2 x SAGE Research Hive Scholarships 2011-12

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The University Library and Doctoral School are jointly offering two scholarships to support the development of the Library’s dedicated researcher area, the Sussex Research Hive. This dedicated space for research students and staff has been supported by a gift from academic and professional publisher SAGE. The SAGE Research Hive Scholarships will run from October 2011 to the end of July 2012, and attract a bursary of £3000 with no tax or National Insurance liabilities.

Researchers in the Research HiveYou will be expected to contribute on average 6 hours per week for the duration of the scholarship to support the development of the new area through a range of activities. This is an exciting opportunity to develop skills in a number of areas, including marketing and promotion, presentation, peer mentoring and event organisation, as well to expand professional networks and to gain valuable insight into issues affecting researchers at all stages of their careers.

The scholarships are open to currently-registered Sussex doctoral researchers who have completed at least one year of their doctoral degree. Full details are available in the Job and Person Specification: SAGE Hive Scholars 2011-12. Applications should take the form of a CV and supporting statement outlining how the candidate meets the selection criteria, and be sent to library.researchliaison@sussex.ac.uk.

The closing date for applications is Friday 9th September, and interviews will be held on Wednesday 21st September.  For an informal discussion about the scholarships, please contact Jane Harvell, Head of Academic Services (j.harvell@sussex.ac.uk) or Helen Webb, Research Liaison Supervisor (h.webb@sussex.ac.uk).

For more history on the Research Hive, the 2010-11 Scholars, and activities related to the Hive, take a look at our previous posts:

Sussex Research Hive opens today
Meet the Sussex Research Hive Scholars
Sussex Research Hive Seminars
How to get published
Thesis writing: Sharing experiences, challenges and top tips
Associate Tutoring – Discussion Group: 15 June
Sussex Research Hive survey (win Amazon vouchers!) & Writing open forum

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