History of Art


Critical Histories of Art Studentship


Value: Full fees plus stipend for 3 years (stipend paid at minimum RCUK value, £17,009 in 2019/20)

Eligibility: UK and EU postgraduate research students only

Application Deadline: 27th April 2020

We are very pleased to offer a Critical Histories of Art studentship for academic session 2020/21 to a PhD student who is particularly committed to new critical approaches to the History of Art. The studentship covers UCL tuition fees at the Home/EU rate and provides a maintenance stipend each year. It lasts for three years, must be held full-time, and may not be held concurrently with any other substantial award.

Selection is made on the basis of the following criteria:

  • An outstanding PhD proposal that demonstrates commitment to new critical approaches to the History of Art
  • An excellent academic track record (usually documented by first class BA and MA degrees)

How to apply

Home/EU 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 Critical Histories studentship will be taken after we have learned about the outcome of the LAHP studentship competition.

For the Critical Histories 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 27th April 2020. Applications received after this deadline cannot be considered. Any queries should be addressed to the Department's Research Tutor, Richard Taws (r.taws@ucl.ac.uk)

Materials should be submitted as a pdf document (please collate all materials in one file) to Eleanor Day (e.day@ucl.ac.uk) copying in Richard Taws (r.taws@ucl.ac.uk).