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London Art History Society Research Fund for MA and MPhil/PhD students in History of Art

The London Art History Society, an organisation affiliated to the Birkbeck History of Art society, has generously established a fund in the department to assist our MA and MPhil/PhD students with expenses relating to their research.

MA students are eligible to apply for a sum of money up to a maximum of £150. MPhil/PhD students will be eligible to apply for a sum of money up to a maximum of £300. Any expenses relating to research are potentially eligible, including travel, accommodation, photography and photocopying.

How to Apply

If you are a current student on any of the Masters programmes in the department, or are doing an MPhil/PhD, you will be invited to make an application to the fund, usually in the second term.

Your application should consist of a full breakdown of the monies requested, and a rationale of no more than 300 words. Please note that you need to submit your application BEFORE incurring the expenses and, if your application is successful, you will be reimbursed AFTER the money has been spent, on submission of receipts.

The fund is limited, and will be awarded by a panel of academic staff.

About the London Art History Society

The Society was founded in 1981 as the University of London Extra-Mural History of Art Society (ULEMHAS), for Birkbeck History of Art students. In 2015, the name changed to The London Art History Society. It is open to anyone who wants to learn more about the subject, although the 350 members are predominantly Birkbeck students and alumni. It  continues to have close links with the Birkbeck History of Art department, and is affiliated to the student society.

The Society is run by volunteers who take responsibility for planning and organising the events. It is a non-profitmaking organisation with low overheads and any profits are donated to selected art institutions for specific purposes. This includes the London Art History Society Research Fund for Birkbeck students.

Annual membership covers six free lectures a year and a copy of the annual journal, which contains features on art history and exhibitions in London. Other reasonably-priced events include study days and study visits, short courses and study tours to significant European sites accompanied by experienced lecturer/guides.

For more details and information about how to join please see the website: