PhD studentship starting Jan 2018 [updated]

A fully funded PhD studentship at Queen’s Belfast is available starting 1 January 2018 on “Chinese Customs Houses and Sino-Western Encounter in the Unequal Treaty Era”.
Deadline: Friday 11 August 2017 (amended 18 July).

Entrance to the old offices, Tengyue (Tengchong), 1909.

This studentship is within SPaRK, the Queen’s doctoral training programme funded by the EU Marie Skłodowska Curie scheme. All tuition fees will be paid (including for non-EU students) and students will receive a stipend of £25,576.45 per annum and access to a generous training programme. More information.

Applicants must:
– satisfy the Marie Skłodowska Curie mobility rule, which usually means they must have resided outside the UK for at least two out of the last three years
– be in the first four years (full-time equivalent) of their research careers
– not yet have been awarded a doctoral degree.
More on eligibility.

Applicants should submit (all by 11 August 2017):
1) a Queen’s PhD application following the additional SPaRK instructions – see Step 1
2) a 3-minute video (sent to – see Step 2
3) an email introducing themselves and describing their interest in the project, along with a sample of recent academic work in English, directly to Emma Reisz (

Questions? About:
The project: email Dr Emma Reisz, Lead Project Supervisor
Remuneration: contact Ms Aveen Lavery, EC Research Finance Manager
Eligibility: contact Richard Walker, Research and Enterprise Directorate

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