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Funding for PhD research


AHRC AWARDS

To be eligible to apply for an AHRC award you must be ordinarily resident in the UK or European Union.

The AHRC Doctoral Awards Scheme
Doctoral awards provide support for up to three years of full-time study, or up to five years of part-time study, to enable students to pursue and complete a programme of doctoral research and gain a doctoral degree.
The AHRC expects full-time award holders to submit their doctoral thesis within four years of the start of their award. Part-time students should submit their thesis within seven years.

To be eligible to apply for an award under the Doctoral Awards Scheme, you should normally have gained a first degree from a recognised HEI and it is normally expected of you to have, or be studying for, a Master’s degree or similar postgraduate qualification. A full award covers both the cost of tuition fees, up to the Research Council maximum, and a maintenance grant.

Arrangements for 2016-17

London Arts & Humanities Partnership

The AHRC-funded London Arts & Humanities Partnership (LAHP) brings together three leading UK research organisations: King’s College London (King’s), the School of Advanced Study (SAS) and University College London (UCL).

The LAHP AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership will fund up to 80 research studentships per year across the Arts and Humanities in the three partner institutions. Under the scheme it is possible for research students to have their two supervisors in different LAHP institutions.

Applicants: please look at the LAHP website for details. You may also subscribe to the LAHP Twitter account for news updates here

How to Apply

For applicants in

  • Greek and Latin literature, language, ancient philosophy, reception
  • Ancient History (the Greco-Roman world)

1) You should be in the process of applying for doctoral research at your chosen institution and have established your supervisor(s) before applying to LAHP for funding. It is important to contact potential supervisors as early as possible.

2) The application system for LAHP funding will open at the beginning of December 2016 and close at the end of January 2017. Applications are made via the LAHP website.

3) Applicants for LAPH funding must submit their PhD application to UCL Admissions by the middle of January 2017 at the latest.

Applications will only be considered if the applicant has been in contact with the Department in the normal way to discuss the research proposal and potential supervisors. This is part of the PhD admission process, and you need to allow enough time for this prior to submitting your application. Last-minute applications that have not been discussed will not be considered for funding. 

4) Applicants in Greek and Latin literature, language, ancient philosophy, reception: please contact the Department of Greek and Latin to discuss your research proposal.

5) Applicants in Ancient History: please contact the Department of History to discuss your research proposal.

The LAHP will contact successful applicants at the end of March 2017.


UCL –GRADUATE SCHOOL AWARDS

1) Research Scholarships and Awards for graduate students

The UCL Graduate School offers scholarships to UK/EU students and for  oversees students. Up to 15 UCL Graduate School Research Scholarships (GSRS) are available annually to prospective and current UCL MPhil/PhD and EngD students from any country.

a) You must have submitted an application to UCL for full-or part-time MPhil/PhD research before you can apply.

b) The scholarships consist of fees equivalent to the standard postgraduate UK/EU rate plus a maintenance stipend of £15,590 per annum for full-time study. (Benefits are pro-rated for part-time students.) Scholarships are tenable during years 1, 2 and 3 of the MPhil/PhD programme, subject to annual review and renewal.

c) Deadline: Wednesday 6 January 2016. Please send applications to Ms Mary Moloney (mary.moloney@ucl.ac.uk) in the Department of Greek and Latin. Referees should send references directly to Ms Moloney. These awards are highly competitive and outstanding students only will be sponsored by the Department. Full details on how to apply and downloadable application forms are available here >>

2) UCL Overseas Research Scholarships

UCL has set aside funding to provide around 40 research studentships for non-EU students annually (UCL Overseas Research Scholarships). As with the HEFCE scheme, the UCL-ORS will be available to overseas MPhil/PhD students and will cover the difference between the overseas and the current UK/EU tuition fees. UCL will cover the UK/EU fee element for UCL-ORS recipients who do not have any other fee funding.

Deadline: Wednesday 6 January 2016

Please send applications to Ms Mary Moloney (mary.moloney@ucl.ac.uk) in the Department of Greek and Latin. Referees should send references directly to Ms Moloney. Full details are available here >>


UCL – WOLFSON STUDENTSHIPS (HUMANITIES)

Details of the Wolfson Postgraduate Scholarships in the Humanities for 2016 will be available here: here >>

The studentships are for new (incoming) students only.

