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AHRC PhD studentship ‘Developing Literary Glasgow’

June 7th, 2013 by SCIPC | Posted in Blog | Comments Off on AHRC PhD studentship ‘Developing Literary Glasgow’
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FULLY-FUNDED AHRC PHD STUDENTSHIP: DEVELOPING LITERARY GLASGOW

Glasgow Life and The University of Stirling are pleased to invite applications for a three-year Studentship under the AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnership (CDP) Scheme, to commence 1 October 2013. The studentship is fully funded by the AHRC (UK/EU rate) and Glasgow Life will provide additional financial support to cover travel and related costs in carrying out research of up to £1,000 a year.

This studentship will be a collaboration between the Stirling Centre for International Publishing and Communication at the University of Stirling and Glasgow Life. The doctoral project will develop a strategy for a reading, writing and publishing city that builds on and develops the existing infrastructure, and showcases its literature for its citizens, and its visitors. The student would be expected to place knowledge exchange and research impact at the heart of the project, enabling Glasgow Life and Glasgow as a city to develop its literary expertise, profile, practice and impact.

The applicant should plan their research project in relation to the Glasgow Life’s existing infrastructure relating to literature and literature development (including Glasgow Libraries, the book festival Aye Write!, and its creative industries policies), as well as the city’s commercial and community-based environment, which is frequently supported by Glasgow Life/Glasgow City Council funding. Areas of research could include (but are not limited to):

  • the history and current profile of Glasgow as a city of writers
  • the history and current profile of Glasgow as a city of publishers
  • the role of literary events and book festivals (including but not limited to Aye Write!) in Glasgow’s literary environment
  • literature, literary heritage and tourism
  • books and literature within the creative industries and wider arts, cultural, and commercial environment of Glasgow
  • the relationship between public-funded, commercial and community-based literature-based organisations and environments
  • books and literature in relationship to schools (including via the Curriculum for Excellence) and libraries

The precise scope and emphases of the work will be shaped by the interests and initiative of the successful application in consultation with the supervisory team. This primarily comprises the academic supervisor, Professor Claire Squires (Professor of Publishing Studies and Director of the Stirling Centre for International Publishing and Communication, University of Stirling) and the Glasgow Life supervisor, Karen Cunningham (Head of Libraries and Cultural Venues, and Director of Aye Write!, Glasgow Life). The successful applicant will be expected to divide their time between Glasgow and Stirling.

Applicants must have gained a good undergraduate degree in an appropriate subject and a Master’s degree, or be about to complete an appropriate Masters level qualification – or have other professional experience relevant to the scope of the project.

Eligibility to Apply

In order to apply, you must fulfil both the academic and the residency criteria laid down by the AHRC.

Academic eligibility – you must:

  1. Have applied for and been offered a place to study at the University of Stirling (such an offer will be made to the successful applicant for this studentship);
  2. Hold a relevant postgraduate Masters degree, or be about to complete an appropriate Masters level qualification – or have other professional experience relevant to the scope of the project.

Residency eligibility – you must:

  1. Be a British national normally resident in the UK; or
  2. Be an EU national normally resident in the UK, the EU or Switzerland; or
  3. Have been resident in the UK or EU for the past three years for reasons other than education.

For full details (particularly regarding residency eligibility, which has many conditions and exceptions), please see the AHRC’s Student Funding Guide (pdf).

Further information on the studentship and on the application are available here: GlasgowLifeCDA_fps2 (pdf). Potential applicants are welcome to contact Professor Claire Squires (claire.squires@stir.ac.uk) informally with any questions they may have.

Deadline for applications: 4pm Wednesday 17 July.

Interviews will be held at Glasgow Life on Wednesday 14 August 2013.

 

Gaelic Publishing Scholarship

April 15th, 2013 by SCIPC | Posted in Blog | 1 Comment
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A new Gaelic publishing scholarship is launched by the Gaelic Books Council and the Stirling Centre for International Publishing and Communication at the University of Stirling.

The fully-funded scholarship is open to candidates with fluent written and spoken Scottish Gaelic, on Stirling’s industry-leading MLitt in Publishing Studies programme for the session 2013-14.

Rosemary Ward, Director of the Gaelic Books Council said: “The Gaelic Books Council is delighted to be working in collaboration with Stirling to offer this exciting Gaelic scholarship opportunity.

“The demand for Gaelic publications continues to increase as a result of the growing number of pupils attending Gaelic Medium Education and the ever increasing number of adult learners. Investment in this sector is essential if existing Gaelic publishers are to cope with growing demand.”

She added: “This scholarship will attract new talent into the sector and begin the process of increasing capacity and knowledge transfer.”

Professor Claire Squires, Director of the Stirling Centre for International Publishing and Communication said: “We’re very pleased to be working with the Gaelic Books Council to provide this opportunity for a Gaelic-language student on the MLitt in Publishing Studies at Stirling.

