Funding Opportunities

Applications are invited for the following Masters awards for 2014-15.

Please note that, for all awards, you must have already applied for and accepted an offer of a place on one of the relevant programmes.

All awards are open to applicants for any of our MA programmes (campus-based and by distance) who meet the relevant residence criteria.

Scholarship Details Deadline
Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) North West Doctoral training Centre 1+3 studentships Studentships, covering tuition and maintenance for one year MA followed by 3 years PhD; for UK/EU applicants only 3 February 2014
Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) North West Doctoral Training Centre 1+3 studentships Studentships, covering tuition and maintenance (UK/EU applicants) or fees only (overseas applicants) or one year MA followed by 3 years PhD 21 February 2014
1x Departmental MA fees-only scholarships Tuition fee covered at UK/EU rate; open to EU/UK. 21 March 2014
2x Faculty Scholarships, overseas (Fees-only) Awards will normally be made in the form of a fee waiver. 21 March 2014
2x Faculty scholarships 1+3 home/ EU This covers fees for a one year MA followed by 3 years PhD; open to UK/EU applicants only 21 March 2014
1x Geoffrey Leech Scholarship Tuition fee covered at UK/EU rate; open to EU/UK applicants. 21 March 2014
The Peel Trust Studentship Studentship open to Home, International, current students and applicants. Award up to an individual maximum of £2,500 9 May 2014

Scholarship Details

Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) 1+3

Lancaster University forms part of the ESRC's North West Doctoral Training Centre (NWDTC). Studentships, covering tuition, maintenance and training, are available for those wishing to study in areas covered by the ESRC at Lancaster, Liverpool or Manchester. Some studentships are reserved for students seeking joint supervision across two or more partner institutions.

To apply: For further details and application procedure see ESRC details (PDF). Please note that the deadline for applications is 3 February 2014 and that applications need to be submitted directly to the North West Doctoral Training Centre at nwdtc@hotmail.co.uk.

Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 1+3

Lancaster University forms part of the AHRC's North West Doctoral Training Centre (NWDTC). A small number of studentships, covering tuition fees and  maintenance (UK/EU applicants) or fees only (overseas applicants), are available for those wishing to study in areas covered by the AHRC at the seven member institutions, including Lancaster. Applicants need to have an offer for a place on an MA programme as well as a first-class undergraduate degree.

To apply: For further details and application procedure see http://www.nwcdtp.ac.uk/howtoapply/. Please note that the deadline for applications is 21 February 2014 and that applications need to be submitted to Michaela Scott at michaela.scott@lancaster.ac.uk.

Departmental / Faculty MA Scholarships (fees only)

This scholarship, which comes in the form of a fee waiver, is for students wishing to study for a Masters degree. Recipients will need to meet their general living expenses themselves. The full terms and conditions are available here.

Award criteria: The scholarships will be awarded on a competitive basis. Candidates for a scholarship will be ranked based on the following criteria:

  1. Academic ability (as evidenced by academic record and references)
  2. Suitability for the programme applied for
  3. Commitment to scholarship in the relevant field(s)
  4. Potential for contribution to scholarship and society more generally

Please note that the Departmental scholarship is available to UK/EU applicants only, overseas applicants are eligible for the Faculty scholarships.

Faculty 1+3 Scholarships (fees only)

These scholarships are 1+3 fees-only bursaries for students wishing to study for a Masters degree followed by a PhD. Recipients will need to meet their general living expenses themselves. The full terms and conditions are available here.

Award criteria: The scholarships will be awarded on a competitive basis. Candidates for a scholarship will be ranked based on the following criteria:

  1. Academic ability (as evidenced by academic record and references)
  2. Suitability for the programme applied for
  3. Commitment to scholarship in the relevant field(s)
  4. Potential for contribution to scholarship and society more generally

Geoffrey Leech Scholarship (fees only)

The Geoffrey Leech Scholarship is only open to UK/EU applicants. The value of the award will be equivalent to the UK/EU tuition fees.

This scholarship for MA study was set up by the Department of Linguistics and English Language at Lancaster to mark the retirement of Professor Geoffrey Leech. Geoff Leech is one of our most eminent and long-serving colleagues, and internationally renowned for his pioneering work in modern English grammar, stylistics, pragmatics and corpus linguistics. As co-author of the Comprehensive Grammar of the English Language and the Longman Grammar of Spoken and Written English, he is one of the foremost authorities on the English language. The scholarships are for study on any of the MA programmes on any of our MA programmes, both campus-based and by distance.

Award criteria: The scholarships will be awarded on a competitive basis. Candidates for a scholarship will be ranked based on the following criteria:

  1. Academic ability (as evidenced by academic record and references)
  2. Suitability for the programme applied for
  3. Commitment to scholarship in the relevant field(s)
  4. Potential for contribution to scholarship and society more generally
  5. Financial need. Please include enough detail about your financial situation to allow the Department to assess your need. All applications will be treated confidentially.

The Peel Trust Studentship

The Peel Studentship Trust was established in 1964, by donations from the Dowager Countess Eleanor Peel Trust. The awards are available for the support of students for first or higher degrees, in any subject. The period of the award is one academic year, although students can apply each year. The value of the award is determined by the Trustees in each case, up to an individual maximum of £2500.

For details and application details see the website: http://www.lusi.lancs.ac.uk/funding/Detail.aspx?AwardID=42

 

How to Apply (except AHRC/ESRC 1+3 studentships)

Please note that, for all awards, you must have already applied for and accepted an offer of a place on one of the relevant programmes.

To apply please complete the Application Form (MS Word). Completed applications should be sent, by post or e-mail, to:

Mrs Marjorie Wood 
Postgraduate Secretary 
Linguistics and English Language 
Lancaster University 
Lancaster 
LA1 4YL United Kingdom
Tel: (+44) 01524 593028 
E-mail:  m.f.wood@lancaster.ac.uk

 

 

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