The main sources of funding for postgraduate study are as follows:
- Mercers' Company Studentship
- History Department Studentships
- Collaborative Doctoral Awards
- Arts and Humanities Research Council studentships (DEADLINE PASSED)
- Economic and Social Research Council studentships (DEADLINE PASSED)
- Graduate Research Scholarships (DEADLINE PASSED)
- Wolfson Postgraduate Scholarships in the Humanities (DEADLINE PASSED)
- Other funding available from UCL
If you wish to be considered for any of the funding schemes listed here, you must have submitted your admissions application by Wednesday 6 January 2016. Please also complete THIS FORM with information on all funds you wish to be considered for and return it, by email, to the Graduate Programmes Administrator (email@example.com). This form does not replace your admissions application.
The only way to ensure that you have exhausted all funding possibilities for your PhD is to go through the the pages linked here, checking what’s available, what the application process is and whether or not you are eligible to apply. The department cannot give personal funding advice to applicants.
PLEASE NOTE: Your chances of success both in your application and in obtaining funding will be much diminished if you have not
discussed your research plans in detail with your prospective supervisor, at
least by correspondence and in person if possible, as the supervisor may have to write references for you as part of your particular funding applications. It is in your interest
to make contact with your potential supervisor as soon as possible.
Part-time study: All grants and scholarships are competitive, and increasing numbers of students now study without a grant, by means of working part-time to earn money. It is usually not difficult to change registration from part-time to full-time, so that you can create some flexibility in how much time you can dedicate to your research at different stages of the degree. For advice, please contact the Graduate Tutor, Professor Eleanor Robson.
Mercers' Company Studentship
The Mercers’ Company, as the premier livery company of the City of London, with a
Company history of over 700 years, wishes to award one doctoral studentship in the history of London, starting in September 2016.
Deadline: Friday 12 February 2016
History Department StudentshipsThe Richard Chattaway Scholarship
Deadline: Friday 1 April 2016
Richard Chattaway Scholarship is awarded annually and pays £2000
towards postgraduate work (MPhil/PhD or MA) on the history of warfare
in the modern period (after 1870 preferable). Applicants should send an
outline of their
research, a CV and the names and contact details of two referees to the
History Department’s Graduate Programmes Administrator.
Collaborative Doctoral Awards (CDA)
The History Department hope to announce at least one new studentship as part of the AHRC's CDA scheme. Please check back for updates, coming soon!
DEADLINE PASSED - Arts and Humanities Research Council studentships (AHRC)
UCL (alongside the School of Advanced Study and King's College London) is a participant in the London Arts and Humanities Partnership (LAHP). LAHP offers approximately 80 postgraduate studentships per year across the three institutions and 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.
The application process has two parts:
The admissions application deadline is Wednesday 6 January 2016 (the date by which your online UCL application for admission must be recorded
as received by the College Admissions Office). You can access the UCL graduate admissions information. 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).
2. LAHP application form
Applicants must also apply online through the LAHP. The LAHP application portal opens on 1 December 2015. If you have any queries, please contact the History Department’s Graduate Programmes Administrator.
DEADLINE PASSED - Economic and Social Research Council studentships (ESRC)
The ESRC supports historical research that seeks to understand the development of social and economic arrangements over time and applies social and economic theories. Research focusing on contemporary or near-contemporary social, political, economic or geographical themes should normally be directed to the ESRC.
The Department of History can nominate two students for studentships for 2016/17. These comprise full-time fees (UK/EU) and maintenance.
The application deadline is Wednesday 6 January 2016 (the date by which your online UCL application for admission must be recorded
as received by the College Admissions Office). Only candidates who have already been offered a place on a
History Department programme will be considered for an award.
If you have any queries, please contact the History Department’s Graduate Programmes Administrator.
DEADLINE PASSED - Graduate Research Scholarships (GRS)/Overseas Research Scholarships (ORS)
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: Wednesday 6 January 2016
Please submit your whole application to the History Department’s Graduate Programmes Administrator by the aforementioned deadline.
DEADLINE PASSED - Wolfson Postgraduate Scholarships in the Humanities
Drawing on its history of support for higher education and interest in the humanities, the Foundation is offering three postgraduate research awards in the humanities - these will be for three areas in history, literature and languages. The department will put forward nominations ahead of the Monday 8 February 2016 deadline. We will notify nominated candidates if they are required to provide any extra documentation for the scheme. Students wishing to be considered should contact the History Department’s Graduate Programmes Administrator.
Deadline: Wednesday 6 January 2016
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