SAGE Research Hive Scholarships 2021-22
Posted on behalf of: The Library
Last updated: Friday, 14 May 2021
The Library’s Research Hive is a space dedicated for use by the research community at Sussex, open exclusively to doctoral researchers and academic staff.
The Library, in partnership with the Doctoral School and SAGE Publications, is offering three SAGE Research Hive Scholarships to support the Research Hive and the needs of the research community at Sussex. Each scholarship attracts a fixed bursary of £3,575 for an 11-month duration: from the start of September 2021 to the end of July 2022.
The scholarship holders will be required to contribute on average 25 hours per month for the duration of the scholarship period. These hours will be flexible and dependent on any planned activities and events. Some of this time will be spent on site in the Hive at times to be agreed, but the Scholars will also be expected to manage their own time exploring the needs of fellow doctoral researchers and developing initiatives to support them. For previous Scholars this has included activities such as running Tea and Talk sessions, peer-led panel discussions, and a creative Collage Your PhD event.
The Scholars will need to work together effectively and flexibly as a self-managing team, including regular contact by email/other social media and monthly face-to-face meetings.
These scholarships will provide an ideal opportunity for doctoral researchers to develop professional skills in a number of areas, including organising events; marketing; communication; and project management. The scholarship holders will be able to improve and expand their professional research networks, and to gain valuable insight and knowledge of issues affecting researchers at all stages of their careers. There will also be an opportunity to find out more about academic publishing and develop links with SAGE.
How to apply
The scholarships are open to Sussex doctoral researchers who are currently registered and intend to stay registered until summer 2022. This opportunity is open to researchers already holding another scholarship, but it is the responsibility of the applicant to confirm that their existing scholarship would permit them to apply.
Applications should take the form of a statement clearly outlining how you meet the criteria listed in the person specification, together with a short CV, and should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 20 June and interviews will be held on Thursday 15 and Friday 16 July, online. Please specify in your application if you are unable to make one of these dates.
Although the scholarship will not begin until September 2021, the successful candidates will ideally be able to meet informally during the summer.
For an informal discussion about the scholarships, please contact Bethany Logan, Academic Services Librarian (Research & Scholarship) B.C.Logan@sussex.ac.uk or Lisa McLaren, Academic Services Manager L.Mclaren@sussex.ac.uk