One River Project MPhil Scholarship funded by the Leverhulme Trust
Applications are invited for the above scholarship in the Division of Archaeology, University of Cambridge. Applicants must hold a degree in Archaeology from a recognised University at the time of application [a North American BA in Anthropology generally is considered equivalent]. Expertise in GIS analysis, hydrological modelling and/or in South American archaeology are highly desirable. The successful applicant will carry out a one year, fully-funded Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Archaeological Research in the Division of Archaeology, University of Cambridge, to bring together various lines of archaeological survey data using the Arc-GIS platform to meet the various objectives of the One River Project: Changes in ancient land and water-use along the Río Ica, south-central Andes.
The One River Project aims to track the flux in rich cultural florescence and collapse through the past along the course of a single river — the Río Ica — from the southern Andes to its arid coast. It combines archaeological survey with geoarchaeological and archaeobotanical data to explain how settlement along the drainage has shifted throughout prehistory in response to changes in climate, water and land use and cycles of human-induced landscape degradation and recovery.
The successful candidate will receive a bursary to cover University of Cambridge Fees, and receive a maintenance grant of £14,000 for the year.
Due to funding restrictions applicants must meet all entrance requirements for the MPhil in Archaeology including holding at least a 2.i honours degree from a UK university or equivalent and must be able to provide proof that they meet English language requirements for this course. A full list of entrance requirements can be found on the University of Cambridge Graduate Admissions website www.admin.cam.ac.uk/students/gradadmissions/prospec/studying/entryreq/
Applications are sought by the indicated closing date to start the MPhil course by October 2013. Interviews for the scholarship will be held at the Division of Archaeology on Friday 20 September 2013.
For further information please contact the Graduate Administrator: Ben Davenport 01223 333520
Application can be made by submission of a comprehensive CV with details of two academic referees and a one page covering letter explaining your interest in the project sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please use the reference code JD31522 in all correspondence regarding this scholarship.
The closing date for applications is 17:00 [UK Time] on Monday 16 September 2013