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 2016/17 academic year (please check back regularly as we will be announcing further funding opportunities between now and December).

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. Some of the 'Other Postgraduate Funding Opportunities' can be used to supplement other funding awards.

Post Doctoral Funding Opportunities

Leverhulme Early Career Researcher Fellowships CLOSED

Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships

As one of the country’s leading research departments, 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.

Initial enquiries about matching your research interests with those of the School, and departmental-specific aspect of applications, should be sent to the School’s Director of Research, Professor Ulf Schmidt. Potential candidates are strongly advised to make contact with Professor Schmidt before applying.

The application process consists of the submission of a full CV, two references and a research proposal consisting of 2-3 pages of A4 directly to the university. For further particulars about the post see the following Job Description.

Please do not attempt to apply directly to the Leverhulme Trust, although further information about the Early Career Researcher scheme can be found at http://www.leverhulme.ac.uk/funding/ECF/ECF.cfm.

Closing date for applications and references is 31 January 2016. Please submit all documentation to:

Dr Mark Hurst
Research Support Officer
Rutherford College
University of Kent
Canterbury CT2 7NX
Email: historypg@kent.ac.uk
Tel: 01227 816378

PhD Funding Opportunities

AHRC CHASE Scholarships (PhD, Research) CLOSED

AHRC CHASE Scholarships

The University of Kent is proud to be part of the Consortium for the Humanities and the Arts South-East England (CHASE) which was awarded a £17million Doctoral Training Partnership by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) in October 2013. Our partners include The Courtauld Institute of Art, Goldsmiths, the Open University, and the Universities of East Anglia, Essex, and Sussex. CHASE is one of only 11 UK AHRC-funded Doctoral Training Partnerships and the partners have committed an additional £10million in studentship funding which allow CHASE to support over 375 PhD students in the arts and humanities across the partner institutions over five years.

CHASE will offer students a wide range of exciting opportunities to gain professional experience, work across institutions and disciplines, and acquire advanced research skills. Further information is available from the CHASE website.

How to apply

New students wishing to be considered for these scholarships must apply for a PhD place at the University of Kent by 13th January 2016 at the latest. Applicants are advised to discuss their research project with academic members of staff in the relevant schools as soon as possible. Any current PhD students wishing to be considered for AHRC funding should contact their School Director of Graduate Studies (with responsibility for research programmes) to advise them of this as soon as possible or by 13th January 2016 at the very latest. CHASE will fund up to 75 doctoral studentships for admission in 2016.

What happens next?

Stage 1:

All applications for PhD study received by relevant schools by 13th January 2016 will be considered for submission to the CHASE selection process. Please indicate on the application form that you would like to be considered for AHRC funding. All applications submitted by 13th January 2016 will be considered for CHASE funding.

Stage 2:

Candidates long listed for the CHASE competition by relevant Schools will be invited to complete a CHASE application form* by 4th February 2016 and attend an interview with Kent Selection Panels on 8th February 2016. After the interviews, the panels will take a decision on a final Kent shortlist of candidates for the overall CHASE competition involving all other partner institutions.

Stage 3:

The final Kent shortlist will go forward at the beginning of March to the CHASE selection panels which will be made up of members representing all seven CHASE partners. This panel will consider shortlisted candidates across the consortium. All candidates will be informed by 11th April 2016 about the outcome of their applications.

* Please note that access to the CHASE application forms will only be made available to long listed candidates.

2 x University of Kent The Vice Chancellor's Research Scholarships (PhD, Research) CLOSED

University of Kent The Vice Chancellor's Research Scholarships

The Scholarships

Kent has established 100 doctoral scholarships to be awarded annually. Successful candidates will demonstrate academic excellence and outstanding research potential. Scholarships will be offered at the standard UK Research Councils’ rate and administered under the Graduate Teaching Assistant Scheme, further details of which can be found at: http://www.kent.ac.uk/scholarships/postgraduate/gta.html

The School of History is pleased to offer two of The Vice Chancellor's Research Scholarships for 2016 entry.

Criteria

  • Candidates must hold a good Honours degree (First or 2i) or a Master’s degree at merit or distinction in a relevant subject or equivalent. 

  • The scholarship competition is open to all new postgraduate research applicants.

  • Current Kent research students are not eligible for this scholarship.

  • UK, EU and overseas fee paying students are invited to apply. Please note that overseas students must have the appropriate documentation to evidence eligibility to work in the UK. Further information can be found at: http://www.kent.ac.uk/hr-managementinformation/documents/eligibility-to-work/checking-eligibility-guidance.pdf

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 2016. Please visit Kent's postgraduate pages for comprehensive information about how to apply for postgraduate research study.

*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

In addition to their application for study, 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.

The deadline for receipt of applications eligible for this scholarship is 31 January 2016. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to a panel-led interview.

