History PhD Funding 2016

PhD and Masters Scholarships In Arts & Humanities

New! Applications are now open for a new ESRC Network Studentship on Comparative Historical Perspectives on Crime, Innovation and Social Change. See below for more details. 

Applying for funding:

Whatever funding you're applying for, we recommend getting in touch with the member of staff you are hoping to work with before you begin. They will be able to discuss your research proposal with you and offer advice on your application.

Before applying for funding, you will first need to apply to the PhD programme. You will then need to follow the application process for your chosen form of funding. Funding application processes may vary so please carefully check the information for each source of funding (below). You do not need to have received an offer before you submit your funding application.

Please note: WRoCAH requires a separate funding application form submitted via the WRoCAH website.

We need to receive your course application, funding application(s) and full supporting documents by the appropriate deadline. You should make sure your referees are aware of the time-frame and that the reference will form part of your funding application.

Any questions? please contact our Admissions and Postgraduate Support Manager, Miss Beky Hasnip, or the Director of Graduate Study, Dr Adrian Bingham.

 

The following project studentship competition is now open for 2016 entry

 ESRC Network Studentship - Comparative Historical Perspectives on Crime, Innovation and Social Change

We are delighted to announce a new ESRC White Rose Network Studentship for 2016 entry.

White Rose DTC ESRC Networks promote collaboration across the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York. The intention is to support interdisciplinary research excellence and develop critical mass in key areas of research with the aim of building long-term research partnerships between the White Rose Universities. ESRC networks each have three doctoral researchers, one each at Leeds, Sheffield and York. Each doctoral researcher works on a separate project under a common theme.

Sheffield deadline: 5pm, Friday 29 April 2016
Sheffield interviews: week commencing 9 May 2016

Network theme: The network will conduct comparative historical analysis of the multi-dimensional relationships between crime, innovation and social change with studies of the impact of new technologies of transport, financial transactions, and communications on crime, society and policing since the eighteenth century. These studies will deepen understandings of the historical present and seek to make empirically-based recommendations for law and criminal justice policy and practice.

Sheffield project focus: Crime, Innovation and Mobility: Transport Migration and Policing in England, 1750-1950.
Supervisory team: Professor Bob Shoemaker (Department of History, Sheffield), Dr Mark Roodhouse (Department of History, York)

Find out more about the Sheffield project here.

Leeds project focus: Crime, Innovation and Communications Technologies: Virtual Crime Before and After the Internet
Supervisory team: Dr David Churchill (School of Law, Leeds), Professor Paul Knepper (School of Law, Sheffield)

York project focus: Crime, Innovation and the Technology of Money
Supervisory team: Dr Sarah Wilson (Law School, York), Dr Henry Yeomans (School of Law, Leeds)

Find out more about this network on the ESRC website.

 

The following University funding competitions for 2016 entry are now closed.

Information about funding for 2017 entry will be announced in November 2016.

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AHRC White Rose College of the Arts & Humanities Scholarships

Deadline: 5pm, Tuesday 2 February 2016

Full PhD scholarships are available in History through the White Rose College of Arts and Humanities (WRoCAH) Doctoral Training Partnership.

WRoCAH is an AHRC-funded consortium of the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York which has secured in excess of £19 million of funding for this new initiative, now in its second year, with the institutions themselves providing a further £4 million of additional investment. The Doctoral Training Partnership award will allow the new White Rose College to recruit, educate and train more than 300 fully-funded doctoral students over five years, with the first cohort starting in autumn 2014. The White Rose College of the Arts & Humanities (WRoCAH) is a Doctoral Training Partnership of the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York. It is responsible for the distribution of AHRC-funded studentships for these universities and for the coordination of a doctoral training programme. Each year WRoCAH is able to offer over 50 AHRC-studentships per year to candidates with a place for doctoral study at the Universities of Sheffield, Leeds or York in all subject areas.

Award Details: The WRoCAH studentships cover tuition fees and provide an annual stipend (£14,296 in 2016/17). WRoCAH also offers an innovative and integrated programme of professional training for PhD students within a research culture founded upon our strong record of interdisciplinary and inter-institutional engagement. Postgraduate research students at the University of Sheffield will work in a supportive and collegial environment marked by stimulating research discussions and regular opportunities to present their findings and share their ideas.

Eligibility: Full details of eligibility and the studentship application form are available through the WRoCAH website.

Applying: You should apply to WRoCAH funding through the WRoCAH website - please note that this is a separate process to funding applied for through the University.

Download the WRoCAH funding application grade descriptors here

Please note that you can only apply for an AHRC studentship at one of the above universities.

Wolfson Postgraduate Scholarships in the Humanities

Deadline: 5pm, Tuesday 2 February 2016

The Wolfson Foundation has awarded the University of Sheffield a substantial grant to enhance postgraduate research in the Humanities including History. Sheffield is one of only nine Universities across the UK to be awarded this prestigious funding and the scholarships will be awarded to outstanding students demonstrating the potential to make a significant contribution in these fields and to be future academic leaders.

