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Funding for Postgraduate Study

Funding for postgraduate research and masters courses

We are delighted to support our students in seeking funding. The process can sometimes appear confusing so please don’t hesitate to ask for help and advice.

If you would like to discuss whether we could supervise your proposed area of research you can contact the PGR Director.Link opens in a new window Alternatively, you are welcome to contact potential supervisors directly. See the list of academic staff with their areas of expertise.

Remember that to be eligible for funding, you must also apply to the relevant MA or PhD programme in the History Department. That is, you cannot be considered for funding if you have not also applied for a place before the funding deadline and some of the funding streams require an offer before you can make the application. When you apply to Warwick you will be given an application identifying number which you can use to link to other applications.

Please visit the Doctoral College Scholarships and Funding Portal for full details of all PG funding awards.

If you are an overseas students who is successful in the M4C or ESRC competitions, Warwick University will make up the shortfall between the home fees paid by the studentships and the international fees charged by the university, so that you are not out of pocket.

Postgraduate research funding

Metallic Empire: Science, Energy, and Industrial Imperialism in the John Percy Collection, 1817–89

AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnership PhD Studentship - Now Closed

University of Warwick and Science Museum, London

Applications are invited for a fully-funded PhD studentship (fees and maintenance) to be held at the Department of History, University of Warwick and the Science Museum, London. The studentship is funded through the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s Science Museums and Archives Consortium Collaborative Doctoral Partnership (CDP) scheme. The project will be supervised jointly by Dr James Poskett (Warwick), Dr Katayoun Shafiee (Warwick), Dr Richard Dunn (Science Museum), and Mr Ben Russell (Science Museum).

Deadline for Applications: Friday 29th April 2022: 17:00 (BST)

Deadline for receipt of references: 4th May 2022, 12:00 noon (BST).

References are required ahead of the online interviews. It is the candidate's responsibility to ensure that referees are available and aware of this deadline and to ensure that these are submitted ahead of the interview week.

Online Interviews: Week beginning Monday 9th May 2022

How to Apply and Further Details: Metallic Empire PhD Studentship

Privacy Notice: As this award is in partnership with the Science Museum London, Warwick University will be required to share your application and, if successful, personal data with the Science Museum and the funder of the studentship, the AHRC through its collaborative doctoral award scheme. For further details, please see the full PRIVACY NOTICE.

International Applicants: Applications from international students are very welcome. The University of Warwick will cover the difference between home and international tuition fees. The PhD maintenance stipend is payable to international students at the same rate as home students.

Informal enquiries may be directed to Dr James Poskett (j.poskett@warwick.ac.uk).

AHRC Midlands4Cities DTP Studentships 2021/2022 - Now Closed

AHRC Midlands4Cities PhD funding for the UK and International Applicants

93 studentships are available as part of the Midlands4Cities (M4C) Doctoral Training Partnership for Home and international applicants, covering maintenance and full tuition fees over 3.5 years. The AHRC-funded Midlands4Cities Doctoral Training PartnershipLink opens in a new window (M4C) brings together eight leading universities across the Midlands to support the professional and personal development of the next generation of arts and humanities doctoral researchers. M4C is a collaboration between the University of Birmingham, Birmingham City University, University of Warwick, Coventry University, University of Leicester, De Montfort University, Nottingham Trent University and The University of Nottingham.

The History Department will select outstanding candidates to nominate for these award competitions. To allow sufficient time for us to consider your application and to work with you to develop it prior to the final closing dates for submission of written materials we ask that you make contact with a potential supervisor, or the PG Research Director Mark Knights at m.j.knights@warwick.ac.uk as soon as you can. To search for a potential supervisor in the Department by their specialism, click hereLink opens in a new window. For more information about why you might want to study with us click hereLink opens in a new window and there is further information about our research culture on the department webpages accessible from hereLink opens in a new window. We very much look forward to receiving your inquiries and would encourage potential applications from a broad and diverse range of students.

The AHRC M4C competition includes an interview, and selected candidates will be asked to make themselves available on 18 January 2022, with 19 January as a reserve.

