Scholarships and Student Funding

The William R McFarlane Scholarship

The Edinburgh Centre for Global History (ECGH) invites applications for the William R. McFarlane Scholarship from candidates who meet the relevant criteria and have been accepted to a PhD programme in the School of History, Classics and Archaeology, commencing in the academic year 2022-2023.

The William R McFarlane Scholarship supports outstanding doctoral research in Scottish diaspora studies and related disciplines.  Although Scottish history is a core concern, the Migration, Slavery & Diaspora Studies hub, which has developed out of the Scottish Centre for Diaspora Studies, has broad transnational interests and welcomes projects relating to other nations which put the Scottish example in a comparative perspective.

The next award for this scholarship is expected to be made for the academic year starting September 2022.

Award

The award will cover Home (UK) fees and provide an annual stipend at the standard RCUK rate (rate for 2022-2023 to be announced, but the equivalent for 2021-2022 was £15,609) for three years. An overseas awardee will be expected to cover the balance of her/his fees for three years.

The successful applicant will become a member of the ‘Migration, Slavery and Diaspora Studies’ Hub within the ECGH, which boasts a lively and supportive postgraduate community. The successful applicant will be expected to participate in the ECGH’s activities, including the Graduate Workshop.

For more information on the award and how to apply, please see the link below.

Eligibility

Applicants for this award must:

  • Hold a UK 2.1 or 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.

All high quality proposals relating to migration and/or diaspora studies from any period, and from any geographical region, will be considered. Although Scottish history is a core concern, the Migration, Slavery and Diaspora Studies Hub has broad transnational interests, and welcomes projects relating to other nations or regions that put the Scottish example in a comparative perspective. Current/recent projects have focused on issues surrounding memory and identity (including military Scottishness, Irish diasporas in Melbourne and Chicago, and mapping memories of slavery), Scottish, Dutch, Jewish, and enslaved African diasporas in the early modern Atlantic World, and the impact of Scottish involvement with the slave economy on material culture at home. Prospective applicants are welcome to propose topics in related areas, but should not feel obliged to do so. 

Informal enquiries about the award may be made to:

Professor Diana Paton (Director of Edinburgh Centre for Global History) (for queries regarding your scholarship application)

Dr David Silkenat (Graduate Officer for History) (for queries regarding your PhD application)

Criteria

Applicants for these awards must:

  • Hold a UK 2.1 or 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

 

Eligible applicants should complete an online scholarship application

Eligible applicants should complete an online scholarship application

The scholarship deadline is 23:59 BST 15th June 2022.

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 ten 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

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Notification

Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their applications as soon as possible after the deadline.  We reserve the right not to make an award in the event that no suitable applications are received.