Postgraduate funding

Science, Technology & Medicine in History Studentships

Eligibility criteria

  • Open to residents of the following countries
    All Nationalities
  • • Prospective students who wish to undertake a full-time MPhil/PhD programme in the Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine in the History Department specialising in the history of science and of technology. • Applicants should usually have, or be studying on, if applying for MPhil/PhD, a masters’ degree which provides extensive training in the history of science and technology. • Current MPhil/PhD students are NOT eligible to apply • These scholarships are open to home, EU and international students who can demonstrate academic excellence and research potential • If selected, the scholarship will be offered subject to you being offered a place on the PhD programme and meeting the relevant programme entry requirements. • You may apply for MA funding as well as PhD funding, if your intention is to proceed to a PhD in the programme.
  • Applicable subjects
    History

Application details

Applications may be submitted
from
04-Feb-2016 until 14-May-2019

Information about the funding
In 2018-19, three types of awards are available for excellent students taking the MA in Science, Technology and Medicine in History.



    1) One outstanding EU / Home student with a particular interest in medical history may be entered by Kings College London into the Wellcome Trust competition for a full MA studentship (covering fees and a maintenance bursary). Please indicate your interest in entering this competition by emailing Dr Chris Manias: chris.manias@kcl.ac.uk , after you have submitted a formal application to the MA programme through MyApplication, the King's admissions system.

    The deadline has passed.

    2) The history department will also offer a single four-year 1+3 Hans Rausing MA + PhD studentship for an outstanding Home, EU or Overseas student who wishes to undertake doctoral study in the department and needs to complete a Masters degree before proceeding to their research in the history of science and/or technology (PhDs in the history of medicine are not eligible). For enquiries concerning this studentship please contact Professor David Edgerton.

    Applications must be received no later than 14 May 2019, and successful applicants will be notified by 15 June 2019.

    3) A three-year MPhil/PhD award for an outstanding Home, EU or Overseas student who wishes to undertake doctoral study in the department in the history of science and/or technology (PhDs in the history of medicine are not eligible). Candidates should normally have masters level training in history of science and technology. For enquiries concerning this studentship please contact Professor David Edgerton.

    Applications must be received no later than 14 May 2019, and successful applicants will be notified by 15 June 2019.

Application procedure
Deadline for applications: for 2016/17 please apply at any time, but no later 14th May 2017. We will consider applications as they arrive and may make an award to an exceptional candidate before the deadline. However, if such an award is made in 2016 or early 2017, another award will be available to exceptional candidates who apply by the deadline.
Applicants must apply for the PhD programme (or in the case of applicants for MA and PhD, the MA programme in Science, Technology and Medicine in History) including a research proposal in the usual way, indicating they wish to be considered for the studentship. Candidates may be interviewed.

The scholarship will include fees (overseas or home as appropriate) and a full maintenance grant at the level of the AHRC awards for home students.


Contact details

Dr Abigail Woods

For enquiries concerning the MA + PhD studentship please contact Professor David Edgerton

Funding provider
Department of History

Please note the database is updated regularly but is a guide only and not a guarantee of funding nor an exhaustive list of all funding available.

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