“The Stirling Centre for International Publishing and Communication has always been closely connected to the Scottish publishing industry, and many of our students have gone on to develop successful careers within it. On the programme, students develop hands-on skills and business acumen, and also an understanding for the wider cultural and social contexts of publishing.

She added, “We also strongly encourage our students to develop an entrepreneurial approach to publishing, and we envisage that this partnership with the Gaelic Books Council will have a positive impact on the development and sustainability of the Gaelic publishing scene.”

The successful student will study at the University’s Stirling campus and the Gaelic Books Council will secure appropriate placements with Gaelic publisher(s). Additionally, the Gaelic Books Council will act as adviser for the student’s Publishing Project and Dissertation which is required to have a Gaelic focus.

The deadline for applications for the Gaelic scholarship is Friday 31 May 2013. Further details are available here: Gaelic Books Council scholarship further details (pdf).

Merit Scholarships to study publishing at Stirling

February 16th, 2013 by SCIPC | Posted in Blog | Comments Off on Merit Scholarships to study publishing at Stirling
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The University of Stirling is offering Merit Scholarships of £2000 to Home/EU students who have graduated with a first-class honours degree for postgraduate study in 2013-14.

Full details of the scheme are available here. To apply for a place on the MLitt in Publishing Studies at the Stirling Centre for International Publishing and Communication, please apply for a place on the programme.

Details of other scholarships for Home/EU students are available here (AHRC) and for students from developing C0mmonwealth countries here (Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme).

 

Commonwealth Shared Scholarships for study at Stirling

February 16th, 2013 by SCIPC | Posted in Blog | Comments Off on Commonwealth Shared Scholarships for study at Stirling
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The University of Stirling is inviting applications from students for the Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme.

The University is offering three scholarships, and Publishing is one of the areas in which applications are being accepted. If you are from a Commonwealth country and wish to be considered for a scholarship to study for the MLitt in Publishing Studies at the Stirling Centre for International Publishing and Communication, please apply for a place on the programme and indicate in your personal statement that you wish to be considered for a scholarship.

The deadline for initial applications is 30 March 2013. For further details of the scheme and eligibility, please see the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission website.

AHRC Studentship Grant – Perspectives of a Current Holder

January 13th, 2013 by Joanne Marjoribanks | Posted in Blog | 1 Comment
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If you’re planning on studying in the Stirling Centre for International Publishing and COmmunication in 2013-14 and are a Home or EU student, you may be eligible for an AHRC studentship. Joanne Marjoribanks, a current studentship holder, writes about her award:

The award of the AHRC studentship grant has been of enormous benefit to me as I have progressed with the MLitt Publishing Studies course.

I have often thought of scholarships as being very competitive with complex and demanding application requirements, therefore I was initially reluctant to apply. However, after further consideration I decided to pursue it. Thankfully, the application process was not as complicated as I thought it would be, and both my course director Claire Squires and Sheilah Greig in the Graduate Office were very helpful. I was absolutely delighted when I found out that I had been selected to receive grant funding. Considering that I almost didn’t apply and that I wasn’t at all confident in my chances, I was even more grateful that I had been chosen. It just goes to show that you should try for things even if you don’t think you’ll be successful.

I was very pleasantly surprised at the level of funding which has been allocated to me. It has paid my tuition fees in full, which, without the grant I would have had to drain my personal savings account to pay for. Being able to retain my savings is obviously a great advantage for my future, especially in this economic climate. Payment of my tuition fees alone would have been a huge help; however, the addition of a quarterly stipend is proving to be an even greater benefit to my studies.

Throughout my academic career, I have found that I work best when I have peace and quiet in my own space. The grant money is enabling me to rent a very comfortable flat by myself in Bridge of Allan, which has provided me with a productive environment for my studies. Furthermore, the grant funding has meant that it is not necessary for me to have a part-time job to pay for my living costs. This has obviously been very beneficial, as I have more time to focus on my studies. The extra time also allows me to get involved in other activities related to publishing, such as attending events run by the Society of Young Publishers, which serve to enhance my experience of the publishing industry while at university.

The grant continues to be a great help to me in pursuing the completion of my degree, and I’m sure it will be a great asset to my CV as well. I would strongly encourage anyone who is eligible to apply for it. You never know, you might have a better chance than you think

AHRC studentships available for Studying Publishing 2013-14

January 11th, 2013 by SCIPC | Posted in Blog | 1 Comment
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If you’re thinking of studying on our industry-leading MLitt in Publishing Studies with us in 2013-14, as a Home or EU student you may be eligible for a prestigious AHRC Professional Preparation Masters studentship.

Details of the scheme are available via the Universities of Stirling and Strathclyde AHRC Block Grant Partnership website.

The deadline for receipt of applications is Friday 22 March 2013, by which time you must also have made a full application for a place on the programme.

Read the perspective of a current AHRC studentship holder here.

AHRC PhD opportunity in association with the Saltire Society

June 12th, 2012 by SCIPC | Posted in Blog | Comments Off on AHRC PhD opportunity in association with the Saltire Society
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The University of Stirling is pleased to invite applications for a three-year Collaborative Doctoral Studentship, fully funded by the AHRC (UK/EU rate) with an additional contribution from The Saltire Society, plus associated expenses, to commence on 1 October 2012 or as soon thereafter as can be arranged.

