Applications are invited for this 3-year PhD studentship in the History of Medicine, to be held in the School of Historical Studies at Newcastle University. The studentship will cover tuition fees at home/EU rate for three years and a stipend of £17,442 – £18,314 – £19,230. It is funded by the Northern Centre for the History of Medicine and will be available as of September 2008.

The successful applicant will work on a research project in the History of Medicine under the supervision of scholars with established international reputations in the field (see ). He/she will join the postgraduate community based at the School of Historical Studies at Newcastle University, which includes the subject areas of Classics, History and Archaeology (see ). He/she will further benefit from the graduate activities developed within the Northern Centre for the History of Medicine, a partnership between the Universities of Newcastle and Durham supported by the Wellcome Trust (see or ).

Eligibility: Applications for this studentship are invited from highly motivated candidates holding, or being about to complete, a Masters degree (or equivalent) with a (likely) degree result of at least Merit (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline. Overseas applicants with equivalent qualifications are also strongly encouraged to apply.

Application procedure: In order to be considered for this competition, applicants must first have secured a place in one of the School’s PhD programmes (History, Classics or Archaeology) by completing and submitting the University’s online application form (see ). Once this is the case, applicants are asked to send: i) a full CV; ii) a personal statement and letter of application outlining reasons for wanting to pursue doctoral study in the history of medicine at Newcastle and highlighting specific research interests (max 600 words), and iii) references from two academic referees. Applications should be sent to the Postgraduate Secretary, Ms Sandra Fletcher, School of Historical Studies, University of Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU, to arrive no later than 14 April 2008.

For specific inquiries about the studentship and about the PhD programme please contact:

Prof. Philip van der Eijk School of Historical Studies & Northern Centre for the History of Medicine, Newcastle University Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU Tel. (+)44.191.2228262 Fax: (+)44.191.2228262 / 6484 email: [email protected]

For information about postgraduate study in the School of Historical see or contact the School’s Postgraduate Secretary, Mrs Sandra Fletcher, at <[email protected]>, tel. (+)44.191.2227966. For general information about postgraduate study at Newcastle see