2018 NCRCL Scholarships

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We are pleased to announce that the current round of applications for our annual scholarships in children’s literature is open.

 

 

 

TECHNE AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership 2018

We invite applications from outstanding candidates for our TECHNE AHRC doctoral studentships. Studentships are awarded in departments across the university, but the NCRCL will consider applications for projects related to children’s literature or creative writing for children. Projects drawing on our archival holdings – such as the Richmal Crompton archive – will be especially welcome. For more information and details of how to apply, please see our Graduate School pages:

https://www.roehampton.ac.uk/graduate-school/techne-ahrc-studentships/

There will be an Open Evening for interested applicants on Tuesday 7 Nov 2017 from 5.30 p.m. at Grove House on our Froebel campus – please register here and contact Prof. Peter Jaeger for details P.Jaeger@roehampton.ac.uk

 

Postgraduate Research Studentships – Jacqueline Wilson Scholarship 2018

In addition to TECHNE studentships, we will award our annual Jacqueline Wilson Scholarship to a candidate of the highest calibre. Applicants for TECHNE awards will be considered automatically for the Jacqueline Wilson Scholarship, so please apply for a TECHNE studentship in the first instance. Candidates who do not secure TECHNE funding will be eligible to compete for the Jacqueline Wilson Scholarship – you do not need to apply separately (please note that although TECHNE funding can be secured by students who have already started their doctoral studies, the Jacqueline Wilson Scholarship is only open to new applicants).

This studentship will be awarded to an emerging scholar working in the field of children’s literature or creative writing for children. The Jacqueline Wilson Scholar will be based in the award-winning NCRCL with access to the Children’s Literature Collection and archives, and will join a lively community of researchers, writers and students. This fully funded scholarship will cover home/EU fees of £4,195 for Home/EU students and maintenance of £16,553 p.a. for 3 years full-time subject to satisfactory progress. (NB – these figures are correct for 2017-18 and are yet to be confirmed for 2018-19).

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Fully Funded PhD – Jacqueline Wilson Scholarship 2016

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Department of English and Creative Writing

Postgraduate research studentships – Jacqueline Wilson Scholarship

The University of Roehampton is pleased to make its annual Jacqueline Wilson Scholarship open to a general call for research topics in the field of children’s literature. This will be awarded to a postgraduate PhD student working in the field of children’s literature or creative writing for children. The Jacqueline Wilson Scholar will be based in the award-winning National Centre for Research in Children’s Literature (NCRCL) with access to the Children’s Literature Collection and archives, and will join a lively community of researchers, writers and students. This fully funded scholarship will cover home/EU fees of £4,121 for Home/EU students and maintenance of £16,296 p.a. in 2016/17 for 3 years full-time subject to satisfactory progress.

The scholarship is open to new students only and preference may be given to proposals that build on the research interests of the NCRCL. These include, but are not limited to: philosophy; theory; historical fiction; landscape; domestic spaces; memory; reading. Applicants are encouraged to identify potential supervisors as part of their application.

The Department of English and Creative Writing with over 600 students and 33 academic staff, has a growing international reputation for its research and teaching excellence. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), 80% of all our research publications were ranked as “world leading” or “internationally excellent” for their impact. The successful candidate will become part of an active and growing community of postgraduate scholars in a vibrant research culture, established external collaborations with London institutions and a very good track record of student success.

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The Department is looking for candidates of the highest quality, capable of submitting a Ph.D. thesis within 3 years. Applicants should have completed an MA degree in a relevant subject, such as children’s literature, reading or memory, prior to the start of the studentship. Applicants should also be able to demonstrate strong research capabilities and fluency in spoken and written English that meets the university’s entrance criteria for doctoral study.

The University of Roehampton is set on a beautiful, traditional campus in south-west London. The University provides its students with exceptional facilities, high quality teaching and a close-knit, collegiate experience. It has a diverse student body and a cosmopolitan outlook, with students from over 130 countries.

Deadline for applications: 30th June 2016

Interviews will be held on 7th July 2016

For further information or for informal discussion please contact Professor David Rudd: d.rudd@roehampton.ac.uk

Application packs can be found here: http://www.roehampton.ac.uk/Courses/Graduate-School/Application-Packs/

To apply, please complete a PhD Application Form and email your application, along with transcripts and letters of reference, to PGresearch@roehampton.ac.uk. Please mention in your covering email that you are applying for the Jacqueline Wilson Scholarship.

Please visit http://www.roehampton.ac.uk/Courses/Graduate-School to find out more about postgraduate research at Roehampton. For all non-academic queries relating to the studentships, please contact Graduate School Admissions on 020 8392 3715, email PGresearch@roehampton.ac.uk.

Reminder: Jacqueline Wilson Scholarship 2015

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The deadline for applications for the Jacqueline Wilson Scholarship is approaching!

The University of Roehampton is pleased to make its annual Jacqueline Wilson Scholarship open to a general call for research topics in the field of children’s literature. This will be awarded to a postgraduate PhD student working in the field of children’s literature or creative writing for children. The Jacqueline Wilson Scholar will be based in the award-winning National Centre for Research in Children’s Literature (NCRCL) with access to the Children’s Literature Collection and archives, and will join a lively community of researchers, writers and students. This fully funded scholarship will cover home/EU fees of £4052 for Home/EU students and maintenance of £16,057 p.a. in 2015/16 for 3 years full-time subject to satisfactory progress.

