UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage


UCL ISH and CXD (Conservation By Design) heritage science scholarships announced

20 February 2019

The UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage is delighted to announce new scholarships funded by CXD (Conservation By Design).


As a full-time UK/EU student undertaking the MRes Science and Engineering in Arts, Heritage and Archaeology, you may be eligible for the CXD (Conservation By Design) Heritage Science scholarship. 

The available funds (£20,000) will cover your fees. From the remaining funds, £3,000 will be allocated to fund your consumables and travel, with the rest being made available to you as a contribution towards your living costs. The receipient of the scholarship in 2018 is Aditi Nagar. Aditi is conducting research on corrosion caused by volatile emissions. She is studying the well-known Oddy Test and investigating ways to improve its repeatibility and reduce the cost of testing. 

Awards will be based on academic merit and you will be expected to undertake research projects in which you assess Conservation Products. A commitment to this will form part of the assessment criteria when making awards.

The deadline for applications is Monday 17th June 2019.

How to apply

To apply, please email Josep Grau Bove attaching your CV and a statement of no more than 500 words arguing why you are a good candidate for the scholarship. The statement should additionally explain how the scholarship will help your career progression. You must have submitted an application for the MRes SEAHA at the time of applying for the scholarship.

The decision on the award will be based on the statement, your academic background, CV, and an interview with the course directors. 

If successful, you will be informed by email and formal letter. 

If you decide to defer when you begin the programme, the award cannot be transferred or delayed to a subsequent academic year. The scholarship may be kept open if there is a period of interruption in your studies due to unexpected personal circumstances.