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

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

Scholarship application forms, CVs and covering letters should be sent by post or by email to:

Post:

University of Kent The Vice Chancellor's Research Scholarship Applications
c/o Faye Beesley,
School of History,
Rutherford College,
The University of Kent,
Canterbury,
Kent.
CT2 7NX

Email: historypg@kent.ac.uk

 

 

School of History Doctoral Studentship Opportunities CLOSED

School of History, University of Kent, PhD Studentship Opportunities 2016

The University of Kent's School of History, one of the leading history departments in the country, is pleased to invest in a range of Doctoral Studentships to commence in September 2016. These studentships are open to high-quality candidates with very good undergraduate degrees. The School welcomes strong applications in all areas of its world-leading research portfolio. We are, however, particularly keen to receive focused applications within the following broad areas of expertise:

 

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential
Candidates must hold a good bachelors degree (First or 2.i) in a relevant subject area

Desirable
MA in relevant subject area

Skills / Abilities

Essential

  • Demonstrated academic excellence in the area of research
  • Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to be able to organise and prioritise work
  • Appropriate language skills as required for the project

Desirable
Good IT skills

Salary

The Scholarships will range from fees only to fully-funded (fees + maintenance)

Application Process

All candidates wanting to be considered for one of the above Doctoral Studentships will have to apply for, and be granted, a place on the School of History’s doctoral programme.

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

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

Please send these documents to historypg@kent.ac.uk

For further information about the potential project areas, please visit our project website, or contact the School of History’s Research Support Officer Dr Mark Hurst (Tel. +44 (0)1227 816378).

Deadline:

31 January 2016

MA Scholarships

School of History MA Scholarship (Taught)

School of History Scholarship (Taught)

The School of History is pleased to offer a scholarship for Taught MA students:

The Scholarship is available to UK, EU and overseas students wishing to undertake a Taught Masters degree in the School of History or affiliated Centres. The Scholarships will cover tuition fees at the home/EU rate as well as a maintenance bursary.

Applicant Specification

The Scholarship is open to all Taught Masters 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 2016. 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.

Application Process

To apply for these 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 referees (address, email, telephone number).

  • Provide a letter (one side of A4) explaining why they would like to take the programme for which they have applied and their specific research interests.

The deadline for receipt of applications eligible for the scholarships is Monday 14th March 2016.

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

Post:

Taught Masters Scholarship Applications 2016
c/o Faye Beesley,
School of History,
Rutherford College,
The University of Kent,
Canterbury,
Kent.
CT2 7NX

Email: historypg@kent.ac.uk

School of History MA Scholarship (Research)

School of History Scholarship MA by Research

The School of History is pleased to offer a scholarship for MA by Research students:

The Scholarship is available to UK, EU and overseas students wishing to undertake a Research Masters degree in the School of History or affiliated Centres. The Scholarships will cover tuition fees at the home/EU rate as well as a maintenance bursary.

Applicant Specification

The Scholarship is open to all Research Masters 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 2016. 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 these 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 referees (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.

The deadline for receipt of applications eligible for the scholarships is Monday 14th March 2016.

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

Post:

Research Masters Scholarship Applications 2016
c/o Faye Beesley,
School of History,
Rutherford College,
The University of Kent,
Canterbury,
Kent.
CT2 7NX

Email: historypg@kent.ac.uk

School of History Scholarship MA in Modern History, Paris (Taught)

School of History Scholarship MA in Modern History, Paris (Taught)

The School of History is pleased to offer one scholarship for 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.

The Scholarship is available to UK, EU and overseas students. It 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's Taught Modern History MA programme at Paris for the academic year starting September 2016. 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.

Application Process

To apply for this School of History scholarship 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 referees (address, email, telephone number).

  • Provide a letter (one side of A4) explaining why they would like to take the programme for which they have applied; their specific research interests with a particular focus on why they would like to study for a semester in Paris.

The deadline for receipt of applications eligible for the scholarships is Monday 14th March 2016.

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

Post:

Taught Masters Scholarship Applications 2016
c/o Faye Beesley,
School of History,
Rutherford College,
The University of Kent,
Canterbury,
Kent.
CT2 7NX

Email: historypg@kent.ac.uk

School of History Scholarship MA in Imperial History

The School of History is pleased to offer two scholarships for a newly introduced MA in Imperial History. Available to UK, EU and overseas students, the Scholarships will cover full time tuition fees at the home/EU rate.

The MA in Imperial History will be administered by the School of History and convened by Dr Giacomo Macola, Senior Lecturer in African History.

This programme allows you to examine key themes and regions in the making of world history, from the 18th century to the present day.

Imperial history is a rapidly growing and innovative field of historical research, which offers you the opportunity to explore the origins, workings and legacies of empires. By critically engaging with a range of theoretical and empirical literatures, as well as conducting original research, you use historical data to tackle momentous questions relating to violence, development and global inequality.