Award Details: Wolfson Postgraduate Scholarships pay £27,666 per year to cover tuition fees, a Research Training Support Grant and a maintenance stipend. Deduction of the appropriate tuition fee will be taken from the award.

Eligibility: These awards are open to UK, EU and international applicants who are applying to study either full or part-time. Applicants should have a strong academic record, including a first class or upper second class BA degree and a MA degree in a field of study relevant to your research.

Full details of the Wolfson scholarships and how to apply can be found on the Research and Innovation Services website.

University of Sheffield Scholarships - University Prize

Deadline: 5pm, Tuesday 2 February 2016

Each year the University offers a small number of University Prize Scholarships to the very best PhD applicants. If you're among the brightest and best in your field, we want to hear from you.

Award Details: University Prize Scholarships cover the full cost of tuition fees (UK, EU or Overseas) and provide an annual, tax-free maintenance stipend of £20,000 as well as an annual Research Training Support Grant of £2,500.

Eligibility: These awards are open to UK, EU and Overseas applicants who are applying to study either full or part-time.

Applying: You should complete the funding section of the course application form. This can be done at the same time as your course application or you can log back in later to add your funding details - you do not need to wait until you have received an offer.  Your supporting documents i.e. references and transcripts will form part of your funding application.

Full details of the University Prize Scholarships, eligibility and how to apply can be found on the Research and Innovation Services website.

University of Sheffield Scholarships - Doctoral Academy Awards

Deadline: 5pm, Tuesday 2 February 2016

The University of Sheffield invests a significant amount of funding each year in order to support the very best postgraduate research students. For entry in 2016-17, the Faculty of Arts and Humanities is offering a number of Doctoral Academy Scholarship awards.

Award Details: The Faculty of Arts and Humanities offers a range of Doctoral Academy Scholarships ranging from fees only scholarships to scholarships that cover full fees plus either a full or half maintenance stipend at the standard UK research council rate (£14,296 or £7,148 in 2016/17).

Eligibility: These awards are open to UK, EU and Overseas applicants who are applying to study either full or part-time.

Applying: You should complete the funding section of the course application form. This can be done at the same time as your course application or you can log back in later to add your funding details - you do not need to wait until you have received an offer. Your supporting documents i.e. references and transcripts will form part of your funding application.

Download the Arts and Humanities funding application grade descriptors here

Full details of the Doctoral Academy Scholarships, eligibility and how to apply can be found on the Research and Innovation Services website.

ESRC White Rose Social Science DTC Scholarships - Advanced Quantitative Methods Awards

Deadline: 5pm, Tuesday 2 February 2016

The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) is the UK's largest funding agency for research and postgraduate training relating to social and economic issues. At any one time, the ESRC supports over 4,000 researchers and postgraduate students in academic institutions and research policy institutes.

The University is part of the ESRC White Rose Doctoral Training Centre - a collaboration between the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York - and through this is able to offer a range of ESRC Postgraduate Scholarships.

Advanced Quantitative Methods (AQM) awards: Applicants who will be researching an area of social history may be eligible to apply for the White Rose DTC ESRC Advanced Quantitative Methods awards. These AQM Studentships are available to applicants who intend to use AQM in their project (in particular using large-scale datasets).

Award Details: The ESRC AQM Scholarships cover the full cost of tuition fees (UK, EU or Overseas) and provide an annual, tax-free maintenance stipend at the standard UK research council rate (£14,296 in 2016/17). As well as access to research training support grant funds to support conferences and other expenses.

Eligibility: The ESRC AQM Scholarships are open to UK, EU and Overseas applicants.

Applying: You should complete the funding section of the course application form. This can be done at the same time as your course application or you can log back in later to add your funding details - you do not need to wait until you have received an offer. Once you have selected ESRC funding at the top of the application form, you should choose +3; Advanced Quantitative Methods (AQM) studentship and Social History from the dropdown menus.

Your supporting documents i.e. references and transcripts will form part of your funding application.

Full details of the ESRC AQM Scholarships, eligibility and how to apply can be found here and here.

Hossein Farmy Scholarship

Deadline: 5pm, Tuesday 2 February 2016

The Hossein Farmy Scholarship is again available for entry in 2016-17 for students pursuing research relating to mining including historical aspects of mining and the mining industry.

Award Details: The Hossein Farmy Scholarship covers tuition fees at the standard UK rate and provides an annual, tax-free maintenance stipend at the standard UK research council rate (£14,296 in 2016/17).

Eligibility: This award is open to UK applicants who are applying to study full-time. Applicants should be pursuing a course of research relating to mining.

Applying: You should complete the funding section of the course application form. This can be done at the same time as your course application or you can log back in later to add your funding details - you do not need to wait until you have received an offer. Your supporting documents i.e. references and transcripts will form part of your funding application.

Download the Arts and Humanities funding application grade descriptors here

Full details of the Hossein Farmy scholarship, eligibility and how to apply can be found here.