The scholarship is open to new students only and preference may be given to proposals that build on the research interests of the NCRCL. These include, but are not limited to: philosophy; theory; historical fiction; landscape; domestic spaces; memory; reading. Applicants are encouraged to identify potential supervisors as part of their application.

The deadline for application is Friday 3rd July 2015, and interviews will be held on Wednesday 8th July. For further information or for informal discussion please contact Professor David Rudd: d.rudd@roehampton.ac.uk

Application packs can be found here. To apply, please complete a PhD Application Form and email your application, along with transcripts and letters of reference, to pgrscholarships@roehampton.ac.uk. Please mention in your covering email that you are applying for the Jacqueline Wilson Scholarship.

NCRCL PhD Day 2015

From Sinead Moriarty and Anne Malewski, organisers and PhD students with NCRCL: You are warmly invited to the annual PhD day of the NCRCL on Wednesday 17th June 2015. Find out about our centre and current doctoral research & meet staff and students. There will also be an exhibition & a children’s literature bake-off!

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Drawing by Anne Malewski, MPhil/PhD student, NCRCL

Illustration by Anne Malewski

10:00 – 10:15 Introduction 

10:15 – 11:15 Session 1 

Anne Malewski “Which Way Is Up: Representations of Growth in This Is England

Kay Waddilove “‘A matter of extra-ordinary interest and importance’: revisiting the 1950s career novel series for girls.”

11:15 – 11:45 Tea Break & Exhibition 

11:50 – 12:50 Session 2 

Sinead Moriarty “Polar Peter: J.M. Barrie and the influence of children’s literature on Robert Scott’s Antarctic adventures”

Nick Campbell “Spirits of Place: A New Perspective on William Mayne” 

12:50 – 14:00 Lunch at The Hive 

14:00 – 15:00 Session 3 

Sarah Pyke “Spinning stories, crafting selves and reading against the grain: LGBTQ adults recall their childhood reading”

Erica Gillingham “Lesbian Young Adult Romance Novels”

15:00 – 15:40 Session 4

Simon Machin “‘Once upon a time, many year ago’ …”

Judy Bainbridge “‘Seven Years Gone’: reflections on completing the PhD.”

15:40 – 16:00 Concluding Remarks & Bake-off Prize 

General Call – Jacqueline Wilson Scholarship, NCRCL

University of RoehamptonDepartment of English and Creative Writing

Postgraduate research studentships – Jacqueline Wilson Scholarship

The University of Roehampton is pleased to make its annual Jacqueline Wilson Scholarship open to a general call for research topics in the field of children’s literature. This will be awarded to a postgraduate PhD student working in the field of children’s literature or creative writing for children. The Jacqueline Wilson Scholar will be based in the award-winning National Centre for Research in Children’s Literature (NCRCL) with access to the Children’s Literature Collection and archives, and will join a lively community of researchers, writers and students. This fully funded scholarship will cover home/EU fees of £4052 for Home/EU students and maintenance of £16,057 p.a. in 2015/16 for 3 years full-time subject to satisfactory progress.

The scholarship is open to new students only and preference may be given to proposals that build on the research interests of the NCRCL. These include, but are not limited to: philosophy; theory; historical fiction; landscape; domestic spaces; memory; reading. Applicants are encouraged to identify potential supervisors as part of their application.

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Jacqueline Wilson Scholarship

We are delighted  to announce the annual Jacqueline Wilson Scholarship for research into children’s literature. This will be awarded to a postgraduate PhD student working in the field of children’s literature or creative writing for children.

The Jacqueline Wilson Scholar will be based in the award-winning National Centre for Research in Children’s Literature (NCRCL) with access to the Children’s Literature Collection and archives, and will join a lively community of researchers, writers and students. This fully funded scholarship will cover home/EU fees of £3,966 for Home/EU students and maintenance of 15,863 p.a in 2014/15 for 3 years full-time subject to satisfactory progress.

The scholarship is open to new students only and preference may be given to proposals that build on the research interests of the NCRCL. These include, but are not limited to: philosophy; historical fiction; landscape; domestic spaces; memory; reading. Applicants are encouraged to identify potential supervisors as part of their application.

The Department of English and Creative Writing  is looking for candidates of the highest quality, capable of submitting a Ph.D. thesis within 3 years. Applicants should have completed an MA degree in a relevant subject, such as children’s literature, reading or memory, prior to the start of the studentship. Applicants should also be able to demonstrate strong research capabilities and fluency in spoken and written English that meets the university’s entrance criteria for doctoral study.

Deadline for applications: Friday 4 July 2014. Interviews will be held by the end of July 2014

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For further information or for informal discussion please contact Dr Lisa Sainsbury:L.Sainsbury@roehampton.ac.uk

Application packs can be found here: http://www.roehampton.ac.uk/Courses/Graduate-School/Application-Packs/

Please visit www.roehampton.ac.uk/courses/graduate-school to find out more about postgraduate research at Roehampton. If you have any non-academic queries relating to the studentships, please contact the Graduate School on 020 8392 3619, email graduateschool@roehampton.ac.uk or alternatively admissions on 0208 392 3638