Funded PhD: Military Service, Philanthropy and Security in Modern Britain
Dr David Churchill and Dr Jessica Meyer, social historians with expertise in private security and military welfare, are seeing a PhD student to supervise for a project on the Corps of Commissionaires in Britain. The project, entitled “Military Service, Philanthropy and Security in Modern Britain: The History of the Corps of Commissionaires”, is based at the University of Leeds. The successful applicant will be expected to research transformatinos in military service, shifts in state and societal attitudes towards social welfare, and shifts in the paradigm of civil security in British society.
There is the possibility of funding for this PhD, through the WRoCAH Collaborative Doctoral Awards fund research for 3 years full-time/5 years part-time. The awards comprise UK/EU fees at Research Council rates and, for eligible students, a maintenance grant (£15,009 in 2019/20). Please see the WRoCAH website for residency requirements and further information. Awards must be taken up in October 2020 and no deferrals are possible.
The call for stage 1 applications closes on Wednesday 4th December 2019, while the deadline for stage two applications is Wednesday 29 January 2020.
You can learn more and apply for this project here. Or, for more information about this project, please contact: Dr David Churchill – email@example.com, or
Diz Sollesse – firstname.lastname@example.org.