Centre for Multidisciplinary and Intercultural Inquiry


MPhil/PHD students

CMII offers several funding opportunities for prospecitve and current research students, the most important of which are listed below. Further funding opportunities can be found at UCL scholarships and funding.

The CMII funding panel will only consider your application for these scholarships if you have completed the UCL procedure for admission as a postgraduate research student by 1 December 2016. This can take up to four weeks. Applicants should ensure that they leave time for referees to submit their references.

Applications, references and letters of recommendation for the GRS, ORS and  Wolfson Scholarships should be sent directly to Dr Julia Wagner in the CMII postgraduate office. You are encouraged to send your applications by email. Complete applications (including references) must have reached us by the deadlines specified bellow.

AHRC/LAHP Studentships

The AHRC-funded London Arts & Humanities Doctoral Training Partnership (LAHP) is pleased to announce it will be awarding up to 80 studentships for postgraduate research students studying arts and humanities disciplines at King’s College London, School of Advanced Study or University College London in 2016-17.  Under the scheme it is possible for research students to have their two supervisors in different LAHP institutions.

These studentshipswhich normally cover fees and maintenance allowance (stipend), are available to UK and EU students.

Candidates should be aware that the LAHP studentship competition is a twin-track process, and they will need to apply

a.    for a place of study on their chosen PhD programme at one of the LAHP partner institutions, and

b.    to LAHP for a studentship

LAHP Contact: Natalie Berry

Graduate Research Scholarships/Overseas Research Scholarships (GRS/ORS)

Up to 20 UCL Graduate Research Scholarships (GRS) are available annually to prospective and current UCL research students from any country. UCL Graduate Research Scholarships aim to attract high-quality students to undertake research at UCL.The Graduate Research Scholarships/Overseas Research Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence and research potential Financial circumstances are not taken into account. All forms can be downloaded here. The departmental deadline for GRS/ORS applications will be announced in autumn 2016.

Departmental Contact: Dr Julia Wagner

Wolfson Scholarships

Drawing on its history of support for higher education and interest in the humanities, the Wolfson Foundation is offering three postgraduate research awards in the humanities - these will be for three areas in history, literature and languages.
Wolfson Scholarships will be available in three disciplines that align closely with the Foundation’s interests: history, literature and languages. The departmental deadline for the Wolfson scholarship will be announced in autumn 2016.
Please note: only UK/EU applicants are eligible.

Departmental Contact: Dr Julia Wagner

Studentships in Russian, Slavonic and East European Languages and Culture

Students planning comparative research that includes a focus on Russian, Central and East European languages and culture are encouraged to explore this funding opportunity.

Applicants for a CEELBAS Studentship must have already received an offer of a place at the university. 

Trudeau Foundation Scholarships

The Pierre Elliot Trudeau Foundation provides up to 15 scholarships annually to prospective and current MPhil/PhD students to the value of $60,000 per scholar for up to four years.

Applicants must be Canadian citizens or landed immigrants pursuing full-time doctoral studies in Canada or foreign institutions. Candidates will be considered by the Foundation only if they have been nominated by a university.