Led by five specialists in the School of History, the programme takes a broad interdisciplinary approach which also encompasses renowned academics from other departments. The team offers particular expertise in African political history, the history of military technology and conflict, the history of decolonization, global histories of religion and the newly-emerging field of children and childhoods. You will also have the opportunity to participate in the activities of the Centre for the History of Colonialisms.

This programme offers an ideal launching pad for students who envisage careers with an international dimension or plan to embark on doctoral work.

Applicant Specification

To be eligible to apply for the scholarship applicants must:

  • hold a minimum 2.1 or equivalent in history or a relevant subject (eg, politics, international relations, archaeology). In certain circumstances, the School will consider candidates who have not followed a conventional education path. These cases are assessed individually by the Postgraduate Director of Recruitment & Admissions.
  • Applicants must also have applied for the programme through the University of Kent online Admissions Portal. Please visit Kent's postgraduate pages for comprehensive information about how to apply for postgraduate study.

Application Process

To apply for these 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 referees (address, email, telephone number).
  • Provide a 1000-word dissertation proposal. (NB: This writing sample is not binding. At this stage, it is primarily intended to enable the members of the scholarship committee to form an idea of the applicant’s original thinking, knowledge of the relevant historiography and proposed research methodology.)

The deadline for receipt of applications eligible for the scholarships is Monday 29th February 2016.

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

Post:

Taught Masters Imperial History Scholarship Applications 2016
c/o Faye Beesley,
School of History,
Rutherford College,
The University of Kent,
Canterbury,
Kent.
CT2 7NX

Email: historypg@kent.ac.uk

MEMS MA Scholarship

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

For details of the scholarship, application process and deadline please see the MEMS website.

History of the Sciences or Science, Communication & Society Taught Masters Scholarship

History of Science or Science, Communication & Society Taught Masters Scholarship

We are pleased to offer a scholarship for our MA in the History of Science, Medicine, Environment and Technology or our MSc in Science, Communication & Society.

The Scholarship is available to UK, EU and overseas students wishing to undertake a Taught Masters degree in this area. The Scholarship is valued at £5000.

Applicant Specification

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.

Application Process

To apply for this scholarship 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 referees (address, email, telephone number).

  • Provide a letter (one side of A4) explaining why they would like to take the programme and what they hope to gain from it in academic and career terms.

The deadline for receipt of applications eligible for the scholarship is Monday 14th March 2016.

Please note that History of Science, Medicine, Environment and Technology students can also apply for our MA Taught Scholarship.

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

Post:

History of the Sciences or The History of Science, Medicine, Environment and Technology Taught Masters Scholarship 2016
c/o Faye Beesley,
School of History,
Rutherford College,
The University of Kent,
Canterbury,
Kent
CT2 7NX

Email: historypg@kent.ac.uk

 

The University of Kent, Paris Taught MA Scholarship Fund

The University of Kent, Paris Taught MA Scholarship Fund

The University of Kent, Paris is pleased to announce a scholarship fund worth £25,000 for taught Master’s students studying during the academic year 2016–17.

Please find below the conditions and criteria of the scholarship fund and how to apply.

Conditions and Criteria

  • The scholarship fund is open to applicants who have been offered a place on any of the Kent, Paris MA programmes for the academic year starting in September 2016, whether split-site (Canterbury and Paris) or Paris only.
  • It is open only to applicants intending to study full-time.
  • UK, EU and overseas fee paying students are all eligible.
  • Candidates will be assessed on academic excellence, and will usually hold by July 2016 a first-class Bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject, or hold by July 2016 an equivalent non-UK qualification or a Master’s degree at merit or distinction in a relevant subject or equivalent.
  • Paris Scholarships to the value of £5,000 will be awarded to outstanding applicants able to demonstrate a high level of academic achievement, clear intellectual ambition and the potential to make a strong contribution to their chosen MA programme.

How to apply

  • Candidates must have received a conditional or unconditional offer of a place on one of the Kent, Paris programmes.
  • Candidates must send a letter of motivation, not exceeding 500 words, stating why they wish to join their chosen Kent, Paris MA programme and how this fits into their longer term plans.
  • The letter of motivation should be saved with the following file name: “FirstnameSURNAME_application number_letter of motivation”, for example:
    CatherineWOOD_123456789_letter of motivation.doc
  • The letter should be addressed to the Academic Director of Paris programmes and sent by email to paris@kent.ac.uk with the subject line: “Scholarship application Firstname SURNAME application number”, for example:
    Scholarship application Catherine WOOD 123456789
  • The opening date for accepting applications is Friday 1 April 2016. Please do not send scholarship applications before this date.

Deadline

The deadline for applications is midnight, Friday 27 May 2016.

 

 

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

T: +44 (0)1227 823710 or E: history@kent.ac.uk

Last Updated: 03/02/2016