Scholarships for Research Degrees

These scholarships are History or Humanities-specific.  Please also consult the Funding Search for more awards, the Humanities page and individual college pages for further scholarships for which you may be eligible. 

The Faculty of History, University of Oxford, in partnership with The National Archives is pleased to offer an AHRC-funded Collaborative Doctoral Partnership award, starting in October 2017. The successful candidate will be enrolled at and receive their degree from the University of Oxford. They will be supervised by Dr Nicholas Cole and Dr Rob Johnson (Oxford) and supported by colleagues at the National Archives.

 

Project Outline: Peace Negotiations 1919-20

This studentship would look at an aspect of the peace negotiations that took place in Paris in 1919, and which created the League of Nations, the Treaty of Versailles together with four other major peace treaties, and the Paris Convention which regulated international aviation.  These complicated negotiations have been the subject of works such as Peacemakers: The Paris Peace Conference of 1919 and Its Attempt to End War, by Prof. Margaret MacMillan, but the records of the negotiations themselves remain difficult to use for research and unintelligible to the public.  The student will be encouraged to develop their own interests provided it falls within the remit of looking at the records of the Paris Conference.

This studentship would allow a student to work on an aspect of these negotiations in conjunction with colleagues at The National Archive and with the Quill Project on Negotiated Texts based at Pembroke College, Oxford (www.quillproject.net).  The Quill Project provides a platform for the study of negotiated texts.   It focuses especially on the creation of constitutions, treaties, and legislation, developing software that allows researchers to recreate the contexts within which decisions were made and providing a series of tools aimed at researchers for the presentation of this material to a wider public.  

As well as the core historical research, this studentship would provide the opportunity to assist with the development of a digital platform aimed at both humanities researchers and a wider audience.  As a whole this studentship would provide training in the use of archival material and digital editing methodologies.

 

Eligibility criteria

Applications are invited from candidates with a strong academic background in a relevant subject. Applicants should hold (or expect to achieve) a Master’s degree with merit or distinction and either a 1st Class or Upper 2nd Class Honours degree.

 

The award is funded through the AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnership programme and is subject to the AHRC’s terms and conditions. The studentship includes tuition fees up to the standard Home/EU amount and an annual maintenance grant. Note that overseas students are not eligible for AHRC awards (except under specific circumstances) and EU students need to assess whether they are eligible for fees and maintenance or fees only. The AHRC doctoral award provides some funding for travel and the student will be able to apply to a limited travel fund and external grant funds that would provide additional help.

 

 

Application procedure

Applications should be made through the Faculty of History by inserting the reference code 17AHRC-NT in the Departmental Studentship Applications section of the standard University graduate application. You will need to apply for both the programme and this studentship via the main university online graduate application form, and pay the application fee. To access the application form and application guide please visit our online prospectus at www.graduate.ox.ac.uk/apply.

 

Candidates who have already been offered a place on the DPhil in History and wish to be considered for this studentship are invited to submit an expression of interest to the History Graduate Office (graduate.admissions@history.ox.ac.uk) by the deadline.

 

Application deadline: 28 July 2017. Interview will take place in early August.

 

Further information

Informal enquiries are welcomed by Dr Nicholas Cole (nicholas.cole@history.ox.ac.uk).

 

Humanities Research Council (AHRC)

The AHRC provide a number of awards every year, to support graduate students across a range of disciplines.  To be considered for these studentships you must apply by the January admissions deadline.

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Cruttenden Scholarships are funded by a generous benefaction to the Kellogg College made in response to its campaign for scholarships to celebrate the ‘coming of age’ of the College in 2011.

For 2018-19, the Cruttenden Scholarship will be awarded to a student commencing full-time study for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in the subject area of British History or Local History. Eligible candidates will be normally resident in the United Kingdom.

The Scholarship is available on the basis of academic merit and is tenable at Kellogg College only.

Applicants wishing to enter into full-time D.Phil. study should apply for a place in the History Faculty and must list Kellogg as their preferred college choice.

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A fully-funded studentship is available for entry in October 2018. This will provide 1 year's full funding; open to outstanding students who apply for entry to one of the 1-year Master's courses for which Univ admits that are offered by the Faculty of History. Depending on additional partnership funding available to the History Faculty, the award may instead be made to an outstanding student who applies for DPhil entry to the Faculty of History.

The studentship will be awarded as part of the Faculty of History’s annual studentship competition and will cover living costs and all fees. Deadline for online applications is noon on 19 January 2018.

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Applications for 2017-18 have now closed. Scholarships for 2018-19 will be advertised in the academic year 2017-18.

Please visit http://www.rai.ox.ac.uk/scholarships for updates on when the application will become available.

 

Details for 2018-19 entry are still to be confirmed for this scholarship.

Details (see under ‘Oxford-Rothermere American Institute Graduate Scholarship’)

 

St Cross College is pleased to offer the Jan-Georg Deutsch Scholarship for the academic year 2018-19 and invites applications from students who will begin studying for a DPhil in History research degree on any aspect of African History or Global History from an African perspective at the University of Oxford in October 2018 and who list St Cross College as their first choice college on their Graduate Admissions application.

