17 de marzo de 2016

Wellcome Trust-funded Master's at CHSTM, Manchester

The Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine at the University of Manchester in the UK (CHSTM) seeks a candidate for the 2016 Wellcome Trust’s Master’s Award scheme, offering fees and living allowance for one year of taught Master’s study in the history of medicine or medical humanities.
The University of Manchester can propose one candidate per year to the Wellcome Trust, which considers applications from various institutions and has the final say in whether funding will be awarded. CHSTM has a strong track record of successful applications to the Master’s scheme. Full details of Trust’s policy on selection and entry requirements are provided at
CHSTM will run an internal selection process to choose a candidate to put forward, and we now invite expressions of interest. Applicants may apply to support either of the following study pathways:
·         MSc History of Science, Technology and Medicine           
·         MSc Medical Humanities
Applicants must be strongly committed to developing a research career, and must have (or be predicted) at least a very high Upper Second-class degree at undergraduate level or international equivalent.
Applications from international students are welcome. In addition to a living allowance, the scheme covers full fees for all UK and European Union students, or full overseas fees for students from a list of eligible countries maintained by the Welcome Trust. Applicants from other countries outside the EU are eligible to apply, but would need to make a significant fees contribution to make up the difference between the UK/EU and overseas fee rates.
To express interest or discuss the possibility of an application, please contact the Director of CHSTM, Dr Ian Burney (ian.burney@manchester.ac.uk).
To apply for the studentship, please send a preliminary application to Dr Burney by Monday 11 April 2016, consisting of:
·         a case for support of up to 750 words. You should explain briefly your relevant experience to date, the source of your interest in the field, and your priorities for future research. If you have already developed a more concrete research proposal in consultation with CHSTM staff, please describe it here.
·         a current CV, 1 to 2 pages in length
·         certificates and transcripts of performance from all academic degrees taken to date (if you are final-year undergraduate, please provide the most complete transcript possible)
·         two references from people who have knowledge of your academic ability

The successful application will be chosen by a committee of CHSTM staff, who will appoint an academic sponsor to work with the candidate to develop the proposal for the Wellcome Trust. You will need to be available to work on completing the proposal to a deadline in April, in order to meet the Trust’s final deadline of Tuesday 3 May.