Keeling Scholarship

UCL Philosophy is delighted to announce two Keeling scholarships for research in ancient philosophy for either MPhilStud or PhD beginning in 2014.  Funding, covering both fees and full AHRC-equivalent London maintenance, is for two years for MPhilStud and for up to three years for PhD.  Applicants to UCL Philosophy research programmes who wish to be considered for a Keeling scholarship should indicate this on their UCL application form (§29 'Funding'). The deadline for applications to these programmes is 31 January 2014. Guidance on the UCL application process is here: 


MPhil Stud students awarded a Keeling Scholarship are required to specialise to a certain extent in ancient philosophy over the two year programme, by completing at least two half year modules in the area of ancient philosophy, and by completing their research thesis (30,000 words) on a topic in ancient philosophy. PhD students awarded a Keeling Scholarship will be pursuing a doctorate on a topic in ancient philosophy. 

Enquiries in the first instance should be directed to Dr. Fiona Leigh: fiona.leigh@ucl.ac.uk.

Previous Keeling Scholars

  • 2012 Margaret Hampson for research in ancient philosophy.
  • 2011 Elena Cagnoli Fiecconi (Scholar) for research on Aristotle's conception of akrasia and imagination.
  • 2011 Chris Meyns (Research Assistant).
  • 2010 Margaret Hampson for research on the Epicurean account of the nature of emotion.
  • 2008 Sophie Arkette for research in ancient philosophy.