Research

These are the funding schemes currently available to UCL Institute of the Americas research students:

AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award Studentship
London Arts and Humanities (LAHP) AHRC Doctoral Training Programme
Economic and Social Research Council studentships (ESRC): UCL, Bloomsbury & East London Doctoral Training Partnership (UBEL DTP)
Graduate Research Scholarships (GRS)/Overseas Research Scholarships (ORS)


  • AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award Scholarship

The Institute of the Americas (University College London) and the British Library invite applications for the fully-funded AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award PhD studentship: Future Pasts: British-Caribbean Popular Culture and the Politics of History, 1948-1998.

This project explores the articulation of ‘reconstructed pasts and anticipated futures’ (Scott, 2004) by the British Caribbean community in post-World War II/post-Windrush Britain. Engaging with recent scholarship on the Black Atlantic, urban cultures, and ‘Black globality’, the project will analyse the cultural forms that evolved within the British Caribbean community in the last half of the twentieth century.

PhD studentship award

The AHRC studentship award pays for the student’s fees to study at University College London and also pays an annual Research Council maintenance grant. The AHRC stipend for 2017/18 is £14,553 plus £2,000 London Weighting (full-time, pro rata for part-time) plus an additional stipend payment of £550 for Collaborative Doctoral Students (TBC). Student Development Funding (equivalent to an additional six months of funding) is available to allow time for further training and skills development opportunities that are agreed as part of the PhD programme. Further details on AHRC studentships.

In addition to this remuneration from the AHRC, the student can claim up to £1,000 in research-related travel expenses directly from the British Library, during each year of the award.

The successful holder of the studentship will be supervised by Dr. Kate Quinn at the Institute of the Americas, UCL and Dr. Elizabeth Cooper at the British Library. As well as intellectual support from research communities at both supervising institutions, the student will have access to desk space in a shared office with other PGR students at the Institute of the Americas, and shared office space at the British Library. The student will also benefit from access to the extensive seminar and events programmes hosted by both institutions.

How to apply

The deadline for receipt of applications is 5pm, Friday, 14 April 2017 and shortlisted candidates will be invited promptly for interviews held on 24 April 2017. Applications and references by e-mail (to katherine.quinn@ucl.ac.uk) are strongly encouraged, but you may send materials by post to Dr. Kate Quinn, Institute of the Americas, UCL, Gower St, London W1E 6BT (to arrive before the advertised deadline).

Residency eligibility

Residency Criteria – applicants are required to meet the RCUK residence criteria as follows:

• British nationals normally resident in the UK and Islands are eligible to apply.

• Also eligible are non-British nationals who have settled status AND have been resident in the UK for 3 years immediately prior to the date of the start of the course.

• EU nationals who have been ordinarily resident in the UK and Islands for three years immediately prior to the date of start of the course are eligible.

• EEA and Swiss nationals (EEA migrant workers) should refer to the full RCUK guidelines to check eligibility and may be eligible for a fees only award.

Read more about the scheme's scope, details and conditions in full here (opens as a pdf document)



***The deadline for applications to this scheme has passed. As soon as dates for the next cycle are published they will be advised here***

UCL (alongside the School of Advanced Study and King's College London) is a participant in the London Arts and Humanities Partnership (LAHP). The LAHP scheme offers up to 80 research studentships per year across the participating institutions, and in a wide range of arts and humanities subjects. They are typically awarded to applicants with excellent academic track records and strong research proposals. Only UK and EU students are eligible to apply.

Deadlines and Application

The application process has two parts: (1) application to UCL; (2) application to the LAHP.

1. UCL Admissions Application: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate/research/application

The application deadline is 6 January 2017. In order to be considered for AHRC funding, applicants must tick the relevant box on the UCL application to indicate they wish to be put forward for this funding (alongside any other funds they are applying for). For information on the application process, click here:

http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate/

2. LAHP Application

Applicants must also apply online through the LAHP. Applications must be received by midnight on 29 January 2017.

For information on the funding scheme and how to apply click here: http://www.lahp.ac.uk/apply-for-a-studentship/



***The deadline for applications to this scheme has passed. As soon as dates for the next cycle are published they will be advised here***

This ESRC-funded scheme brings together five leading London academic institutions: University College London (UCL), the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), Birkbeck University, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the University of East London (UEL). This scheme is offering over 40 funded studentships across the participating institutions. Studentships comprise full-time fees (UK/EU) and maintenance.

Candidates can apply under various subject pathways. The UCL Institute of the Americas is represented in the Economic and Social History pathway, and can co-supervise projects in other relevant pathways such as Politics and International Relations.

Deadlines and Application

The application process has two parts: (1) application to UCL; (2) application to the UBEL-DTP.

1. UCL Admissions Application: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate/research/application

The application deadline is 6 January 2017. Applications must include full information on qualifications and residential eligibility. Applicants must also arrange for proposed supervisors to send a supporting note to the graduate tutor, Dr Kate Quinn: katherine.quinn@ucl.ac.uk

2. The pathway committee will inform those candidates who have been shortlisted by Friday 20 January 2017. Shortlisted candidates must then ensure they complete an application to the UBEL-DTP by 3 February 2017

For information on application procedures and deadlines, go to: https://ubel-dtp.ac.uk



  • Graduate Research Scholarships (GRS)/Overseas Research Scholarships (ORS)

***The deadline for applications to this scheme has passed. As soon as dates for the next cycle are published they will be advised here***

UCL Graduate Research Scholarships aim to attract high-quality students to undertake research at UCL. Up to 20 UCL Graduate Research Scholarships (GRS) are available annually to prospective and current UCL research students from any country. Applicants will be considered for a UCL GRS and overseas fee payers will also be considered for the UCL Overseas Research Scholarships (ORS).

Deadline: 6 January 2017 

Contact

For further information on applying for doctoral study at UCL Institute of the Americas, please contact the Postgraduate (Research) Tutor, Dr Kate Quinn, on katherine.quinn@ucl.ac.uk

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