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School of History

SCHOLARSHIPS AND FUNDING

PhD applicants to the School of History are eligible to apply for a range of scholarships. Queen Mary also offers successful applicants the opportunity to apply for additional funding on arrival.

Please note that, with the exception of the Principal's Studentship competition and Leverhulme Trust Doctoral Studentships, all funding schemes require you to apply separately for your place at QMUL, which you must already have been offered before you can secure funding.

 

Principal's Studentship Competition

Duration and extent of award: up to 3 years full time or six years part time, covering tuition fees and a maintenance stipend.

Eligibility: open to UK, EU and international applicants. Candidates should have obtained at least a 2:1 undergraduate degree and a (completed or predicted) Master’s degree (preferably with Distinction) in a related area of history. 2 additional studentships are open to UK applicants from a BAME background.

How to apply: The deadline for October 2021 entry has passed. The next competition will be for October 2022 entry and will be launched in November 2021.

London Arts and Humanities Partnership (LAHP) Open Studentship Competition

Duration and extent of award: up to 3 years full time, covering tuition fees, a maintenance stipend and access to research training support.

Eligibility: LAHP studentships are open to Home and International (including EU) applicants; for International students, LAHP will only fund the Home portion of the tuition fee (more information here). Funding is available for both full- and part-time students. Applicants must have secured an offer of admission to a PhD programme at QMUL before applying for LAHP funding.

How to apply: Information on how to apply is here. The deadline for applications is 17.00GMT on 5 February 2021.

London Arts and Humanities Partnership (LAHP) Collaborative Doctoral Awards

Duration and extent of award: up to 3 years full time, covering tuition fees, a maintenance stipend and access to research training support.

Eligibility: Application forms must be completed and submitted by the doctoral candidate’s prospective academic supervisor at QMUL and not by the student themselves.

How to apply: Applications are open for October 2021 entry are closed.

Wellcome Trust Doctoral Studentships

Duration and extent of award: up to 3 years full time, covering tuition fees, a maintenance stipend and some research expenses.

Eligibility: The Wellcome Trust provides studentships for PhDs in the Humanities and Social Sciences where the research is focused on health. Applicants must have secured an offer of admission to a PhD programme at QMUL before applying for Wellcome funding.

How to apply: Wellcome's deadline for October 2021 entry is 2 March 2021. Applicants must first apply for internal approval at QMUL and should contact Dr Claire Trenery no later than 4 January 2021.

Levehulme Trust Doctoral Studentships: Mobile People

Duration and extent of award: up to 3 years full time, covering tuition fees and a maintenance stipend.

Eligibility: This major research project is co-directed by Professors Engin Isin and Kimberley Hutchings (School of Politics), and involves 21 PhD research projects (2018-2023). It is concerned with how the world is being dynamically constituted by mobile people in active and novel ways and how this affects fundamental social and political institutions. The projects must be interdisciplinary, and PhD students need to have co-supervisors in two Schools. UK applicants only to be considered for 2021/22.

How to apply: This funding competition is currently closed.

London Interdisciplinary Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership (LISS DTP)

Duration and extent of award: up to 3 years full time, covering tuition fees (Home rate only) and a maintenance stipend.

Eligibility: Studentships are only available for students who meet the residency requirements set out by the ESRC. Proposed research must be at least 50% social science (but can have a strong interdisciplinary component). Applicants must have secured an offer of admission to a PhD programme at QMUL before applying for LISS funding.

How to apply: Information on how to apply is here. The deadline for applications is 17.00GMT on 29 January 2021.

China Scholarship Council

Duration and extent of award: up to 4 years full time, covering tuition fees, a maintenance stipend and one return flight. Remote study can be supported under extreme circumstances (COVID-19) but stipend payments will not be made until students arrive in the UK.

Eligibility: The CSC accepts applications from Chinese nationals (PRC only; not Hong Kong or Taiwan). Applicants must have secured an offer of admission to a PhD programme at QMUL before applying for CSC funding. The deadline for applying to QMUL is 27 January 2021. Continuing students in their first year of study can apply for funding for years 2-4 of their programme.

How to apply: Applicants should first apply here for a place to study at QMUL. The deadline for doing so is 27 January 2021. Please indicate on your application form that you intend to apply for CSC funding. Continuing students in their first year of study should notify Claire Trenery by 27 January 2021 of their intention to apply for CSC funding. QMUL will contact successful applicants by 1 March 2021, and the university will provide information and support on applying directly to the CSC for funding. Applications to the CSC should be made, with support from QMUL, by 31 March 2021.

Commonwealth PhD Scholarships (high income countries)

Extent of award: tuition fees and maintenance stipend.

Eligibility: Applicants must be a citizen of or have been granted refugee status by an eligible Commonwealth country and be able to show evidence of permanent residence in that country. Applicants must have secured an offer of admission to a PhD programme at QMUL before applying for CSC funding.

How to apply: Currently closed.

Commonwealth PhD Scholarships (low income countries)

Extent of award: tuition fees and maintenance stipend.

Eligibility: Applicants must be a citizen of or have been granted refugee status by an eligible Commonwealth country and be able to show evidence of permanent residence in that country. 

How to apply: Applicants must apply directly to the CSC by their deadline on 18 January. If you need help with your application, please contact scholarships@qmul.ac.uk.