AHRC Funding for Museum Studies

UK Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Funding

For admission in Autumn 2013:

AHRC funding is available for strong applicants for PhD research and MA/MSc taught courses in Museum Studies and Conservation Studies for admission in Autumn 2013. These are available through the Block Grant Partnership Scheme and are open to UK (fee and maintenance) and EU (fee only) students.

In order to be eligible for the AHRC postgraduate competition, you must have submitted a complete admissions application form (including both references) by Friday 25th January 2013 at the very latest, stating clearly that you wish to be considered for AHRC funding Download an admissions application form here.

Doctoral scheme

If you are applying for the Doctoral Scheme please note that you may also be eligible to also apply to the Archaeology panel (for relevant research in cultural heritage, museology and archaeological conservation) but in this case you must submit two separate applications since they are considered by a different panel (see http://www.ucl.ac.uk/archaeology/studying/funding/ahrc).

For Museum Studies, the selection panel welcomes applications with strong, theoretically-informed research proposals engaging with any area of museum and conservation studies. Applicants with distinctions (70% or better, including 70% in the dissertation) in Museum Studies, Conservation, Material Culture Studies, Archaeology, Anthropology and other relevant Masters programmes are encouraged to apply. Please note that studentships are limited and highly competitive. All applications are assessed on both the research proposal and academic excellence.

Professional preparation Masters scheme

An AHRC Professional Preparation Masters Studentship will be available to applicants to the MA in Museum Studies, MA in Principles of Conservation, and MSc in Conservation for Archaeology and Museums at the Institute of Archaeology, and the MSc in Sustainable Heritage at the Centre for Sustainable Heritage.

All applicants

Please note that if you are applying on-line your application won't be uploaded until both of your referees have submitted their references on-line.

You may submit an application in hard copy though please note that the application fee will be £50 as opposed to £25 for on-line applications.

Your application will only be considered complete once both references have been submitted. You will receive an automatic email confirming when your references have been submitted.

You will also need to complete the separate AHRC Statement form.

Please note that the AHRC statement form is separate from your Admissions application. If you are submitting additional documentation such as transcripts copies should be made for both your Admissions application and your AHRC statement form and these should be clearly marked.

Your AHRC Statement form needs to be received by the Department, in hard copy, no later than 1st March 2013. Please note that electronic copy will not be accepted and applications must include two letters of academic reference. References submitted as part of your admissions application cannot be used as a substitute.

Following receipt of your AHRC application the Institute will review and rank candidates in the week commencing 11 March 2013. We regret that due to high demand for a limited number of awards not all applicants will be called to interview. The highest ranked candidates will be interviewed on 21 March 2013; invitations to these interviews will be emailed after 13 March 2013. You are strongly urged to be available for the interview, as non-attendance may be prejudicial to your success. A list of selected candidates and a reserve list will then be forwarded to the relevant UCL committee for consideration. The final selected candidates will be asked to complete an online application form to the AHRC by 28th June, with UCL's submission of nominations also reaching the AHRC by 28th June.

If you have any queries please contact contact Lisa Daniel, Graduate Programmes Administrator.

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