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Funding Available for Postgraduate Study


We are delighted to support our students in seeking funding. Please see the list below for some specific sources of funding for which you might be eligible.

Applying for funding can appear confusing so please don’t hesitate to ask for help and advice. If you would like to discuss whether the Warwick History Department could supervise your proposed area of research you can contact the PGR Director. 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 by the deadlines listed below.

Previous Departmental Successful Funding Applications 
The information listed below is derived largely from the Doctoral College Scholarships and Funding Portal. Please visit this website for full details of all PG funding awards.

Departmental PG Prizes and Bursaries for Prospective Students

Richard and Anne Crossman Memorial Scholarship - available for PhD applicants

The Warwick History Department is delighted to announce the opening of applications for the 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.

Please contact Professor Mark Knights ( if you would like any more information about this scholarship.

Please read the testimony of one of our awarded students here.

Deadline: This award will be offered for students beginning their doctoral studies in the 2022-23 academic year. Application details will be available at the start of the 2021-22 academic year.


MA Inclusion Grants - available for MA applicants

One of the three grants of £1000 each is reserved for a BME student who did or is 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 social, cultural, ethnic and religious backgrounds.

Applicants for the Bursaries should make a case, in up to 750 words, explaining why they would like to be considered, which MA programme they have applied for, and a possible thesis topic, together with a CV (max one side of A4).

Candidates should apply by 1 July to and should by then have already made their MA application to the department (see Taught course applications ( The grant will take the form of a discount from the standard MA fee.

If you have any question please contact the director of PGT studies, Claudia Stein (


Warwick Taught Masters Scholarship Scheme (WTMSS)

The University of Warwick will be offering the Warwick Taught Masters Scholarship Scheme to support eligible postgraduate students. Awards are set at up to £10,000 per student and available to eligible Home fee status students from under-represented groups who wish to start a postgraduate taught masters course.

For further information see: Warwick Taught Masters Scholarship Scheme

Deadlines: TBC


Government Masters Degree Loans - available for MA applicants

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

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


Wellcome Trust Master’s Studentship in History of Medicine - available for MA applicants

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 2021-2 are encouraged to express their interest and discuss potential applications by contacting Professor Mathew Thomson: 


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 of dissertation) that provides indication of your academic strengths.

Candidates should send these materials to

Deadline: 1 July 2021 (23.59 GMT)


AHRC Midlands4Cities DTP Studentships 2021/2022- the competition has closed - available for PhD applicants

These 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 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 as soon as you can.

The AHRC M4C competition includes an interview, and we guarantee to interview all candidates who have submitted their complete applications by the 8th of January 2021. Interviews will take place online on 19th January 2020, with further details and times to follow.

To search for a potential supervisor in the Department by their specialism, click here.

Deadline: The deadline for M4C funding applications is 13 January 2021 (noon), by which time applicants must also have applied for a place to study at their chosen lead institution 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 website.

Chancellor's International Scholarship - 2021/2022- the competition has closed - available for PhD applicants

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 supervisor or the PGR Director to discuss how to make your application as strong as possible. Details of staff members' research interests and expertise can be found here. 

Full details of these awards are available via the link below:

Deadline for applications: 23rd January 2021 23:59 GMT

ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership Scholarships 2021/2022 - the competition has closed - available for PhD applicants

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 2021 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.

Full details of the studentships available and the application process are available at

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

Deadline for applications: Tuesday 26 January 2021 (23:59 GMT)

Wellcome Trust PhD Funding - the competition has closed - available for PhD applicants

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 relevant Master's degree to be eligible. Full details on the scheme are available on the Wellcome Trust funding pages: Wellcome Trust Doctoral Studentship. Potential applicants should contact Professor Mathew Thomson as soon as possible as the development of a strong application will take time:

Please see the Centre for the History of Medicine webpage for further information.

Deadline: 2nd March 2021 (however your final application will need to be ready a week ahead of this to provide time for necessary institutional approval of the application)

China Scholarship Council - University of Warwick Scholarships - 2021/2022 entry - the competition has closed - available for PhD applicants

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.
For full details please see:
Applicants must check their eligibility criteria set out by the CSC (
Deadline: 23rd January 2021 23:59 GMT

Monash Warwick Alliance Joint PhD Scholarships - the competition has closed - available for PhD applicants

There are up to three scholarships available for entry in Autumn 2021/22. 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: 23rd January 2021 23:59 GMT

Warwick Postgraduate Sanctuary Scholarships - the competition has closed - available for MA and PhD applicants

Postgraduate Taught students

We are offering up to three fully-funded scholarships.

Awards made for entry in October 2021 will include the following:

  • Length of funding: 1 year
  • The full payment of academic fees
  • Value covers a maintenance stipend in line with UKRI rates (£15,285 for full-time award holders in 2021/22)

Postgraduate Research students

We are offering up to two fully-funded scholarships.

Awards made for entry in October 2021 will include the following:

  • Length of funding: 4 years
  • 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 (£15,285 for full-time award holders in 2021/22)

Full details of the scheme, deadlines, application process and eligibility criteria are available here

PGR Application deadline: 1st March 2021, 23:59 GMT

PGT Application deadline: 15th March 2021, 23:59 GMT

Wolfson Postgraduate Scholarship - the competition has closed

The University of Warwick is proud to be offering four of the prestigious Wolfson Postgraduate Scholarships in the Humanities for entry in the 2020/2021 academic year.

The scholarships are available for doctoral research, for a duration of three years, and in three disciplines that align closely with the Foundation's interests: history, literature, and languages.

Fee status: Home/EU

Value: £28,750 per annum to cover full fees, a maintenance stipend, research, and training costs.

Accepted departments: Scholarships will be awarded to outstanding applicants in the areas of History, Literature and Languages. Wolfson scholarships are not eligible to students where there is a co-supervision arrangement with another institution.

How to Apply: Please follow the same application process as for AHRC M4C scholarships. Candidates that are eligible will be selected and nominated for Wolfson scholarships from the M4C applications - you do not need to make a separate application or request.

Chevening Scholarships - the competition has closed 

Chevening Scholarships are the UK government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations. The programme makes awards to outstanding scholars with leadership potential from around the world to study postgraduate courses – mostly one-year Master's degrees – at universities in the UK.

Applications for 2021/2022 are now open. Please see the website for further information.

Value: Covers fees and a Maintenance stipend

Eligibility: See 

Deadline: Applications for 2021/2022 Chevening Scholarships should be submitted by 12:00 GMT on 3 November 2020.

Fullbright-University of Warwick Award - the competition has closed - available for MA applicants

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. Covers full tuition fee and a £14,000 stipend towards general maintenance costs. Eligible for US citizens.

Applications are now open for the 2021/22 awards.

Please see the Fulbright website, which details further information about How to Apply.

Deadline for applications: Tuesday, October 13, 2020, at 5 pm Eastern Time.

Other sources of funding are detailed at: