Two three-year PhD Fellowships Available for 2013-14 entry: PIMIC Marie Curie Innovative Doctoral Programme


Power and Institutions in Medieval Islam and Christendom

An integrated training network in research and diffusion for comparative history

 Announcing 2 three-year Fellowships to undertake PhDs at St Andrews

 Two three-year Fellowships are available to undertake doctorates in the comparative history of power and institutions in the Middle Ages. Each Fellow will receive an annual living allowance of 38,000 Euros/year (base rate) and a mobility allowance of 700-1000 Euros/month (base rate). One PhD will be in the field of Writing and Memory in Institutions in Western Christendom and Byzantium; the other of Creation and Transmission of Law.

In accordance with the criteria set out by Marie Curie Innovative Doctoral Programme, the researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, study, etc) in the host country for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to taking up a fellowship. Also, in accordance with the criteria the researcher at the time of recruitment must not yet have been awarded the doctorate degree and must be in the first 4 years (full-time equivalent) of their research career.  Normally applicants will be completing or have recently completed a taught postgraduate degree in the field.

Each Fellow will be a participant in PIMIC, a project combining academic research on medieval institutions with training in the wider dissemination of research-based knowledge, based on a formal network established between universities and private sector companies and funded by the European Union.

For further details on making an application for the Fellowships and for a document on Frequent Asked Questions, please visit the web page of the project:

Note that applications must be made by 24 March 2013.

Fellowship applicants must also apply to St Andrews for admission to a PhD.

About standrewshistory
With over forty full time members of staff researching and teaching on European, American and Asian history from the dawn of the Middle Ages to the present day, the School of History at the University of St Andrews has one of the finest faculty and diverse teaching programmes of any School of History in the English speaking world. The School boasts expertise in Mediaeval and Modern History, from S cotland to Byzantium and the Americas to the Middle East and South Asia.Thematic interests include religious history, urban history, transnationalism, historiography and nationalism. The School of History prides itself on small group teaching and tutorials allowing for in depth study and supervision tailored to secure the best from each student. Cutting edge research combined with teaching excellence offer a dynamic and intellectually stimulating environment for the study of History.

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