The McMillan Awards

These scholarships are for current PhD students entering their second or third year of study. These one-year scholarships are provided in memory of the late Professor James F. (Jim) McMillan (1948-2010), Richard Pares Professor of History and the founding Head of the (then) School of History and Classics at Edinburgh. Professor McMillan was a celebrated researcher, teacher and postgraduate supervisor, and the School wishes to associate a new generation of scholars with his achievement and legacy.

A number of one-year scholarships covering tuition fees at the Home/EU rate are normally available. Successful non-EU/overseas applicants will still be liable for the difference between the Home/EU and Overseas fee rates. The following eligibility criteria apply:

The scholarships are only open to 'on-programme' current Year 1 and 2 PhD students within the School of History, Classics and Archaeology who should be pursuing full-time study during their tenure as a McMillan Scholar. Students who are in Year 3 at the time of application are not eligible to apply.

PhD students who currently hold School/College/University Awards, or research council funding (AHRC/ESRC), or other external award (such as Carnegie), are not eligible to apply.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate exceptional progress as evidenced by first-year review reports or reports of supervisors and other measures such as conference presentations, publications, fieldwork or scholarly awards.

The following eligibility criteria apply:

  • The scholarships are only open to 'on-programme' current Year 1 and 2 PhD students within the School of History, Classics and Archaeology who should be pursuing full-time study during their tenure as a McMillan Scholar. Students who are in Year 3 at the time of application are not eligible to apply.
  • PhD students who currently hold School/College/University Awards, or research council funding (AHRC/ESRC), or other external award (such as Carnegie), are not eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must be able to demonstrate exceptional progress as evidenced by first-year review reports or reports of supervisors and other measures such as conference presentations, publications, fieldwork or scholarly awards.

The following documentation must be submitted:

  • A completed application form which includes a 500 word personal statement from the candidate, providing an account of progress to date.
  • A written piece of work of c.6000 words (for example a draft thesis chapter).
  • A supporting reference from the primary supervisor. S/he should also provide an account of the applicant's progress to date and suitability for the award.

Applications must be received by the Graduate School Office no later than 30 May 2014. Late applications will not be accepted. The application form is available as a Word or PDF document, below


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