School of History


We work hard to ensure that all our PhD students continue to have access to funding for research and training throughout their time at Queen Mary.

This page provides details of sources of funding and information – all of which are available to current PhD students.

The School of History PGR Fund

The School of History PGR Fund supports costs related to accommodation, subsistence and travel for historical research.  

Further deatils on how to apply can be found on the PGR Handbook on QMplus.


Queen Mary Postgraduate Research Fund (PGRF)

The PGRF is open to all Postgraduate Research students at Queen Mary. It is designed to support travel and other expenses (although not consumables and equipment) related to your doctoral studies.

How to apply


Deadlines for applications to the PGRF to be submitted to the School’s Postgraduate Postgraduate Taught and Research Programmes Support Manager are:

  • January 2018
  • May 2018

Doctoral College Initiative Fund

The Doctoral College Initiative Fund (DCIF) is designed to support and promote creative and imaginative activities organised by postgraduate research students which will enhance their research experience, intellectual and/or professional development. The Doctoral College anticipates supporting a wide range of activities or events ranging from, but not limited to, seminars, conferences, debates and specialist training activities.

How to apply 


  • January 2018
  •  May 2018

Alternative Postgraduate Funding Guide

Queen Mary has subscribed to the Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding.

The guide details how to find and apply to alternative sources of funding - especially charities - which make awards to current postgraduate students. Charities are an under-rated funding resource, and often make awards to students of any subject and any nationality.

The Guide is published independently by GradFunding(link is external) and was written by two postgraduate students who have won over £45,000 from 55 different charity awards between them.

Access to the guide is password protected. PhD students should enter their Queen Mary username and password when prompted. Alternatively contact the school administrator for access.

Log into the Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding.