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Research-Teaching Studentship

University of London,School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)


This studentship is available from September 1999 for three years. The holder will undertake a Ph.D. in an aspect of either African or Asian history, and provide teaching assistance for undergraduate courses in the Department for three hours per week, between September and May.

The History Department at SOAS has an international reputation in its fields, achieving the top rate of 5* in the official UK Research Assessment Exercise in 1996. It organizes weekly research seminars in each of its five sub-regions: Africa, the Near and Middle East, South Asia, South East Asia, and East Asia. The School's Library is a national resource for African and Asian studies, while the School's position in central London provides easy access to the capital's libraries and archives, including the India Office Library and the Public Records Office.


The value of the studentship, per annum, is 5,400 sterling plus 1,000 sterling for teaching, together with remission of home/EU fees. Applicants should note that, because of the teaching obligations of the studentship, overseas research in pursuit of the Ph.D. would need to be concentrated in the months from May to September in each of the years of the award, and their research proposal should be framed accordingly. The studentship contains no financial provision for overseas research, although the holder will be eligible to apply for funding to the Central Research Fund of the University of London and to the School for an Overseas Research Award.


May 12, 1999

Application and for more information

Application forms can be obtained from Professor Ian Brown: Or see the web-page:

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