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Scholarship in honour of late author Niki Marangou

A new scholarship for postgraduate research in memory of award winning Cypriot author and artist Niki Marangou at renowned King’s College London was announced on Tuesday.

It will be for £5,000 per year, payable to the student in two instalments annually. The student’s progress will be reviewed twice a year, and the support will not be renewed if progress is judged unsatisfactory.

The award at the department of Classics at the college is tenable for up to three years, starting in January 2017. It has been made possible thanks to donor Constantis Candounas in memory of the Cypriot poet, novelist and painter who died in 2013.

It is a condition of the award that the successful applicant, within a maximum of 18 months from first registration, and after consultation with the supervisor, will submit a 5,000 word essay on some aspect of the work of Niki Marangou. The essay must be suitable for publication on the Niki Marangou website or elsewhere with the agreement of the donor.

According to the 2015-16 QS international world rankings, King’s College London is one of the top 20 universities in the world. A research-led university based in the heart of London, King’s has more than 26,500 students of whom more than 10,000 are graduate students.

Applicants must first apply to the MPhil/ PhD programme in Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies, Department of Classics, http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/research-courses/byzantine-and-modern-greek-studies-research-mphil-phd.aspx and be holding an offer (unconditional or conditional) of a place by the closing date of May 20, 2016.

To apply for the studentship, they should then send an email to Professor Rod Beaton [email protected] stating their wish to be considered and the reasons why they should be accepted.

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