Doctoral Scholarships EU

The Society for Applied Philosophy intends to offer one scholarship for doctoral work in applied philosophy in any university in an EU country (those  applying for award in UK should follow guidance here). The level of the award will be up to £10,000 per scholarship and will be held for one year.

Eligibility and criteria

Applicants must have successfully completed their first year of PhD, be working on their doctoral thesis (they must have completed any coursework component of their programme), and have applied for a competitive doctoral grant where eligible (either from their home country or in the country where they are undertaking their doctoral work).

Applicants must declare all other sources of funding they are receiving and whether they are awaiting a decision from a further source/s to support their doctoral research (fees and maintenance). The Society tends to give priority to candidates who are not already in receipt of other funds.

Applications will be assessed primarily on the basis of academic merit; however, the committee will also take account of whether applicants have already received, or are currently receiving, significant funding.

The closing date for 2019–20 applications is Monday 15 July 2019 — applications can be submitted from 1 May 2019. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that complete applications, including references, arrive by the deadline.

How to apply

Your application should consist of the following items

  • Curriculum vitae (no more than 2 sides of A4)
  • Outline of the proposed research (no more than 500 words)
  • Evidence of an application to a competitive national doctoral grant programme or a statement explaining lack of eligibility
  • Statement testifying that you have no other source of funding
  • Evidence that you have successfully completed the probationary research period/first year of an appropriate Ph.D. programme
  • A brief description of the doctoral programme you are enrolled in (specifying how many years it is for and what compulsory coursework, if any, the programme involves)

Together these items constitute one application. Please send four copies of your application to the postal address below. Each copy should be independently stapled in the above order.

S.A.P. Doctoral Scholarship EU
C/o Jon Cameron
LLMVC
Taylor Building
University of Aberdeen
Aberdeen, AB24 3UB
SCOTLAND, UK

References

Applicants should ask two academic referees to write directly to the address below providing supporting references (in total, four copies of each reference are required). A scanned copy of a signed reference letter will be accepted by email only where it is not possible for the referee to send via standard mail (e.g. if the referee is travelling and unable to access usual postal facilities) - in such an event, please contact the Society's administrator to discuss the arrangement.

Further notes

  • Applications can be made by students undertaking doctoral research in applied philosophy in any department within a EU university, regardless of their nationality, and writing their doctoral thesis in English.
  • Applicants are expected to have applied for any other sources of funding for which they are eligible. They should list the sources of funding that they have applied for in their application.
  • Applicants must have passed a probationary research student period/their doctoral research project assessment, as specified by the host institution.
  • In cases where applicants have funding from other sources the SAP grant may be reduced.
  • Successful applicants may apply for a second year of funding. Applications will be considered alongside all other applications made in that year.
  • Incomplete applications, including those with missing references, will not be considered.