will be considered for this award. The criteria for selection for the award will be academic merit as judged on the basis of the applicant’s research proposal, references and prior academic record, and acceptance for research supervision by an appropriate supervisor. The competition is open to applicants of all citizenship categories. Applicants who are in receipt of a full scholarship from another source will not be eligible to be awarded this scholarship.
The successful candidate’s research will be supervised by a specialist in the Anthropology of Africa associated with the School of Anthropology & Museum Ethnography, according to their proposed research. Their College Advisor will be the Evans-Pritchard Junior Research Fellow in St Anne’s College and/or the Associate Professor in African Studies. The successful applicant will be required to switch their college association to St Anne's (if another college has already offered them a place) to enable them to take up this Scholarship.
The successful applicant will be informed before the end of March 2018. Applicants who have not been informed by then should assume that they have not been selected for this award (though this does not bear on the likelihood of their being awarded a different award within the School, University, or a college).
Informal enquiries may be made to email@example.com (Director of Graduate Studies) or firstname.lastname@example.org (Academic Coordinator of the School).
Oxford–Calleva Graduate Scholarships
Applications are invited for two fully-funded Oxford–Calleva Graduate Scholarships, supported by the University of Oxford and the Calleva Research Centre at Magdalen College, Oxford. The successful applicants will be part of an interdisciplinary team working on a 4-year project funded by the Calleva Research Centre at Magdalen College, to begin in October 2018.
The project will bring together two research groups based at the University of Oxford, working on a range of topics relating to human social behaviour, including cultural evolution, the evolution of cooperation, and the social psychology of inter-group contact. The project’s Principal Investigator, Laura Fortunato, is Associate Professor of Evolutionary Anthropology, a Fellow of Magdalen College, and an External Professor at the Santa Fe Institute. The Co-Principal Investigator, Miles Hewstone, is Professor of Social Psychology, a Fellow of New College, and Director of the Oxford Centre for the Study of Inter-Group Conflict.
The project aims to investigate the network structure and dynamics of intra- and inter-group interactions in humans, with a focus on cooperation and competition. The scholarships provide scope to pursue research in a variety of topics linked to cooperation, inter-group relations, cultural transmission (in both adults and children), and social networks (both real-world and online), including opportunities to conduct fieldwork in Italy.
The two fully-funded doctoral scholarships will begin in October 2018. One scholarship (DPhil Anthropology) will be based at the Institute of Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology, the other (DPhil Experimental Psychology) will be based in the Department of Experimental Psychology.
Applications are due on 2018-01-19 for the DPhil Anthropology and on 2018-01-08 for the DPhil Experimental Psychology. Potential applicants who meet the eligibility criteria are invited to submit an informal expression of interest well ahead of the official closing dates, and ideally before 2017-12-15, via email to Laura Fortunato. Further information about the awards, the project, and the application procedure is available at:
Kyung Hee Scholarship in Medical Anthropology
The Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, located within the School of Anthropology & Museum Ethnography, University of Oxford, offers one scholarship for a student to study for the two-year MPhil degree in Medical Anthropology at the University, to commence in October 2019. On successful completion of the MPhil degree, the applicant may be granted further funding to continue to the DPhil programme. The maximum duration of the scholarship shall be five years, i.e. two years of funding for the MPhil and three years of funding for the DPhil.
Applicants should apply for a university place through the standard admissions procedures, the forms for which can be downloaded here. They are encouraged to apply by the admissions deadline at 12 noon, Friday 16 November 2018. The scholarship is open to candidates wishing to undertake research on any theme of medical anthropology that is taught at the Institute but it is restricted to graduates of the Cheong Kung Center for History and Culture of Korean Medicine at the Korean Medicine College of Kyung Hee University, South Korea. In their personal statement applicants should indicate clearly that they are applying for this studentship by heading the statement ‘Kyung Hee Studentship in Medical Anthropology’. Decisions regarding the award of the scholarship will be made by a specially convened committee of the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology.
Any questions concerning this scholarship may be addressed to Professor Elisabeth Hsu, elisabeth.hsu[@]anthro.ox.ac.uk
Philip Bagby Studentship
Funds from this bequest support one studentship, normally for two years (with a possible third year), for ‘the comparative study of the development of urban literate culture’. For PRS/DPhil or potentially second-year MPhil study. Full details are advertised when an award is available.
Alan Coltart Scholarship
Offered by Exeter College for up to three years of funding for students conducting research in anthropology at Oxford. Full details are advertised when an award is available.
Graduate Studentship in Anthropology in association with the Rausing Scholarship, Linacre College
Offered with matching funding from the School. Full details are advertised when an award is available.
Alun Hughes Graduate Scholarship in association with Jesus College
Up to four years for doctoral (not MPhil) research into the languages and/or cultures of Polynesia or Micronesia, including the relationship and interaction of such cultures and languages with those of Melanesia Full details are advertised when an award is available.