School of History

Postgraduate Funding

The School of History offers a range of funding opportunities for Taught and Research postgraduate study.

We are pleased to announce the following funding opportunities for Masters and Doctoral study commencing in the 2014/15 academic year.

Please be aware that funding levels, eligibility and deadlines vary for the different funding opportunities.

Candidates are welcome to apply for a variety of taught and research funding opportunities if they wish to do so.

AHRC CHASE Scholarships (PhD, Research)

Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Consortium for the Humanities and the Arts South-East England (CHASE) - (Research)

The Scholarships

The School of History, as part of the Faculty of Humanities, is proud to be part of the CHASE Doctoral Training Partnership funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).

CHASE funds up to 75 doctoral studentships every year. Should you wish to apply to the University of Kent to compete for AHRC funding via the CHASE Doctoral Training Partnership, please apply for a PhD place at the University of Kent as soon as possible (or by 31st January 2014 by the latest) and indicate clearly on the application form your desire to be considered for AHRC funding. Further information about the selection process will be published here shortly.

Contact details for and information about potential supervisors can be found via the School of History's Staff Directory.

For further information about the Consortium for the Humanities and the Arts South-East England please visit the CHASE website.

4x School of History MA Scholarships (MA, Taught & Research)

School of History Scholarships (MA, Taught & Research)

The School of History is pleased to offer four scholarships for MA students:

  • One scholarship for our Taught MA in Modern History (Paris) - This programme will see the successful applicant study their first semester at the University of Kent's Canterbury campus and their second semester at the University's Paris campus.
  • Two scholarships for study on any of our Taught MA programmes at our Canterbury campus.
  • One scholarship for MA by research based at our Canterbury campus.

The Scholarships are available to UK, EU and overseas students and both Taught and Research students are eligible to apply. They will cover tuition fees at the home/EU rate as well as a maintenance bursary.

Applicant Specification

The Scholarship is open to all MA applicants who have applied (or are applying) to the School of History; the Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies (MEMS); or the Centre for American Studies for the academic year starting September 2014. Please visit Kent's postgraduate pages for comprehensive information about how to apply for postgraduate study.

Applicants must hold a good bachelor’s degree (First or high 2:1) in a relevant subject; it is strongly recommended that they have a History background.

Please note that Scholarships are only open to MEMS and American Studies students whose first proposed supervisor is in the School of History.

Application Process

To apply for one of the School of History scholarships applicants must, In addition to their application for study:

  • Provide a copy of their CV. This should include full name, address, telephone number and email address, as well as the names and contact details of two referess (address, email, telephone number).
  • Provide a research proposal (up to two sides of A4) which includes sections on the broader context, historiography, methodology and research questions. This can either be based on work previously undertaken for an undergraduate essay or dissertation, or it can outline a possible topic for the Masters dissertation.
  • Specify which of the scholarships is being applied for. There is no limit to the number of Scholarship applications you can apply for.

The deadline for receipt of applications eligible for the scholarships is 4 April 2014.

CVs and proposals should be sent by post or by email to:

Post:

MA Scholarship Applications 2014
c/o Chloë Robbins,
School of History,
Rutherford College,
The University of Kent,
Canterbury,
Kent.
CT2 7NX

Email:

c.robbins@kent.ac.uk

3x University of Kent 50th Anniversary Scholarships (PhD, Research)

University of Kent 50th Anniversary Scholarships (Research)

The Scholarship

In preparation for the University’s 50th anniversary in 2015, Kent has established an additional 100 doctoral scholarships to be awarded annually. Known as Kent’s 50th Anniversary Scholars, successful candidates will demonstrate academic excellence and outstanding research potential.

The School of History is pleased to offer three 50th Anniversary Scholarships for 2014 entry.

The Scholarships are available to UK, EU and overseas students and will cover tuition fees (at the home/EU rate) as well as a maintenance bursary. They are offered for one year in the first instance, renewable for a maximum of three years subject to satisfactory academic performance. It is expected that during the second and third years of the scholarship, recipients will undertake up to four hours of teaching per week as Graduate Teaching Assistants.

