Research Council Postgraduate Funding 2014
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.
Economic and Social Research Council studentships (2014 entry)
In collaboration with other Scottish Universities, the University of Edinburgh is part of the ESRC Doctoral Training Centre in Scotland (DTC). The Scottish DTC offers ESRC-accredited training in 24 different training pathways, including Economic and Social History.
The Scottish DTC is awarded 65 full studentships annually by the ESRC. Awards are offered for awards to linked Masters/PhD awards (1+3) and three year PhD studentships only (+3). Funding is not available for Masters degrees if you do not intend to proceed to PhD study. We expect to be able to publish further information and details of the application mechanism on this web page in late 2013. The expected application deadline is early May 2014, subject to confirmation.
Arts and Humanities Research Council (2014 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.
- Students of History, Classics or Archaeology are eligible to apply.
- Candidates will normally hold a relevant First Class Honours degree (such as BA, MS BMus, BSc or LLB) and preferably a similar calibre of Master’s degree. Competition for these awards will be intense.
- 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.
Application Process and Notification
- In order to be considered for nomination to the College and, potentially, the AHRC DTP, you must first submit an application for study via the University’s EUCLID application system. Apply by clicking the ‘Apply online for this degree’ link below, and finding your PhD subject.
- Your study application must be complete by the end of Sunday January 5th, 2014, including all your supporting documentation (research proposal, reference, copies of qualifications, etc). 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.
- You are also required to submit a separate online funding application using the online form which will shortly be available at the link below. You must do so no later than Friday 10 January 2014.
- The School will then select the applications it will to put forward for the College Panel meeting on 7 February 2014. The College Panel will then submit the final list of applications to the AHRC DTP for consideration for an award. Those being nominated will be notified by 14 February 2014 and will need to register on the AHRC portal. All required supporting documentation must be uploaded to the portal by no later than 28 February 2014.
- The AHRC DTP will review applications in April 2014, and successful nominees will be advised on 9 May 2014.
- Dr Stephen Bowd
- Graduate School Director
- Graduate SchoolSchool of History, Classics and Archaeology
- Work: 0131 650 3758
- Fax: 0131 650 3784
This article was published on Nov 21, 2013