Applications are invited for a PhD scholarship at Queen’s University Belfast from international students on Mediation of Indian Religious Literature in English. Funding includes full fees and maintenance.

As trading interests yielded to colonial imperatives from the mid-18 Century onwards in British India, the vast body of literature associated with the multiplicity of Indian religions was seen to provide a key insight into the varied social structures, beliefs and practices of the subcontinent.

Who can apply

The project is interdisciplinary in nature and applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates with a master’s degree in any relevant subject area of the Humanities, especially, though not exclusively, literary, historical or religious studies. Literary competence in one or more Indian languages, especially classical languages, would be an advantage, though this is not an essential.

Applications should be made online through the university’s online application portal and should be accompanied by a sample of written work (max. 3000 words) and a statement (max. 1500 words) explaining the candidate’s interest and suitability for the project.

Web address:,427328,en.pdf

Further information at:

Deadline for applications: March 7 , 5 p.m. Direct your enquiries to Dr Daniel S. Roberts, Reader, School of English, QUB.