The School of Humanities at Leeds intends to offer a Graduate Teaching Assistantship in Philosophy or History and Philosophy of Science for its full-time PhD programmes.

The scholarship is available from 26 September 2011 and consists in a payment of £8500 per annum for teaching and maintenance, along with full fee waiver for Home/EU students and partial fee waiver (equivalent to full Home/EU rate) for international students.

The Scholarship is available only to new PhD applicants, not to currently registered PhD students.

Scholarship recipients are expected to provide teaching and teaching support for Philosophy/HPS for up to six hours per week on average. Appropriate training is normally compulsory for all holders of these awards.

This award is tenable for one year in the first instance in the School of Humanities, and is renewable annually for your second and third years of study, subject to satisfactory academic progress and satisfactory performance in teaching, and on condition that you are successful in the ‘transfer’ process and are eligible for full PhD registration at the start of your second year of research.

The award must be taken up by no later than 26 September 2011 and registration must be completed by that date (the award cannot be deferred).


All scholarship applications should include an application form (available at, a 500 word PhD proposal, a copy of your degree transcripts, a sample of written work (not less than 3000 words in length) and a 500 word teaching statement which should address any past teaching experience as well as your teaching philosophy. Applicants should also arrange for three academic referees to submit references directly to the Department. Applications and references should be addressed to Ms Jenneke Stevens, Postgraduate Administrator, Department of Philosophy, University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT, UK. Email: [email protected]; tel: 0113 343 3263; fax: 0113 343 3265. Applicants who have already secured admission for the coming year need only notify Ms Stevens of their interest in the scholarship and provide the teaching statement.

The closing date for scholarship applications is Tuesday 9th August 2011. It is likely that interviews for the scholarship will take place during the week commencing August 22nd.

Eligibility for the scholarship is conditional on securing a place on the PhD in Philosophy or HPS at University of Leeds. See for further information about applications.

The Department operates a professional training and development scheme for postgraduates: as part of this scheme, successful applicants are often given the opportunity to undertake additional teaching, which is paid at an hourly rate. The Department also offers its PhD students financial support for conference attendance.

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We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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