History of Art


Critical Histories of Art Studentship


Value: Full fees plus £16,000 stipend for 3 years

Eligibility: UK and EU postgraduate research students only

Application Deadline: April 2019 - date tbc

We are very pleased to offer a Critical Histories of Art studentship for academic session 2018/19 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 of £16,000 per 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 Critical Histories of Art Studentship. The decisions over the departmental studentship will be taken after we have learned about the outcome of the LAHP studentship competition.

Students wishing to be considered for the departmental studentship 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).

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

Applications should be submitted by April 2019 - date tbc. Applications received after this deadline cannot be considered. Any queries should be addressed to the Department's Research Tutor, Mechthild Fend.

Materials should be submitted in hard copy or as pdf document (please collate all materials in one file) to Lauren Sperring in the departmental office.