Please note that in addition to the 'Open Competition' studentships, enabling students to suggest any topic of interest to them, there is also a Collaborative Doctoral Award: a partnership with the History of Parliament to research 'Contested Sexualities: Love, Desire and the Institution of Parliament in the Long Nineteenth Century'. For details click hereLink opens in a new window. The application process is set out hereLink opens in a new window.

There is a Writing Applications Workshop on 13 November, designed to guide prospective students through the process - details about how to sign up (by 12 November) are hereLink opens in a new window.

Deadline:

The deadline for M4C funding applications is 12 January 2022 (noon), by which time applicants must also have applied for a place to study at WarwickLink opens in a new window and have ensured that two academic references are submitted using the Midlands4Cities online reference form. Guidance, eligibility and applications to be made via the M4C websiteLink opens in a new window.

GREAT Scholarships

Ghana | Indonesia | Kenya | Mexico | Sri Lanka
WBS (Bangladesh, Indonesia, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Thailand)

The University of Warwick is pleased to announce that this year it will be offering six scholarships, in partnership with the British Council and the GREAT Britain campaign to pursue postgraduate study on specific masters level courses. The awards are worth £15,000 each for the 2022/2023 academic year.

Eligibility: Masters applicants from the countries listed above with overseas fee status

Value: £15,000 towards academic fees

Deadline: 1 June 2022

Wolfson Postgraduate Scholarship - Now Closed

Warwick are pleased to announce that we have four prestigious Wolfson Foundation Scholarships to offer to the very best PhD applicants for an October 2022 start. Wolfson scholarships support doctoral study in History, Literature and Language subjects.

Wolfson scholarships are for three years full-time or approximately six years part-time. The level of award for applicants starting in October 2022 will be £30,250 per annum (full-time, or pro-rata at 60% for part-time) for three years. Fees and research costs must be met from the award. UK and international applicants are welcomed. The scholarship can only be used to pay for the home level of fees, not the international level of fees. The shortfall can usually be paid for by agreement with your department, but this cannot always be guaranteed. If you are offered a Wolfson Scholarship, this will be made clear at the time of the offer.

How to apply:

Almost all our Wolfson applicants are also eligible to apply for a Midlands4Cities scholarship and we will automatically consider all our subject-eligible M4C applicants for a Wolfson scholarship. If you wish to be considered for a Wolfson Scholarship, please apply for a M4C scholarship. There is no separate application and no need to ask to be considered; all eligible applications will automatically be entered for the Wolfson competition. If you are ineligible to apply for a M4C scholarship, please get in touch with us at cadre@warwick.ac.uk to discuss how you can apply for a Wolfson Scholarship; we will only consider a separate application if you are ineligible for a M4C scholarship.

Deadline: 12 January 2022

Collaborative Doctoral Award with the Parliamentary Archives: Applications now open! - Now Closed

Parliamentary archives

Applications for a fully-funded collaborative doctoral award are now open. The award funded by the AHRC via the Midlands4Cities Doctoral Training Partnership will start in October 2022. The Department of History has partnered with the Parliamentary Archives to offer a project on 'Contested sexualities: love, desire and the institution of Parliament in the long nineteenth century'. In addition to the PhD research, the successful candidate will also gain experience and training in contributing to outreach activities, public engagement and diversity work for the Parliamentary Archives in London and in the Midlands. For more information please contact Professor Sarah Richardson and see here.

Deadline: 12 January 2022

ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership Scholarships 2022/2023 - Now Closed

The Midlands Graduate School DTP makes an annual award of a large number of studentships to outstanding applicants across the Social Sciences. Information on the different projects available and how to apply will be published in early February 2022 on the Collaborative and Joint Studentships page.

The studentships are linked to disciplinary and inter-disciplinary training pathways, and some have a built-in element of collaboration. The studentships are linked to disciplinary and inter-disciplinary training pathways, and some have a built-in element of collaboration. A Masters is not a prerequisite for studying at the Midlands Graduate School DTP.