Applicant Specification

The scholarship competition is open to all doctoral research applicants who have applied or are applying to the School of History; the Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies (MEMS); or the Centre for American Studies for entry in the academic year starting September 2014. Please visit Kent's postgraduate pages for comprehensive information about how to apply for postgraduate research study. Candidates must hold a master’s degree (merit or distinction) in a relevant subject.

Existing University of Kent School of History doctoral research students may also apply for these scholarships.

Please note that Scholarships are only open to MEMS and American Studies students whose first proposed supervisor is in the School of History.

Application Process

New Doctoral Research Applicants

In addition to their application for study, all new doctoral research applicants wishing to be considered for these scholarships must:

  • Complete a scholarship application form. (.docx)
  • Provide a copy of their CV
  • Write a covering letter. Each applicant should supply the names, addresses, telephone numbers and emails of two referees.
Existing School of History Doctoral Research Students

Existing University of Kent School of History doctoral research students must complete the scholarship application form.

The deadline for receipt of applications eligible for this scholarship is 31 January 2014. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to a panel-led interview in February 2014.

Please note that all of these Scholarships will be based at the University of Kent's Canterbury campus.

Further, general information about Graduate Teaching Assitantships (GTAs) can be found at the University of Kent's scholarships webpages.

CVs and covering letters should be sent by post or by email to:

Post:

University of Kent 50th Anniversary Scholarship Applications
c/o Chloë Robbins,
School of History,
Rutherford College,
The University of Kent,
Canterbury,
Kent.
CT2 7NX

Email:

c.robbins@kent.ac.uk

1x School of History Scholarship (PhD, Research)

School of History Scholarship (Research)

The Scholarship

The School of History is pleased to offer one School of History Scholarship for 2014 entry.

The Scholarship is available to UK, EU and overseas students and will cover tuition fees (at the home/EU rate) as well as a maintenance bursary. It is offered for one year in the first instance, renewable for a maximum of three years subject to satisfactory academic performance. It is expected that during the second and third years of the scholarship, the recipient will undertake up to four hours of teaching per week as a Graduate Teaching Assistant.

Applicant Specification

The scholarship competition is open to all doctoral research applicants who have applied or are applying to the School of History; the Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies (MEMS); or the Centre for American Studies for entry in the academic year starting September 2014. Please visit Kent's postgraduate pages for comprehensive information about how to apply for postgraduate research study. Candidates must hold a master’s degree (merit or distinction) in a relevant subject.

Existing University of Kent School of History doctoral research students may also apply for this scholarship.

Please note that Scholarships are only open to MEMS and American Studies students whose first proposed supervisor is in the School of History.

Application Process

New Doctoral Research Applicants

In addition to their application for study, all new doctoral research applicants wishing to be considered for these scholarships must:

  • Complete a scholarship application form. (.docx)
  • Provide a copy of their CV
  • Write a covering letter. Each applicant should supply the names, addresses, telephone numbers and emails of two referees.
Existing School of History Doctoral Research Students

Existing University of Kent School of History doctoral research students must complete the scholarship application form.

The deadline for receipt of applications eligible for this scholarship is 31 January 2014. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to a panel-led interview in February 2014.

Please note that all of these Scholarships will be based at the University of Kent's Canterbury campus.

Further, general information about Graduate Teaching Assitantships (GTAs) can be found at the University of Kent's scholarships webpages.

CVs and covering letters should be sent by post or by email to:

Post:

Research Scholarship Applications
c/o Chloë Robbins,
School of History,
Rutherford College,
The University of Kent,
Canterbury,
Kent.
CT2 7NX

Email:

c.robbins@kent.ac.uk

1x School of History International Scholarship (PhD, Research)

School of History International Scholarship (Research)

The Scholarship

The School of History is pleased to offer one School of History International Scholarship for 2014 entry.

The Scholarship is available to overseas students and will cover tuition fees (at the international rate) as well as a maintenance bursary. It is offered for one year in the first instance, renewable for a maximum of three years subject to satisfactory academic performance. It is expected that during the second and third years of the scholarship, the recipient will undertake up to four hours of teaching per week as a Graduate Teaching Assistant.

