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Thu, 16 Oct 2014 16:02:56 +0000
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Anyone interested in a PhD on community/alternative/activist/social  
media or related topics in Cardiff? Research facilities here include,  
among others, a 'Centre for Community Journalism' and a 'Research  
Group Digital Media and Society'.


The School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies at Cardiff  
University (JOMEC) has one scholarship available for one exceptional  
international PhD student to undertake PhD studies in any area of  
Journalism, Media and/or Cultural Studies.  (NB: this competition is  
not open to UK or EU students, only international applicants). The  
amount of the scholarship is:

1. Coverage of full international fees (currently £13,500 p.a.) for  
three years;
2. An annual stipend (£10,860 p.a.) for three years.

In addition, all PhD students in JOMEC are able to apply for paid  
teaching work on our BA and MA degrees, as well as other paid work  
that becomes available.

The deadline for this scholarship competition is Friday 7th November  
2014. To meet this deadline you need to make sure you have submitted a  
full formal application to the University for PhD study no later than  
7th November. Instructions on how to do this are here:


If you plan to apply, you should alert the two people who you want to  
write your references. We will need their references by this date too.  
Also, you should provide scans of your degree and other certificates,  
plus, of course, a full research proposal. All of these must be  
submitted by 7th November.

A panel will assess scholarship applications in the 2nd half of  
November, and we will inform the successful applicant by the very end  
of November. The successful applicant must be ready to start their PhD  
studies in January 2015. We cannot defer the award, so if the  
applicant cannot start at this time, they will lose the award.

To be eligible for the award, the University must agree that you  
fulfil the entrance requirements for the PhD programme. Therefore,  
your application will be assessed within JOMEC and passed on to the  
University Registry. If the University does not agree to offer you a  
place, you cannot be considered further for the scholarship. However,  
if you are offered a place on the PhD programme but are subsequently  
unsuccessful in the scholarship competition, you can still take up  
your place if you find alternative means to pay the fees and support  

If you hope to be successful in your application, you should make sure  
that your proposal is something we are likely to be able to supervise  
here. Ideally, you could suggest a supervisor from JOMEC. Feel free to  
contact individual lecturers and professors within JOMEC: they will  
all be happy to discuss and advise you on your proposed project. In  
addition, you can contact the director of the PhD programme, Dr Paul  
Bowman ([log in to unmask])