A range of training programmes are available based on an assessment of the applicant’s prior learning and training needs. Economic and social history is defined very broadly, and if you are in any doubt as to whether your intended project falls within the remit of the ESRC, please contact esrcdtp@warwick.ac.uk

Open Competition

All information regarding the open competition has been updated on the MGS website: www.mgsdtp.ac.uk/studentships/howtoapply/. This closing date for student-led Open Competition applications is Tuesday 18th January 2022.

Supervisor-led Collaborative & Joint Competitions

Those academics wishing to submit a Collaborative Studentship proposal should do so using the attached ‘Collaborative Studentship 2022 Application Form’. Those academics wishing to submit a Joint Studentship proposal should do so using the attached ‘Joint Studentship 2022 Application Form’.

Prior to applying for either competition, applicants must ensure they read the ‘Guidance Notes for Academic Applicants for Joint and Collaborative Studentships’.

Proposals should be submitted as an email attachment with ‘ESRC DTP Collaborative Application’ or ‘ESRC DTP Joint Application’ (depending on the competition you are applying for) in the subject line to the ESRC DTP office: esrcdtp@warwick.ac.uk by the deadline of Tuesday 16th November 2021.


Details of both calls along with the application forms can also be found online at: www.mgsdtp.ac.uk/collaborativeandjoint/academics. This is a password protected page with the login: 2022collabjointcall

Please also find attached:

Chancellor's International Scholarship - 2022/2023 -Link opens in a new window Now Closed

CIS will fund full-time tuition fees at the Overseas rate, as well as a UKRI level stipend and £5,000 RTSG. The scholarship will fund up to 3.5 years of PhD study.

All Overseas fee-paying students are eligible for this scholarship, meaning they must be deemed as an ‘Overseas’ fee payer by PG Admissions. Both new students and 1st year PhD students are eligible for the scholarship.

Please note: The eligibility for this competition will enable all International and EU applicants to be considered for a scholarship.

Before submitting your application, please contact either your potential supervisorLink opens in a new window or the PGR DirectorLink opens in a new window to discuss how to make your application as strong as possible. Details of staff members' research interests and expertise can be found here. 

Deadline: 20 January 2022

China Scholarship Council - University of Warwick Scholarships - 2022/2023 entry - Now Closed

Up to 25 joint-funded PhD scholarships will be offered in collaboration with China Scholarships Council.

Awards made for entry in Autumn 2021 will include the following: The University will cover the full payment of overseas tuition fees for the duration of the CSC funding period; China Scholarships Council will provide a maintenance stipend and return international airfare between the UK and China for successful applicants. Successful candidates will be required to return to China after completing their PhD. Applicants must check their eligibility criteria set out by the CSC.

Deadline: 1 February 2022, 23.59 GMT

Richard and Anne Crossman Memorial Scholarship

This doctoral scholarship honours the memory of Richard Crossman and Anne McDougall Crossman. It will be awarded to an outstanding doctoral candidate accepted for admission in October 2022. The Scholarship covers Home fees and also provides an annual stipend at the standard RCUK rate for 3.5 years. There is no separate application process and the department will review outstanding applications from across different fields.

Please contact Professor Mark Knights (M.J.Knights@warwick.ac.uk) if you would like any more information about this scholarship.

One of our awarded students, Natalie Hanley-Smith, said:

"I knew that I wanted to go on to do a PhD before I had finished my MA, but I was in a position where I could not continue without funding. I was very fortunate to be awarded a Crossman Scholarship to support me financially while I did my PhD: the award allowed me to continue to pursue my interests while also providing for my young family.

The scholarship includes a fee waiver and a decent stipend which is paid monthly for 3.5 years. This stability enabled me to prioritise my research without feeling the pressure to find other sources of income. Being selected for this scholarship was also the deciding factor that made me choose to undertake my doctoral studies at Warwick.

The history department boasts a very supportive community of staff and students and being there also opened up so many opportunities that I might not otherwise have had access to, including running my own conference, conducting research in archives and libraries abroad, and the chance to gain teaching experience. I would highly recommend applying for the departmental scholarships to any prospective students."

Deadline

This award will be offered for students beginning their doctoral studies in the 2022-23 academic year. There is no separate application process, since a departmental committee will review all applications to the department.

