Karen Sykes, Chris Gregory and Fiona Magowan welcome proposals to an ESRC-funded research project Domestic Moral Economy: An Ethnographic Study of Value in the Asia-Pacific Region. Details of the project can be found at:



UK Students: A 3 year award consisting of a payment for full-time tuition fees to the University of Manchester at the Home/EU rate (£3,466) plus a maintenance bursary of £13,290 and £750 per annum as Research Training Grant Support. Fieldwork costs will be covered for 12 full months of overseas research.

EU Citizens: A 3 year award consisting of a payment of full-time tuition fees only (£3,466) and £750 per annum a Research Training Support. Fieldwork costs will be covered for 12 full months of overseas research.

NB: EU Citizens who have been/ are currently resident in the UK may be eligible for the Full Studentship with Stipend, if they satisfy the ESRC Eligibility requirements



Details of eligibility for ESRC research grant-linked studentships can be found at the ESRC webpage.

Qualifications: Applicants should have gained or be expecting to gain a relevant M.A. degree (with Merit) from a recognised UK University (or International equivalent). Research training in Anthropology is desired.


Application Procedures

Prospective applicants should email a CV with the names of two Academic Referees, along with a Research Proposal in the form of an Application Letter of not more than two pages to by the end of 9 August 2010.


Advice to the Applicant

We are happy to consider proposals for ethnographic study in any research site within the Asia Pacific region, most broadly defined. Each appointment will be made on the basis of the academic merit of the application and the linkage of the two-page research proposal to the framework of our research project. The successful candidates will be required to undergo the standard application procedure to the ESRC, as a matter of formality.


Application Letter:

As part of the application, each person should outline answers to three questions in a two-page letter.

1. Why do you think your education and training prepares you for the project studentship?

2. Describe your research plans within the scope of the research project.

3. How does this studentship help you to meet longer term career plans?


Questions can be directed to Karen Sykes, Department of Social Anthropology, and University of Manchester.

Phone:  0161 275 3999 (Postgraduate Administrator, Social Anthropology)


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