PhD Funded Studentship - Emanuel Mendes da Costa (1717-1791): Multicultural and Multinational Networks in Georgian London

University of Lincoln - Lincoln School of History and Heritage
Qualification type:     PhD
Location:       Lincoln
Funding for:    UK Students, EU Students
Funding amount: Tuition fees plus stipend of £14,296 per annum
Hours:  Full Time
Placed on:      19th February 2016
Closes: 1st April 2016
Reference:      CoA/AHRC/1601

The University of Lincoln, in partnership with the Royal Society and the Science Museum, is seeking to appoint a suitably qualified UK/EU candidate for a full-time Collaborative Doctoral Award. The award is funded by the UK AHRC to conduct research on the lives and letters of Emanuel Mendes da Costa (1717-91).

The 3.5 year studentship, beginning 1 October 2016, will be based in the first year at the Royal Society, and in the second and third years at the University of Lincoln. It offers a unique opportunity for the award-holder to undertake original research leading to a PhD. The student will also be part of the Royal Society Library and Science Museum’s lively research environment where they will receive public engagement, archival and curatorial training.


Stipend/Living allowance: £14,296 per annum plus £550 additional stipend payment for Collaborative Doctoral Students. Plus support from The Royal Society of up to £3000 during the duration of the studentship for approved travel and expenses.

Start date 1st October 2016.
Duration: 42 months.

Dr Anna Marie Roos:<>
Eligibility criteria:

  *   Be a resident of the UK or European Economic Area (EEA).
  *   A First Class or high Upper Second BA Hons degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline, such as History, History of Science, Cultural Studies, Art History, or Judaic Studies.
  *   A completed masters-level qualification, or be expecting to complete this before you start your PhD study.
  *   Research experience in at least one of the following areas: cultural history (in particular, the history of visual or material culture), the history of early modern science, Judaic Studies, early modern British history.
  *   Preference may be given to applicants with expertise in written Spanish and/or Portuguese, early modern paleography, or the history of biological sciences.

To apply: Candidates should submit an expression of interest letter to Lynn Johnson at<>, attaching a supporting statement (a maximum of 3 A4 pages), outlining their academic qualifications, relevant research experience and expertise (including language skills), and motivation to pursue this Collaborative Doctoral Award. Candidates must also arrange for two academic references to be submitted to Lynn Johnson at the University of Lincoln by 4th April 2016. References may be submitted by email to<>. Please quote Reference: CoA/AHRC/1601 on all correspondence.