School of English and Drama

Funding and Awards

English at Queen Mary aims to provide financial support to outstanding applicants.

How to apply for funding

There are two routes for applying for funding. UK and EU students may apply for Arts and Humanities Research Council studentships via the London Arts and Humanities Partnership (LAHP). UK, EU and overseas students may apply for Queen Mary Postgraduate Research Studentships.

Further details are below.

AHRC London Arts and Humanities Partnership

Applicants who wish to be considered for an AHRC-funded studentship must apply directly to the London Arts and Humanities Partnership (LAHP). The deadline for applications to LAHP is January 31.. Only home and EU applicants are eligible to apply for AHRC funding.

You must have the support of a primary supervisor in the Department of English at Queen Mary before you apply to LAHP.

Queen Mary Principal's Studentships

Candidates who apply to Queen Mary before 19 January 2020 will automatically be entered for the Queen Mary Principal’s Studentships (QMPS). Home, EU and international applicants are eligible for the QMPS scheme.

BAME Studentships for UK/EU candidates

We encourage applicants from BAME (Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic) groups who have been previously under-represented in this process.

For 2020 entry, the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences will be offering two fully funded doctoral studentships (tuition fees and stipend of £17,009 per year, or £8,505 part-time) to UK or EU applicants from a BAME background. Awards are tenable for up to three years. Applications will also be considered from students who are currently in the first year of a full-time PhD programme, or the first two years of a part-time programme.

 

To be eligible to apply for these studentships you must be UK or EU permanent residents from a BAME background, and eligible to pay home/EU student fees.

Candidates for the BAME studentships must make an additional application to be considered for these awards. This will consist of:

  1. Your ID number from your application to a PhD programme at QMUL
  2. Diversity monitoring information (via a questionnaire)
  3. A short statement of no more than 500 words detailing the challenges you have experienced pursuing your research.

All these elements should be entered or uploaded to an online application tool administered by QMUL’s Doctoral College, by 1700 on 19 January 2020.

Externally-Funded Awards

We welcome applications from prospective Commonwealth Scholars and candidates seeking other externally-funded awards.

Further information

For further information please contact the Director of Graduate Studies, Dr Claire Preston (c.preston@qmul.ac.uk).

See also the College page offering information on research studentships.