UCL Anthropology


ETHNO-ISS PhD Studentship

26 November 2019

Fully funded PhD Studentship as part of the 5 year ERC funded research project: ETHNO-ISS: An ethnography of an extraterrestrial society: the international space station

Ethno-ISS project

This is a fully funded PhD studentship based in the department to study religious life and the International Space Station in Moscow, Russia. The candidate must have a background in anthropology focusing on the anthropology of Russian Orthodoxy and Russian studies and have native fluency in the Russian language. The PhD studentship examines one site of several in a multi-sited ethnography of the International Space Station. The student will be part of a larger team of post doctoral researchers including the PI based in California, Texas, England, Germany, Russia and Japan. The PhD studentship will commence September 2020 and last 4 years. The candidate will be jointly supervised by Prof. Victor Buchli and Dr. Timothy Carroll. Please contact the project PI Prof. Victor Buchli for further particulars.

How to Apply

Please send your portfolio to Professor Victor Buchli at v.buchli@ucl.ac.uk

Your portfolio should include:

  • Writing sample from Master’s or Undergraduate Dissertation (or similar)
  • CV (no length limit)
  • Research proposal(2 pages maximum) including provisional title, aims, background, methodology and how the proposal fits with the strength of UCL’s Anthropology department
  • Personal statement (2 pages maximum) please include details of why you meet the critieria, how your qualifications and experience have prepared you to do a PhD and the reasons for your interest in the scholarship
  • Names of two academic references

Deadline: Friday 6 December 2019