Scholarships and Student Funding

Justin Arbuthnott PhD Scholarship in Modern Irish History

One scholarship will be awarded to an outstanding applicant proposing to undertake a PhD in modern Irish history full-time at the University of Edinburgh.

Award

The scholarship will have a value of £15,000 per annum payable for a maximum of three years, subject to satisfactory progress.  Tuition fees at either the Home/EU or overseas rate as appropriate, will be deducted from the Scholarship and the balance paid to you as a stipend.

Background

This scholarship aims to promote the better understanding of Ireland and various complex relationships which link Ireland and the UK by facilitating advanced study by PhD students in modern Irish history at the University of Edinburgh.

It is named for Justin Arbuthnott, who was drowned along with three friends one night in July 1989 when their boat capsized off the coast near County Donegal in Ireland.

All four were in their early 20's and were students at the University of Edinburgh where they had first met and become close friends.

Criteria

The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic merit. Candidates must have, or expect to obtain before commencing the PhD, a UK 2:1 honours degree in a relevant discipline and a relevant masters degree with an overall mark of at least 65%, or the international equivalent.

Eligibility

Applications are invited from candidates who have applied to a PhD programme in History, Scottish History or Economic and Social History.  Candidates must be able to clearly demonstrate how their project contributes to the field of British/Irish relations.

Applying

Eligible applicants should complete an online scholarship application

The scholarshp deadline is 23:59 GMT 1st May 2020.

In order to gain access to the scholarship application system applicants must have applied for admission to the University of Edinburgh.  Please note that, following the submission of an application for admission, it can take up to five working days for all system checks to be completed and for access to be granted.

The online scholarship application form is located in EUCLID and can be accessed via MyEd our web based information portal at https://www.myed.ed.ac.uk

When logging in to MyEd, you will need your University User Name and password. If you require assistance, please go to http://www.ed.ac.uk/student-systems/support-guidance

Please direct general enquiries about these awards to GradSchool.HCA@ed.ac.uk