Applicants who wish to be nominated by the Department for one of these scholarships must put in their application for the PhD programme to UCL by 25 Jan. 2016 at the latest. They are also asked
1) to send a copy of their research proposal to the PhD tutor (Stephen Colvin)
2) to ask their nominated UCL supervisor to send a letter of support to the PhD tutor.
Closing date: 25 Jan. 2016. 


Department of Greek and Latin Studentships

  • Studentships at £2,000

1) Stephen Instone Studentships in Classics

a) Two annual awards of £2,000 may be granted to graduate students studying Greek or Latin literature.
b) To be considered, students must have submitted a completed application for admission to postgraduate study in the Department of Greek and Latin by 30 June each year.
c) There is no application process for the scholarship(s). All eligible students will automatically be considered.
d) Applicants will be notified of the departmental decision in July each year.
e) Payment is made in October to offset fees.

2) Bob Sharples Studentships in Classics

a) Two annual awards of £2,000 may be granted to graduate students studying Greek or Latin philosophy, language, or literature and its reception.
b) To be considered, students must have submitted a completed application for admission to postgraduate study in the Department of Greek and Latin by 30 June each year.
c) There is no application process for the scholarship. All eligible students will automatically be considered.
d) Applicants will be notified of the departmental decision in July each year.
e) Payment is made in October to offset fees.

3) Lloyd and Hollier Studentships in Greek

a) One annual award known as the Hollier Graduate Scholarship in Greek (£2,000) may be granted to a graduate student studying ancient Greek; and one annual award (£2,000) known as the Lloyd Graduate Scholarship in Greek may be granted to a graduate student who is a citizen of Greece or Cyprus, and who is studying ancient Greek.  
b) To be considered, students must have submitted a completed application for admission to postgraduate study in the Department of Greek and Latin by 30 June each year.
c) There is no application process for the scholarship. All eligible students will automatically be considered.
d) Applicants will be notified of the departmental decision in July each year.
e) Payment is made in October to offset fees.

  • Studentships at £4,000

1) Bunnell Lewis Graduate Scholarship in Latin

a) Two annual awards of £4,000 may be granted to a PhD student studying Latin literature, language or philosophy and its reception.
b) To be considered, students must have submitted a completed application for admission to postgraduate study in the Department of Greek and Latin by 30 June each year.
c) There is no application process for the scholarship. All eligible students will automatically be considered.
d) Applicants will be notified of the departmental decision in July each year.
e) Payment is made in October to offset fees.

2) Goldsmiths Graduate Scholarship in Greek

a) Two annual awards of £4,000 may be granted to a PhD student studying Greek literature, language or philosophy and its reception.
b) To be considered, students must have submitted a completed application for admission to postgraduate study in the Department of Greek and Latin by 30 June each year.
c) There is no application process for the scholarship. All eligible students will automatically be considered.
d) Applicants will be notified of the departmental decision in July each year.
e) Payment is made in October to offset fees.

3) Malden Graduate Bursary in Greek

a) One annual award of £4,000 may be granted to a PhD student studying Greek literature, language or philosophy and its reception.
b) To be considered, students must have submitted a completed application for admission to postgraduate study in the Department of Greek and Latin by 30 June each year.
c) There is no application process for the scholarship. All eligible students will automatically be considered.
d) Applicants will be notified of the departmental decision in July each year.
e) Payment is made in October to offset fees.


OTHER SOURCES

1) British Federation of Women Graduates

The British Federation of Women Graduates gives awards annually to women in their third year of doctoral studies. The awards are given on the basis of evidence of academic excellence and are NOT expected to provide for financial need. The amounts offered range upwards from £1000 with the average award being around £3000.

2) Funds for Women Graduates

•    FfWG offers Foundation Grants to help women graduates with their living expenses (not fees) while registered for study or research at an approved institution of higher education in Great Britain. The criteria are the proven needs of the applicant and her academic calibre. Foundation Grants will only be given for the final year of a PhD or DPhil. The closing date for applications for 2016/17 is 1st March 2016 and the grants are awarded in July for the following academic year. Request for applications must be made by Monday 22 February 2016.

•    FfWG offers Emergency Grants to graduate women who face an unforeseen financial crisis (not with their fees) whilst engaged in study or research at an approved institution of higher education in Great Britain. These grants will be offered twice a year, in May and November. In 2016 the closing date for the next round of grants will be Thursday 12 May 2016.

3) Postgraduate Studentships UK

A list of all UK funding in the Arts and Humanities >>


4) UCL Hardship FundFor current students experiencing difficulties: details here >>