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Awards available: 1

Funding Details: Fees (currently £3,900 p/a) and maintenance at RCUK Level (currently £13,950

Length of Award: 3 years (PhD)

Eligibility: Only Home (UK and EU) students are eligible to apply for this award.

Further Details:

The Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies at the University of Warwick is
delighted to offer a scholarship for PhD study to applicants from the UK and EU for entry in
2012/13. The award will cover a maximum of three years’ tuition fees at the home/EU rate and
maintenance at the RCUK level (currently £13,950 per annum). The scholarship funds PhD
research in the area of early modern women’s writing (1500-1700). Applicants should ensure
that their proposed PhD project falls within this broad area.

The scholarship is generously funded by royalties from the Perdita Project led by Professor
Elizabeth Clarke. The Perdita Project is a collaborative project which has produced an online
guide to over 500 manuscript compilations in collections around the world, providing an invaluable
research tool for historians and literary scholars. It has purchased a microfilm collection of
manuscripts compiled by women in the British Isles during the sixteenth and seventeenth
centuries and consisting of poetry, religious writing, autobiographical material, cookery and
medical recipes, and accounts. The catalogue also offers bibliographical information and detailed
descriptions of contents as well as research on the manuscripts and their compilers. For further
information on the Perdita Project, visit

For information about funding and eligibility, please visit the University of Warwick Graduate
School pages:

For informal enquiries about applications and research proposals, please contact Professor
Elizabeth Clarke

Application Details: Apply directly through PG Admissions at:

Please include with your application a covering letter explaining why your project is appropriate for
this scholarship.

Deadline: 26/07/2012

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