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The Murray Research Studentship in European Art or Architecture of the Middle Ages and Renaissance

Outstanding candidates for part-time postgraduate research in the field of European Art or Architecture of the Middle Ages and Renaissance are invited to apply for The Murray Research Studentship. This PhD studentship, based in the Department of History of Art in the School of Arts at Birkbeck College, and supported by the Murray Bequest, covers part-time home/EU fees and a bursary of £5,000 per annum for a period of five years. Please note: this studentship is not available for full-time students.

Peter Murray was Professor of History of Art at Birkbeck from 1967 to 1980. On his death in 1992, his widow, Linda Murray, established a bequest to support the work of the department.

The Department of History of Art has a number of members of staff who work in the field covered by the studentship, and are potential supervisors for the successful applicant: Dr. Robert Maniura, Dr. Laura Jacobus, Dr. Dorigen Caldwell and Dr Zoë Opačić. For details of their research interests, please see the staff pages on the department's website.

Eligibility: applications are welcomed from:

  • part-time applicants to the History of Art M.Phil/PhD programme
  • current part-time students currently in the first or second year of study
  • Home, EU status students/applicants
  • International students/applicants although please note the fee waiver is capped at the home/EU rate

How to apply

To apply for an award please download the funding application form here.

Please note that applicants must also apply for a place on the Department's research programme:

The application deadline for funding beginning 2016/17 is 5pm on Thursday 31st March 2016.

The funding application form should be returned by post or email to:

Anthony Shepherd
Postgraduate Research Administrator,
Birkbeck, University of London,
School of Arts, 43 Gordon Square, WC1H 0PD

If you would like further information, please contact Dr Dorigen Caldwell, History of Art.

For other funding opportunities within the School of Arts at Birkbeck College, please see the School's website.