HCA Doctoral Scholarships

The School is pleased to invite applications from outstanding candidates for its Doctoral Scholarships Awards for 2015-2016 entry. Up to three awards will be available.

These PhD studentships will pay a stipend at the equivalent rate to that offered by the Research Councils (value TBA, but for guidance, in 2014-2015 this was £13,863). Tuition fees at the EU rate will also be paid. Payment will be made in equal monthly instalments for a maximum of three years, subject to satisfactory performance. Awards will be paid pro-rata for part-time candidates.

As one of the intentions of these awards is to enhance the skills portfolio of successful candidates, awardees will normally be required undertake specified teaching and related duties as an integral part of their scholarship package.

For EU applicants intending to apply to the AHRC for funding, we strongly advise you to also apply for these School of History, Classics and Archaeology Doctoral Scholarships, as well as any others you may be eligible for, as AHRC will consider you for EU rate tuition fees awards only.

Eligibility

Applicants for these awards must:

  • have submitted an application for study in EUCLID by 5 January 2015
  • hold a UK first class honours undergraduate degree (or overseas equivalent) in a relevant field
  • demonstrate an equally high standard of academic performance in a postgraduate master’s degree in a relevant field, or be on course to do so

Applying

The online funding application form allows you to apply simultaneously for a number of awards. Please ensure that you tick ALL relevant awards you wish to be considered for.

You will not be able to access the online application form unless you have applied for admission to the University of Edinburgh and have full EASE authentication (see link below).

Your application for admission must be complete by the end of 5 January 2015, 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 (and thus consider you for funding). You will need to liaise closely with your two referees to ensure they supply the required references by this date.

Your application for a School of History, Classics and Archaeology Doctoral Scholarship must be completed using the online form (see link below) by 9 January 2015.

Please note that you will not be able to access the online application form unless you have applied for admission to the University of Edinburgh and have full EASE authentication.

Notification

All applicants will be notified of the outcome by March 2015.


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