Warwick Industrial Fellowships and Warwick Collaborative Fellowships (Previously WCPRS)

The guidance sets out how the Warwick Industrial Fellowships (WIF) and Warwick Collaborative Fellowships (WCF) schemes will work.

Please contact the Doctoral College or Faculty contact if you have further questions.

Please note that external collaborators need to supply 10-25% of the funding.

Please see more information about the Warwick Industrial Fellowships and Warwick Collaborative Fellowships.

Monash Warwick Alliance Joint PhD Scholarships - Now Closed

There are up to three scholarships available for entry in Autumn 2022/23. Awards will cover tuition fees; a stipend at the UKRI rate for two years spent at Warwick, and one year funded at the Australian Government rate; and a travel allowance of £2000 over the course of 3 years. It is essential that nominees for these scholarships are applying to one of the Monash Warwick Alliance Joint PhDs to begin in Autumn 2021. There is no nationality criteria for these scholarships, and applicants may be from any discipline where the Monash Warwick Alliance Joint PhD is offered. Students currently enrolled on a PhD or MPhil/PhD at the University of Warwick will not be eligible to apply.

Deadline: 20th January 2022, 23:59 GMT

Warwick Postgraduate Sanctuary Scholarships - Now Closed

The University is offering up to two fully-funded scholarships. Awards made for entry in October 2022 will include the following:

  • Length of funding: 4 years (pro rata for part time)
  • The full payment of academic fees
  • Research Training and Support Grant of £5,000 (one-off)
  • Value covers a maintenance stipend in line with UKRI rates (£15,609 for full-time award holders in 2022/23)

For full details and eligibility criteria, please see: https://warwick.ac.uk/services/dc/schols_fund/scholarships_and_funding/sanctuary

Deadline: PGR 14th February 2022, 23.59 GMT

Chevening Scholarships - Now closed

Chevening Scholarships are the UK Government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office and partner organisations, such as the University of Warwick. The scholarships support individuals with demonstrable potential to become future leaders, decision makers and opinion formers to study eligible one year taught master's degrees at UK institutions.

For the 2022/23 academic year, Warwick is generously co-funding 17 Chevening Partner Awards. These Chevening Awards are available for all eligible candidates in any subject area

All applicants who wish to be considered for a partner award at Warwick are encouraged to select Warwick as their first preference in their Chevening application. Applications are open until 2nd November 2021.

For more information about Chevening Scholarships and how to apply, please visit www.chevening.orgLink opens in a new window

Fulbright Commission Awards - Now closed

One Fulbright-University of Warwick Award will be offered to pursue a one-year Master’s degree programme (or the first year of a longer Master’s or PhD programme) in any subject.

Please see the Fulbright websiteLink opens in a new windowLink opens in a new window, which details further information about How to Apply.

Value: Covers full tuition fee and a £14,000 stipend towards general maintenance costs.

Eligibility: US citizens, all subjects

Postgraduate Masters funding

History Department MA Bursaries

The Department of History is offering five MA Inclusion Grants of £1000 each for applicants who did, or are doing, a History or History joint honours BA at Warwick. The bursaries are designed to widen access to postgraduate studies for students who come from diverse socio-economic, cultural, ethnic and religious backgrounds.

Applicants should make a case, in up to 750 words, explaining why they would like to be considered:

  • which MA programme they have applied for
  • a possible thesis topic
  • a CV (max. one side of A4)
  • and how they fit the inclusion criteria outlined above

 

Candidates should send these materials to pghistoryoffice@warwick.ac.uk and should ensure that they have also applied to one of the History Department’s MA courses. The grant will take the form of a discount from the standard MA fee.

Deadline: extended to Monday 1 August 2022

Li Xiaoming Scholarship - Details TBC

A scholarship for a one year taught masters in memory of Li Xiaoming.

