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Study and Research Funding

Researchers in the History of Medicine have many options when it comes to funding, and CHM has a strong track record of attracting external funding in a very competitive field. The Centre for the History of Medicine itself, the Department of History, the University of Warwick, and external funders such as the Wellcome Trust, AHRC, ESRC have individual schemes to support students at MA and PhD levels, and researchers at postdoctoral level. Please see the information below for further details of MA funding options, PhD funding options, and Postdoctoral funding options:

MA funding

Undergraduates and others interested in the MA are encouraged to contact the CHM MA Coordinator (usually the Centre Director) for more information. For 2018 onwards this is Professor Hilary Marland hilary dot marland at warwick dot ac dot uk

  • CHM has Wellcome Trust funding for 3 MA studentships in the History of Medicine over the period 2018-21. These cover fees, a stipend and a small budget for research expenses. Applicants who wish to be considered for other funding as well (as a fallback option) will need to apply by the History Dept's main funding deadlines (see link below for further information)
  • The Centre for the History of Medicine is sometimes able to offer bursaries (usually fees-only) for students applying for admission to the MA in the History of Medicine. We regret that these are not currently available.
  • In addition, the History Department may offer a number of Departmental MA bursaries to outstanding candidates. All applicants requiring funding will be considered for an award automatically (i.e. no separate form is required).
  • The Economic Social Research Council (ESRC) funds linked Master's-PhD awards (1+3) with suitable research topics. These awards are administered through Warwick's ESRC Doctoral Training Centre, based on an initial application for MA-PhD study. Please contact the History PG and Research Coordinator for further information.
  • There may also be other funding possibilities from the wider University of Warwick (follow the link below to the History Dept pages for further details)

All History of Medicine MA candidates should apply by the required deadline using the University's online system AND also produce a short c.v. (maximum two pages) and a two-page proposal outlining their potential dissertation topic, their research questions, and an indication of the sources to be drawn on to pursue their dissertation project. Please email the c.v. and proposal directly to Professor Hilary Marland.

For further important information on current funding available and application deadlines please see the History Department's 'Funding for PG Study' pages'.

There is also a useful, searchable list of all postgraduate funding available from the Graduate School.

You may also like to see CHM's Applicants' Topics and Titles page for a list of successful applications by funder, with the applicants' statements (MA, Doctoral and Postdoctoral funding).

PhD funding

  • Fully funded doctoral studentships providing up to three years of fees, stipend and research expenses are available from the Wellcome Trust. Candidates must have completed, or be registered on, a Master's degree in the History of Medicine or a Master's of 'equivalent standing' to be eligible. 2018-19 Application Deadlines and Information (please be advised these may be subject to change)
  • The History Department often awards a small number of doctoral scholarships each year. The awards usually cover fees at the Home-EU rate and provide an annual stipend, and are available to both Home/EU and overseas candidates applying for full-time study in any field suitable for supervision by the Department. Please visit the History Dept's PG funding pages (link below) for further details of these and and other awards available.
  • The Economic Social Research Council (ESRC) supports postgraduate training in the social sciences. Funding is available for linked Master's/PhD awards (1+3) and three-year PhD (+3) studentships with suitable research topics. These awards are administered through Warwick's ESRC Doctoral Training Centre, based on an initial application for MA/PhD study. Please contact the History PG and Research Coordinator for further information.
  • Warwick's Arts Faculty CADRE (Centre for Arts Doctoral Research Excellence) offers fully funded 3.5 year doctoral funding for Home/EU candidates and will also put candidates forward for other awards. Further details here.

For further important information and funding deadlines please see the History Department's 'Funding for PG Study' pages.

There is also a useful, searchable list of all postgraduate funding available from the Graduate School.

You may also like to see CHM's Applicants' Topics and Titles page for a list of successful applications by funder, with the applicants' statements (MA, Doctoral and Postdoctoral funding).

Postdoctoral funding

Research grant appplications for postdoctoral funding are subject to internal application procedures (within History and Research and Impact Services) and we therefore advise you to contact both the CHM Director and the Department (at HistoryResearch at warwick dot ac dot uk) well in advance for further information. For further funding options, important information and funding deadlines please see the History Department's 'Funding Opportunities' pages. You may also like to see CHM's Applicants' Topics and Titles page for a list of successful applications by funder, with the applicants' statements (MA, Doctoral and Postdoctoral funding).

Some of the main schemes are listed here:

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  • Postdoctoral researchers can apply to the Wellcome Trust Research Fellowships. This scheme supports individuals at all stages of their career not in established academic posts, wishing to undertake a period of research. This is a two-stage process, with an initial Preliminary application required, and successful candidates then invited by the Trust to complete a Final Application. Funding Information and Deadlines for 2017-18 (please be advised these may be subject to change)
  • You may also wish to see funding opportunities within the Wellcome Trust Public Engagement Funding Schemes.
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  • The ESRC offers funding and fellowships for Early Career Researchers with less that 4 years postdoctoral experience and looking to manage their first research project: Please consult their 'New Investigator Awards' pages for further information.
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