Applications should be received by Friday 30th March 2018. This Scholarship is tenable at St Cross College only. Application forms can be downloaded here or requested by email. Written requests should be sent to the Academic Secretary, St Cross College, St Giles, Oxford OX1 3LZ.

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St Cross College invites applications for the Paula Soans O'Brian Scholarship from students who will begin studying at the University of Oxford in the academic year 2018-2019 for a DPhil research degree in any of the arts and humanities disciplines. Applicants must list St Cross College as their first choice college on their Graduate Admissions application form in order to be eligible to apply for this scholarship.

The Scholarship is tenable at St Cross College only. Application forms can be downloaded from this site or requested by email. Written requests, completed applications and references should be sent to the Admissions and Academic Assistant, St Cross College, St Giles’, Oxford OX1 3LZ.

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Students who have an offer of admission to study for a DPhil within the Faculty of History starting 2017-18, who are graduates of an Irish University and normally resident in Ireland for three of the five years before October 2017. 

Where a suitable candidate is identified, the Scholarship will be awarded in conjunction with an AHRC award from the University of Oxford, and together these awards will fund all University and College fees and a grant to cover living expenses.  Otherwise, it may be awarded in conjunction with funding from the Faculty of History, or it may be awarded as a standalone Scholarship.

 

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Balliol College seeks to elect a Dinshaw Scholar. The Scholarship is open only to candidates of Indian nationality reading for any postgraduate degree in Engineering, Mathematics, Economics, History, Law or Physical and Biological Sciences.  Candidates will have an offer of admission to Oxford University and a place at Balliol College to read for one of these courses in the academic year 2018/19.

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Merton College are offering a scholarship to an applicant in Modern History

  • Eligibility – Home/EU/Overseas applicants for subjects Merton considers
  • Value - Merton funds full living expenses. University partner covers University and college fee.
  • Duration – up to four years (depending on period of fee liability)
  • Application – Via University application form for graduate study by the January application deadline

 

 

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To be eligible for a 2018 Marshall Scholarship, candidates must:

  • be citizens of the United States of America (at the time they apply for a scholarship);
  • (by the time they take up their scholarship ie September 2018) hold their first undergraduate degree from an accredited four-year college or university in the United States;
  • have obtained a grade point average of not less than 3.7 on their undergraduate degree.  (Applicants must have a GPA of 3.7 at the time of application). We do not accept rounded GPA's.
  • have graduated from their first undergraduate college or university after April 2015.
  • not have studied for, or hold a degree or degree-equivalent qualification from a British University or GCSE or A Levels taken at school in the UK.

Details on the availability of this at New College, Oxford can be found at http://www.marshallscholarship.org/studyuk/new

Details on the availability of this at Oriel College, Oxford can be found at http://www.marshallscholarship.org/studyuk/oriel

 

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Balliol College seeks to elect up to three female students to be Dervorguilla Scholars.  Candidates will have an offer of admission to Oxford University and a place at Balliol College to read for a higher degree commencing in the academic year 2018/19.  The scholarships are open to candidates in the Medical Sciences, Social Sciences, and Humanities division.

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One scholarship (2018-2021) is available for applicants who are ordinarily resident in the UK/EU/European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland and who are applying to a D.Phil. in History, specialising in the First World War.

 

The scholarship will provide at least £18,000 per annum to cover course fees, college fees and a grant for living costs. Awards are made for the full duration of fee liability for the course. The scholarship is funded by the Rothermere American Institute (RAI) in association with the Faculty of History’s Globalising and Localising the Great War (GLGW) programme and Pembroke College, and is made possible thanks to a generous donation from the Rothermere Foundation.

 

The holder of the scholarship will be part of the RAI’s and GLGW’s community of scholars, working alongside leading academics and graduate students exploring various aspects of the First World War and the United States in the early 20th century.

We wish to encourage applications for proposed doctoral theses to be based in the History Faculty that focus wholly or in part on the United States and the genesis or implications of the First World War. The time period can encompass the long durée of 1900-1930.

Application – via University application form for graduate study by 12 noon UK time (midday) on
Friday 19 January 2018

 

 

Details for 2018-19 entry are still to be confirmed for this scholarship.

They will be updated at http://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/graduate/fees-and-funding/fees-funding-and-scholarship-search/scholarships-3 initially

 

 

The Wolfson Isaiah Berlin Clarendon Scholarship​ is open to all new Humanities and Social Science DPhil students from all countries There is no separate application process. Applicants, whether internal or external, should apply to the University of Oxford under the standard procedures for graduate degrees for 2017-18. Applications should be made by the 20th January deadline. The successful scholar will become a member of Wolfson College.

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The Norman Hargreaves-Mawdsley Scholarship is open to new Humanities graduate students, specialising in Spanish or Latin American Studies (preferably history).  There is no separate application process. Applicants, whether internal or external, should apply to the University of Oxford under the standard procedures for graduate degrees for 2017-18. Applications should be made by the 20th January deadline.  If there are two or more candidates of equal academic merit, priority will be given to the candidate who has listed Wolfson as his or her first choice college on the University application form.  The successful scholar will become a member of Wolfson College.