Eligibility: Chinese citizens, Masters applicants in any subject

Value: up to £20,000 towards tuition fees

Deadline: 2022 entry to be announced Trust Master’s Studentship in History of Medicine

As part of their commitment to building an influential and diverse population of future researchers in humanities and social sciences, the Wellcome Trust have provided the Centre for the History of Medicine, based in Warwick’s History Department, with a number of studentships which cover full fees (at UK/EU rate) and a living allowance for one year of taught study on our MA in the History of Medicine. Applicants should be committed to building a career relevant to the themes covered by the Wellcome Trust’s Humanities and Social Science Schemes.

Competitive applicants will have a clear idea as to their Master’s research project and how this will lead to doctoral study or other careers in the field. Potential for synergy with ongoing research and activity in the Centre for the History of Medicine at Warwick would also be highly desirable. Applicants for 2023-24 are encouraged to express their interest and discuss potential applications by contacting Professor Roberta Bivins at r.bivins@warwick.ac.uk

Application information and deadlines:

In addition to submitting an application to the University of Warwick for a place on the MA in the History of Medicine, applicants should supply the following documents:

  • A document (maximum 750 words) explaining: i) why they are attracted to the History of Medicine MA at Warwick; ii) why they feel they are qualified for study in this area (for instance prior study in related fields); iii) their preliminary ideas for an MA dissertation, and iv) the relationship to longer-term aims for doctoral study or career development.
  • A CV (max. one side of A4) including degree classification or likely result and marks to date.
  • One piece of previously completed academic work (essay or dissertation) that provides an indication of your academic strengths.

Candidates should send these materials to pghistoryoffice@warwick.ac.uk.

Deadline: Wednesday 28th June 2023 at 12:00 noon

Warwick Postgraduate Sanctuary Scholarships - Now Closed

The University is offering up to three fully-funded scholarships. Awards made for entry in October 2022 will include the following:

  • Length of funding: 1 year (2 years part time)
  • The full payment of academic fees
  • Value covers a maintenance stipend in line with UKRI rates (£15,609 for full-time award holders in 2022/23)

For full details and eligibility criteria, please see: https://warwick.ac.uk/services/dc/schols_fund/scholarships_and_funding/sanctuary

Deadline: PGT- 14th March 2022, 23.59 GMT

Warwick Taught Masters Scholarship Scheme (WTMSS)

The University of Warwick will be offering the Warwick Taught Masters Scholarship Scheme to support eligible postgraduate students in 2022/2023. The Scheme has £500,000 to allocate and we expect to make a minimum of 50 awards. Awards are set at up to £10,000 per student and available to eligible Home fee status and UK domicile EU students from under-represented groups who wish to start a postgraduate taught masters course in 2022/2023.

For full information and eligibility criteria see Warwick Taught Masters Scholarship SchemeLink opens in a new window.

Deadline: 31 May 2022 (23:59 hours, GMT)

Fulbright Commission Awards - Now closed

One Fulbright-University of Warwick Award will be offered to pursue a one-year Master’s degree programme (or the first year of a longer Master’s or PhD programme) in any subject.

Please see the Fulbright websiteLink opens in a new windowLink opens in a new window, which details further information about How to Apply.

Value: Covers full tuition fee and a £14,000 stipend towards general maintenance costs.

Eligibility: US citizens, all subjects

Government Masters Degree Loans

The government may offer loans to students undertaking an eligible masters course.

See the Postgraduate Loans for Masters Courses page for further details.

Royal Historical Society Scholarships

In July 2022 the Royal Historical Society (RHS) launched a new programme to actively address underrepresentation and encourage Black and Asian students to consider academic research in History.

The Society is offering four scholarships, each of £5000, to four students who will begin a Masters’ degree in History (full or part-time), or related subject, at a UK or Irish university from autumn 2022.

The Scholarships continue and develop the Society’s commitment to tackling underrepresentation in academic History. By supporting Masters’ students the programme also focuses on a key early stage in the academic training of future researchers. With these Scholarships, the RHS seeks to support students who are without the financial means to study for a Masters’ in History. By doing so, we seek to improve the educational experience of four early career historians engaged in a further degree.

Applications for the 2022 Scholarships are now invited. The deadline for applications is: 23.55 BST on Friday 12 August 2022.

Apply hereLink opens in a new window