Newcastle Visiting Postgraduate Fellowships in Geography, Politics and Sociology (GPS)

The School of Geography, Politics and Sociology welcomes applications for Visiting Postgraduate Fellowships from postgraduate students registered for PhD programmes in related fields in international academic institutions.

The School is offering bursaries for fees for visiting students, for up to three months of registration, plus in-kind support through the provision of a desk, access to computing services, the library and supervisory support, as appropriate.

It is expected that Visiting Postgraduate Fellows will be working on a PhD project in an area of research closely related to the interests of staff and will use their time in Newcastle to carry out fieldwork, to make contact with Newcastle and other UK academics and to access library and other information resources at Newcastle.

Visiting Postgraduate Fellows would be encouraged to participate fully in the School’s vibrant research culture, attending seminars and workshops, engaging in the activities of relevant research clusters and integrating fully with the School’s large and active postgraduate community.

Students who have stayed with us have found the visit a very rewarding experience, both in terms of furthering their doctoral research, but also in terms of spending time with our academics and fellow postgraduate research students in a stimulating and enjoyable working environment.

Visiting Postgraduate Fellows would be able to access the same facilities and supervision on offer to other occasional postgraduate students.

As with other occasional students, Visiting Postgraduate Fellows must meet our standard entry requirements. This means all applicants must hold at least an upper-second-class Honours degree and/or a Master’s degree in a relevant subject. Applicants whose first language is not English would require IELTS 6.5, TOEFL 575 (paper-based) or 233 (computer-based), or equivalent.

If you wish to apply then please complete the appropriate Visiting Postgraduate Fellowship form.

Please note: These Fellowships do not cover the cost of travel, subsistence or accommodation.

Applications will be considered by the School’s Postgraduate Research Directors’ Committee at three points in the year with deadlines on 1st February, 1st July and 1st October. Decisions will be made within 4 weeks of the deadline and successful applicants may take up their fellowships at any time within the following twelve months.