This studentship will be a collaboration between the Stirling Centre for International Publishing and Communication and The Saltire Society, a charitable organisation in Scotland. The project will focus on the Society’s book awards, which were established in the 1930s, and which were systematically awarded since 1982, as part of the Society’s overall mission ‘to foster and enrich the cultural heritage of Scotland’. Winners have included Alasdair Gray, Edwin Morgan, William McIlvanney, Norman MacCaig, Muriel Spark, Sorley MacLean, Iain Crichton Smith, George Mackay Brown, Liz Lochhead, Janice Galloway, John Burnside, A L Kennedy, James Kelman, Jackie Kay, Ali Smith and James Robertson; in addition to historians, literary critics, and biographers of Scotland, Scottish subjects and figures. The precise scope and emphases of the work will be shaped by the interests and initiative of the successful application in consultation with their academic supervisor, Professor Claire Squires. The successful applicant will spend some of their time based at The Saltire Society’s offices in Edinburgh, working alongside Saltire Society staff on the current Book Awards, liaising closely with Jim Tough and Sarah Mason (Executive Director and Programmes Manager of the Saltire Society respectively) and Professor Ian Campbell (Chair of the Book Awards judges).

Applicants must have a good first degree in an appropriate subject and a Master’s degree relevant to research into contemporary (late 20th/21st century) literature and publishing. A demonstrable interest in literary prizes and modern Scottish writing would be especially welcome, as would an interest in and aptitude for publishing and literary administration.

Eligibility to Apply

In order to apply, you must fulfil both the academic and the residency criteria laid down by the AHRC.

Academic eligibility – you must:

1. Have applied for and been offered a place to study at the University of Stirling (such an offer will be made to the successful applicant for this studentship);

2. Hold a relevant postgraduate Masters degree.

Residency eligibility – you must:

1. Be a British national normally resident in the UK; or

2. Be an EU national normally resident in the UK, the EU or Switzerland; or

3. Have been resident in the UK or EU for the past three years for reasons other than education.

For full details (particularly regarding residency eligibility, which has many conditions and exceptions), please see the AHRC’s Guide to Student Funding:

Further information on the studentship and on the application procedure is available as a pdf here: AHRC_SaltireSociety_CDA_fps. Potential applicants are welcome to contact Professor Claire Squires (claire.squires [@] stir.ac.uk or +44 (0)1786 467505) with any questions they may have.

Deadline for applications: 12 noon on Wednesday 11 July 2012.

Interviews will be held at The Saltire Society, 9 Fountain Close, 22 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1TF during the week beginning 6 August 2012.

AHRC studentships available for 2012-13

February 7th, 2012 by Claire_Squires | Posted in Blog | Comments Off on AHRC studentships available for 2012-13
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Thinking of studying with us for one of our Masters in Publishing degrees in 2012-13?

If so, you may also be able to apply for a prestigious Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) studentship from our Block Grant Partnership. This year, we are able to offer two full studentships (ie fees and a maintenance grant) in our subject area. Please note that you must be a Home or EU student to be eligible. (Details of other funding possibilities are available here).

The deadline for studentship applications is 30 March 2012, by which time you must also have applied for a place on our one of our programmes. For more details see the Arts and Humanities Consortium website. If you are interested in more details about our courses, please use the details on our Contact page.

Saltire Scholarships for International Students

May 26th, 2011 by Claire_Squires | Posted in Blog | Comments Off on Saltire Scholarships for International Students
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If you’re from Canada, China, India or the USA, and are thinking of joining us on the MLitt in Publishing Studies or MSc in International Publishing Management at the Stirling Centre for International Publishing and Communication in September 2011, you are eligible to apply for a Saltire Scholarship of £2000.

Please see the University’s information about this scholarship scheme. The deadline for applications is 17 June 2011.

For details of scholarships for Home/EU students, see our recent News item on AHRC scholarships.

AHRC studentships available

May 16th, 2011 by Claire_Squires | Posted in Blog | Comments Off on AHRC studentships available
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If you’re thinking of joining us to study in the Stirling Centre for International Publishing and Communication, we’re pleased to announce that Publishing is included in the Arts and Humanities Consortium of the University of Stirling and the University of Strathclyde.

We have fully funded AHRC studentships available for study in 2011-12, including for the MLitt in Publishing Studies, MSc in International Publishing Management, and MRes in Publishing Studies.

For more details on the awards, see the Consortium website: http://www.artsandhumanitiesconsortium.org.uk/Studentships.aspx

The deadline is Friday 10 June 2011, and please note that you must have made a full application for a place on the course by that date.

We’ll have similar awards for entry in 2012 and 2013, so if you’re not ready to join us yet, do check back next year!

For details of Saltire Scholarships for students from Canada, China, India and the USA, please see this News item.