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November 21, 2013

CFA: New funding for PhD students in Russian & East European Languages and Cultures at Cambridge University

Deadlines: January 10 and March 3, 2014 (see details for each deadline)

The Department of Slavonic Studies at Cambridge University is pleased to announce its partnership in a new Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Russian, Slavonic and East European Languages and Culture. Funded by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and coordinated by the Centre for East European Language-Based Area Studies (CEELBAS), the new CDT will provide studentships for selected candidates who have been offered places on PhD courses in Russian, Slavonic and East European languages and culture at one of the four universities in the CDT consortium: UCL, Cambridge, Manchester and Oxford. For details on eligibility and application information, please consult the CDT homepage:


The new studentships are open only to applicants who are 'ordinarily resident' in the United Kingdom or European Union. Overseas students from outside the EU who wish to pursue doctoral study at Cambridge may apply for funding from the Gates Cambridge Trust. Information on the Gates Cambridge scholarships is available here:


Candidates for these studentships should note that their application for admission must be received in Cambridge by 10 January 2014. A separate application for the studentship must be received by CEELBAS not later than 4 pm on 3 March 2014.

The Department of Slavonic Studies at Cambridge has particular expertise in the fields of medieval studies; Russian and Soviet film studies; nineteenth and twentieth-century Russian literature and culture; and Ukrainian literature and culture. Information about the research areas of core staff can be obtained here:


Although formal application for a PhD must be made through the University's Board of Graduate Studies, students are initially encouraged to contact the individual member of staff with whom they might particularly wish to work, to discuss the feasibility of their proposed research topic. General questions about the course may be addressed to the department’s liaison for graduate studies, Dr Susan Larsen at cam.ac.uk.

General information about graduate study in Modern Languages (including Russian, Slavonic and East European) at Cambridge is available here:


Posted by jmkirsch at November 21, 2013 03:08 PM