Applicant Specification

The scholarship competition is open to all doctoral research applicants who have applied or are applying to the School of History; the Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies (MEMS); or the Centre for American Studies for entry in the academic year starting September 2014. Please visit Kent's postgraduate pages for comprehensive information about how to apply for postgraduate research study. Candidates must hold a master’s degree (merit or distinction) in a relevant subject.

Existing University of Kent School of History doctoral research students may also apply for this scholarship.

Please note that Scholarships are only open to MEMS and American Studies students whose first proposed supervisor is in the School of History.

Application Process

New Doctoral Research Applicants

In addition to their application for study, all new doctoral research applicants wishing to be considered for these scholarships must:

  • Complete a scholarship application form. (.docx)
  • Provide a copy of their CV
  • Write a covering letter. Each applicant should supply the names, addresses, telephone numbers and emails of two referees.
Existing School of History Doctoral Research Students

Existing University of Kent School of History doctoral research students must complete the scholarship application form.

The deadline for receipt of applications eligible for this scholarship is 31 January 2014. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to a panel-led interview in February 2014.

Please note that all of these Scholarships will be based at the Kent campus.

Further, general information about Graduate Teaching Assitantships (GTAs) can be found at the University of Kent's scholarships webpages.

CVs and covering letters should be sent by post or by email to:

Post:

International Scholarship Applications
c/o Chloë Robbins,
School of History,
Rutherford College,
The University of Kent,
Canterbury,
Kent.
CT2 7NX

Email:

c.robbins@kent.ac.uk

1x AHRC Project Scholarship (PhD, Research) - Networks and Actors in British and French Foreign Ministry Responses to the Idea of European Integration, 1919-1957

Networks and Actors in British and French Foreign Ministry Responses to the Idea of European Integration, 1919-1957 (Research)

The Project

The School of History is pleased to offer one three-year AHRC-funded PhD Scholarship from 1 January 2014.

Contributing to the work of Professor John Keiger (University of Cambridge) and Professor Gaynor Johnson (University of Kent) in their major AHRC project, Networks and Actors in British and French Foreign Ministry Responses to the Idea of European Integration, 1919-1957, the successful candidate will examine the attitude of British Foreign Office permanent officials towards European integration between 1957 and 1973 and discuss how their formative influences of education and social background influenced their ideas.

The successful candidate will also take part in a series of workshops relating to the project in London, Paris and Brussels during the period of his/her candidature. On successful completion, the candidate will be awarded a PhD from the University of Kent.

The Scholarship

The scholarship is available to UK, EU and overseas students and will cover tuition fees (at the home/EU rate) as well as a maintenance bursary. It is offered for one year in the first instance, renewable for a maximum of three years subject to satisfactory academic performance.

Applicant Specification

Applicants would normally be expected to have a minimum of an upper second class degree in History or History and Politics at undergraduate level and a Masters degree in twentieth century British or European History.

Further information about the project and enquiries about the studentship should be directed to:

Professor Gaynor Johnson,
School of History,
University of Kent,
Canterbury,
Kent,
CT2 7NX.

Email: G.L.Johnson@kent.ac.uk

The closing date for applications is 2 December 2013

Leverhulme Early Career Researcher Fellowships

Leverhulme Early Career Researcher Fellowships

As one of the country’s leading research departments (rated equal second in the last RAE), the School of History welcomes applications from suitably qualified candidates. With its range of research specialisms and vibrant research culture, the School of History provides an ideal environment for nurturing early career academics.

Please see the Leverhulme website for conditions and further details. For queries relating to the School’s research interests and departmental-specific aspect of applications, please contact Professor Gaynor Johnson (G.L.Johnson@kent.ac.uk)

Applications for these Fellowships have now closed.

