Three Years of Tuition fees paid, plus a bursary of £2,000 per year.
The Journalism and Media division at the University of Huddersfield has been awarded a university grant of £85,500 over the next three years to fund an oral history of rugby league in West Yorkshire.
The project will involve collecting the memories of players, fans, officials and administrators.
This follows on from a similar project on village cricket in Calderdale and Kirklees.
A book, pamphlet, exhibition, international conference and website will be part of the outcome of the project's work.
The University is seeking to appoint a PhD student to work on the project in conjunction with the newly-appointed Project Manager.
The project will pay all tuition fees appertaining to the PhD over a period of three years as well as offering a bursary of £2,000 per year.
The PhD should be focused on some aspect of oral history and rugby league.
Applicants should submit an outline of their planned PhD.
A good first degree or postgraduate qualification in some aspect of history, sport, social science or media is essential along with an interest in and knowledge of rugby league.
The post will be based in the Media division of the School of Humanities, Music and Media at the University.
Applicants would be expected to participate in other aspects of the project's work, including help with the website, interviewing, transcribing and editing, etc. Short listed applicants will be interviewed.
Informal enquiries may be made to Stephen Kelly on 01484 478412 (s.f.kelly [at] hud.ac.uk) or Dr Peter Davies (p.j.davies [at] hud.ac.uk) on 01484 472405
The project is looking to make an appointment as soon as possible.
Application forms may be obtained from the Research Office, University of Huddersfield, Queensgate, Huddersfield HD1 3DH.
Tel: 01484 472845.
Follow the links below for more details and application contacts.