The Centre for Medical Humanities (CMH) would be delighted to hear from students who are interested in applying for a prestigious Wellcome Trust Doctoral Award in Medical History or Humanities. The competition is now open with the deadline for preliminary proposals on 16 January 2013. As competition is very strong, applicants stand the best chance of success if they have obtained or are predicted first class honours in their first degree. Projects can be based in any humanities discipline but must be interdisciplinary in nature and be grounded, at least in part, on historical information or sources.
CMH is interested in supervising projects in a range of disciplinary areas but with a primary focus on philosophy, English literature and health geography. Staff in CMH are currently engaged in interdisciplinary research involving all these disciplines in the fields of critical neuroscience, public health, arts in health and philosophical considerations of wonder and beauty in relation to human flourishing. More details about our current projects and activities can be found on our website as well as on this blog.
If you are interested in applying please send a short outline (maximum of one page) of your suggested project no later than 16th November to Professor Jane Macnaughton, Co-Director of the CMH, who will be able to direct you to the appropriate member of the CMH academic team for support in developing your plans.