Full PhD Scholarship for Nigerian Scholars

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PhD Scholarship for Nigerian Scholars

Applications are invited for fully funded PhD Scholarship for Nigerian scholars in a project named “The Benin Bronzes: Globalizing the colonial looting of art”.

The scholarship is awarded to work both in Nigeria and with our research team in Hamburg/Germany on a research project covering the looting, collecting and exhibition of the well-known bronze sculptures from Benin.

Eligibility Criteria:

The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:

  • University is looking particularly for a historian who is willing to undertake research for a Ph.D. in history, working on the occupation of Benin City by British forces in 1897 and the looting of the city. As well as the ways in which the artifacts were distributed amongst the colonial forces and removed from the colony and brought to Europe.

English Language Requirements: Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.

Method of Application:

An application including a CV, a provisional proposal (5 pages max) with preliminary ideas about the individual research project, a sample of prior writing and two letters of reference. (including the names and addresses -incl. email- of the referees). And a short statement explaining the motivation for this particular research project should be sent to the office of Prof. Dr. Jürgen Zimmerer: marianne.weis-elsner-at-uni-hamburg.de.

Scholarship Application Deadline: Scholarship is open until filled.

For more info, visit Scholarship Link

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