Research Council Postgraduate Funding 2015

We expect well qualified UK and EU students in certain disciplines within the School to be able to apply to the following research councils. Students should apply to the council that is most relevant to their area of study.

Arts and Humanities Research Council (2015 entry)

The University of Edinburgh is part of a consortium of eight Higher Education institutions which has been awarded funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to support postgraduate doctoral studentships and training in the Arts and Humanities in Scotland.

Under the Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) scheme, the consortium - comprised of the Universities of Aberdeen, Dundee, Glasgow, Edinburgh, St Andrews, Stirling, Strathclyde and Glasgow School of Art - will consider applications for doctoral studentship awards in the majority of Arts and Humanities subjects. The consortium is organised through the Scottish Graduate School for Arts and Humanities.

Eligibility

  • Candidates will normally hold a relevant First Class Honours degree (such as MA, BA, MSc, BSc or LLB) and preferably a similar calibre of postgraduate masters degree.
  • Students in History, Classics or Archaeology are eligible to apply. Although competition for these awards is intense, five candidates in our School were offered AHRC awards for 2014/15 entry.
  • If you have been ordinarily resident in the UK for the three year period preceding the start-date of your proposed postgraduate programme, you may be eligible to apply for a “full award”, which pays your tuition fees and a maintenance grant. If you are from a European Union country, other than the UK, and you have been resident in an EU country for a period of three years preceding the start of your proposed study, you may be eligible for a “fees-only” award, which pays your tuition fees, but does not provide a maintenance grant.
  • If you are resident neither in the UK nor in another EU country, you are not eligible to apply for an AHRC studentship.
  • To be considered for an AHRC award, you must already have applied for admission to the University of Edinburgh.
  • PhD students who are currently in their first year of study are eligible to apply

Application process

  • Due to the short timescale for applications, please register your interest for the AHRC studentship with the Graduate School of History, Classics and Archaeology as soon as possible to allow us to fast track your PhD application.
  • You will not be able to access the online funding application form unless you have applied for admission to the University of Edinburgh and have full EASE authentication.
  • Your application for admission must be complete by the end of Monday 5 January 2015, including all your supporting documentation (research proposal, reference, copies of qualifications). We require this documentation in order to take a decision on whether we can offer you a study place. You will need to liaise closely with your two referees to ensure they supply the required references by this date.
  • Your application for AHRC funding must be completed using the online form no later than Friday 9 January 2015.

Further information and applying

Applications for the studentship and to study with us should be done online.

Further information on the studentships can be found on the Scottish Graduate School for Arts and Humanities website.

Notification

Applicants will be notified by Monday 9 February 2015 if they have been selected to go forward to the AHRC selection panels.

Economic and Social Research Council studentships (2015 entry)

School information on Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) will follow in late November 2014.

General information on ESRC awards at the University of Edinburgh can be found on the Scholarships and Student Funding Services website.

Contact us

To register your interest for the AHRC studentships or ask about application process for study or funding, please contact the Graduate School office in the first instance.

If you have an academic enquiry, please contact the Graduate School Director.

  • Graduate School Office - General Enquiries
  • School of History, Classics and Archaeology
  • The University of Edinburgh
  • Room 2.29, William Robertson Wing
  • Old Medical School, Teviot Place
  • Edinburgh
  • EH8 9AG
  • Tel: +44 (0)131 650 3772
  • Fax: +44 (0) 131 651 3070
Email:
Web:
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Stephen Bowd
  • Dr Stephen Bowd
  • Graduate School Director
  • Graduate School School of History, Classics and Archaeology
  • Room 00M.11, William Robertson Wing
  • Old Medical School
  • Teviot Place
  • Edinburgh
  • EH8 9AG
  • Work: +44 (0)131 650 3758
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