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The Scholarship is open to new students undertaking a DPhil in the area of Life-Writing in

English, Medieval & Modern Languages, History, or Music.  There is no separate application process. Applicants, whether internal or external, should apply to the University of Oxford under the standard procedures for graduate degrees for 2017-18.  Applications should be made by the 20th January deadline.  If there are two or more candidates of equal academic merit, priority will be given to the candidate who has listed Wolfson as his or her first choice college on the University application form.  The successful scholar will become a member of Wolfson College

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Candidates will have an offer of admission to Oxford University and a place at Balliol College to read for a DPhil commencing in the academic year 2018/19.  The scholarships are open to candidates in any subject in the Humanities Division except Philosophy, and subject in Maths, Physical and Life Sciences Division except for Chemistry or Political/International Relations.

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Candidates will have an offer of admission to Oxford University and a place at Balliol College to read for a higher degree in History, commencing in the academic year 2018/19.  The .  No separate application is required to be considered for this Scholarship.

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The Sloane Robinson Foundation Graduate Awards are offered in partnership with the Clarendon Fund, with the AHRC, and with the ESRC.  Further information is provided here and here .

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Hubert Stadler was the Faculty of History’s Graduate Studies Officer for twenty years; he died in post in December 2015.  This scholarship is in Hubert’s memory and is jointly funded by money raised by his colleagues and friends in the Faculty and University and by Corpus Christi College. One scholarship of £15,000pa for 3  years is available for applicants who are ordinarily resident in the UK or EU and who are applying for a full-time DPhil in History.  The scholarship is only tenable at Corpus Christi College where Hubert was a graduate student in History in the 1980s. All eligible applicants will be considered for this scholarship, regardless of which college (if any) they state as their preference on the graduate application form.  However, successful applicants will be transferred to Corpus Christi College in order to take up the scholarship.  There is no separate application process for this scholarship: to be considered, submit your application for graduate study by the 20th January deadline.

 

 

This is presently held by a doctoral student and the next available Dacre Scholarship will be available from 1st October 2018 at New College

 

 

Open to all graduate applicants for courses in the Humanities; preference given to international applicants. The scholarship amount is £10,000 towards University and College fees, with any remainder paid directly to the student for living expenses.  Please note that there is a separate application process for this. The closing date for all application material is Friday 3 March 2017

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St Benet’s Hall is actively fundraising for Graduate Scholarships, but does not yet have significant resources.  However, we are delighted to announce the launch of the Fr Nick Smith Bursary, which will award up to £300 a year for graduate students in Classics or History.

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The Scholarship is open to suitably qualified students reading or intending to read for a research degree in the arts and humanities who are liable to pay fees (NB: for this purpose college continuation charges do not count as fees). It will cover the value of the College Fee, tenable for one year from 1 October 2017, with the possibility of renewal for a further two years, subject to satisfactory academic progress.

At the time of taking up the Scholarship, the Scholar must have been admitted as a postgraduate student by a relevant Faculty of Oxford University, and must be, or become, a member of Linacre College

 

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This Scholarship, named in honour of a former Principal of Linacre College and Humanities scholar, will be awarded in conjunction with AHRC doctoral grants to provide a fully-funded scholarship for a DPhil student in a Humanities subject for up to three years.

All eligible candidates will be considered and no further application is required. The Scholarships are tenable only at Linacre College.

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The Mica and Ahmet Ertegun Graduate Scholarship Programme funds full-time graduate degrees in various subjects in the Humanities.  Established in 2012, the programme is supported by the generosity of Mica Ertegun.  To be considered for an Ertegun Scholarship, applicants must indicate this on their application form by the January admissions deadline.

You must also complete a supporting statement (Word doc) and upload it as a pdf document together with your Graduate Application Form by the application deadline in order for your application to be complete.  The statement requires you to answer three questions (in no more than 500 words each) that relate to the aims and mission of the Ertegun Scholarship programme.  The Selection Committee will consider your supporting statement in conjunction with your course application.

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Clarendon Scholarships are awarded on the basis of outstanding academic merit and potential to graduate students from all around the world.  Scholarships are tenable in all subject areas and are open to candidates who apply for a new full- or part-time Master's or DPhil course at Oxford by the January deadline for your course, whereby you will automatically be considered for a Clarendon Scholarship.

 

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The gift of Mr Kenneth Sewards-Shaw, Old Member of Lincoln College

Eligibility: candidates must be new graduate students of the College in the area of Law, History, English or Politics.

Value:  £1,500 (+£500 - see below)

Duration:  1 year

Candidates should have attained a high standard in their previous academic work. The candidate who is selected for this award will be expected to give a presentation on their work to members of the Middle and Senior Common Room at a joint seminar during their first year at Lincoln.  There will be a reward of an additional £500 for doing so.

Application: Applicants must hold a place, or an offer of a place, at Lincoln College  before making an application. Scholarship application forms will be  available for download from the Details link below from 5th February 2018.

Deadline: 1 June 2018

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