1x American Studies / University of Kent 50th Anniversary Scholarships (PhD, Research)

American Studies / University of Kent 50th Anniversary Scholarship (Research)

The Centre for American Studies, one of the School of History's affiliated centres, is offering one University of Kent 50th Anniversary Scholarship. Offered jointly by the School of History and the School of English, all American Studies doctoral research applicants are eligible.

For more information about this scholarship please visit the American Studies website.

1x Medieval and Early Modern Studies Scholarship (MA, Taught)

MEMS Scholarship (MA, Taught)

The Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies (MEMS), one of the School of History's affiliated centres, is offering one Postgraduate Taught Scholarship. Funded jointly by the School of History and the School of English, all MEMS Taught MA applicants are eligible.

For more information about this scholarship please visit the MEMS website.

1x Friends of Medieval and Early Modern Studies Scholarship (MA, Taught)

Friends of MEMS Scholarship (MA, Taught)

The Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies (MEMS), one of the School of History's affiliated centres, is offering one Postgraduate Taught Scholarship. This new Scholarship is sponsored by the Friends of MEMS, all MEMS Taught MA applicants are eligible.

For more information about this scholarship please visit the MEMS website.

1x Medieval and Early Modern Studies / University of Kent 50th Anniversary Scholarships (PhD, Research)

MEMS / University of Kent 50th Anniversary Scholarship (Research)

The Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies (MEMS), one of the School of History's affiliated centres, is offering one University of Kent 50th Anniversary Scholarship. Offered jointly by the School of History and the School of English, all MEMS doctoral research applicants for a are eligible.

For more information about this scholarship please visit the MEMS website.

Royal Historical Society Support Grants

Royal Historical Society Support Grants

The Royal Historical Society has limited funds to assist postgraduate students (and some others) with expenses incurred in the pursuit of advanced historical research.

These funds are intended principally for postgraduate students registered for a research degree at United Kingdom institutions of higher education, both full-time and part-time, but the Society will also consider applications from individuals who have completed doctoral dissertations within the last two years and who are not in full-time employment.

More information and details on how to apply are available in the Postgraduate Information section of the Royal Historical Society website: Royal Historical Society website.

Christine and Ian Bolt Scholarship (Research, USA focussed)

Christine and Ian Bolt Scholarship

The Christine and Ian Bolt Scholarships were set up in memory of Christine Bolt, Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Kent, and were generously funded by her late husband, Ian Bolt.

Scholarships of up to £10,000 each (to include tuition fees) will be offered for one year in support of a sustained period of research while in the USA. During this year the students must be registered on a full-time postgraduate degree by research at the University of Kent. In exceptional circumstances, the scholarship holders may be invited to re-apply for a further one year's funding.

Scholarships are aimed at full-time postgraduate students whose area of research has an American element and/or where the centre of expertise or an important source of research material is located in the United States of America.  

The purpose of the fund is to award scholarships to deserving students studying in the Faculty of Humanities or Social Sciences at the University of Kent to support a sustained period of research in America for up to one year. Preference will be given to students and to candidates who have not had the opportunity to live or study for an extended period of time in the USA.

For further criteria and instructions about how to apply please visit the Christine and Ian Bolt Scholarship page.

Alumni Research Scholarship (Research, Kent graduates only)

Alumni Research Scholarship

This scholarship, for alumni of the University of Kent, was inaugurated in 1995 and has been awarded annually since. It is funded entirely through gifts from alumni and friends of the University. The scholarship is open to applicants from any subject; the successful applicant will be selected on the basis of academic excellence, achievements to date in their chosen field, their communication skills and their contribution to the life of the University community.

The successful applicant will be registered for a full-time research degree; the scholarship will be offered for one year in the first instance, renewable for a maximum of three years. The scholarship will cover tuition fees at the home rate and a maintenance grant.

The successful applicant will be expected to act as 'ambassador' for the University and to assist with fundraising for future scholarships. This will involve attending alumni events (not more than two per year) and being featured in, or writing for, University publications such as KENT, the University of Kent magazine or the University internal Newsletter.

For further criteria and instructions about how to apply please visit the Alumni Research Scholarship page.

School of History, Rutherford College, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NX

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Last Updated: 18/02/2014