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Sir Bernard Crick Fellowships 2009/2010 Awarded

Edinburgh Politics & IR are delighted to congratulate the recipients of our annual Sir Bernard Crick Fellowships

The fellowships were created to reward and assist outstanding applicants to our PhD programme. Sir Bernard, who died last winter, had been an Honorary Fellow in Politics at Edinburgh since moving to Scotland in 1984. He contributed tirelessly to the study and practice of politics for more than fifty years, helping countless numbers of students along the way.

In 2009-10, the Sir Bernard Crick Fellows will be Dan Kenealy, and Charlotte Rommerskirchen. Dan will be continuing his research on the history of European integration.  Charlotte started a PhD with us in September 2009, on fiscal policy coordination in EMU, following her successful completion of Edinburgh's taught postgraduate degree in International and European politics in 2008-9.

Both fellows, along with one of last year's fellows, Ekaterina Braginskaia, contributed to a tribute event held to honour Sir Bernard Crick organized by Politics & IR this spring.  Charlotte contributed an appraisal of Sir Bernard’s 'Orwell: A Life', and Dan presented on Sir Bernard's class text, 'In Defence of Politics'.  Ekaterina produced a moving video tribute to Sir Bernard, which may be viewed at:  

All future applicants to our PhD programme will be considered for Sir Bernard Crick fellowships. For more information, contact our Postgraduate Convenor, Prof Cecile Fabre:
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