History of Art


Department Research Studentship

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Value: Full fees plus stipend for 3 years (stipend paid at minimum UKRI value, £17,609 in 2021/22)

Eligibility: UK postgraduate research students only

Application Deadline: 10th May 2021

We are delighted to offer a Department Research Studentship for academic session 2021/22. This prestigious studentship provides UCL tuition fees at the Home rate and a maintenance stipend for three years and provides opportunities for the award-holder to gain valuable teaching experience in the Department, helping them to develop the skills necessary for an academic career. The scholarship is awarded on the basis of an outstanding PhD proposal and exceptional academic record.

The award lasts for three years, must be held full-time, and may not be held concurrently with any other substantial award. As part of the studentship, the holder will be required to act as teaching assistant on a one-term course for each of the three years. These will follow a progression of teaching responsibility that we envision culminating in sole responsibility for an Art in London course (subject to availability). The remuneration for these teaching duties is included within the stipend. Successful candidates are also expected to play a full part in the Department's activities.

The studentship will be awarded on the basis of:

  • An outstanding PhD proposal
  • An excellent academic track record (usually documented by first class BA and MA degrees)
  • Evidence of an aptitude for and commitment to teaching in History of Art as a career

How to apply

Home candidates who wish to be considered for departmental funding should first apply to the AHRC scholarships via LAHP and later for the Department Research Studentship. The decisions over the departmental studentship will be taken after we have learned about the outcome of the LAHP studentship competition.

For the departmental studentship, students wishing to be considered should submit the following materials:

  • A copy of your research proposal (c 1500 words). This may be the same proposal submitted with the application for the programme, or an updated version
  • An updated CV
  • An informal letter indicating why you wish to be considered for the scholarship(s). This should include a statement (max. 250 words) on your commitment to teaching as an academic career.

You must declare any other sources of funding to which you have also applied.

Applications should be submitted by 10th May 2021. Applications received after this deadline cannot be considered. Any queries should be addressed to the Departmental Graduate Tutor, Richard Taws (r.taws@ucl.ac.uk) or Naomi Quinn-Friedman (naomi.quinn-friedman@ucl.ac.uk)

Materials should be submitted as a pdf document (please collate all materials in one file) to Naomi Quinn-Friedman (naomi.quinn-friedman@ucl.ac.uk