Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Renaissance Studies
Birkbeck School of Arts will award one fully funded Birkbeck Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Renaissance Studies beginning in 2017-18.
We invite outstanding applicants working in one or more than one of the constituent disciplines of Renaissance Studies (ca. 1400-1670) in the School of Arts at Birkbeck. Applications are welcomed within the fields of History of Art; English Literature; Drama and Theatre Studies; Intellectual History; Early Modern French Studies; Iberian and Latin American Studies and Visual Culture. The scholarship is equally open to candidates wishing to work in interdisciplinary ways and to those located within one of the single disciplines.
Supervision in Renaissance Studies in the School of Arts is wide in scope. For a list of Renaissance Studies specialists, who can act as supervisors, please visit the academic staff pages on the School’s departmental websites.
Birkbeck Postgraduate Research Scholarships are open to Home/EU and International applicants applying for a full-time or part time M.Phil/PhD place within the School of Arts, starting in the 2017/18 academic year.
The Birkbeck Postgraduate Research Scholarship awards will include a full fee waiver capped at the value of the full-time Home/EU rate for M.Phil/PhD degrees (currently £4,121), in addition to an annual stipend set at Research Council rates (currently £16,296; pro rata in the case of a part-time award).
Duration of Awards
Scholarships will be tenable for up to three years (subject to satisfactory academic progress) for full-time students, and at an appropriate pro rata rate and extended duration for part-time students.
How to Apply – Application Process
To apply for an award please download the funding application form here.
- M.Phil/PhD Arts and Humanities
- M.Phil/PhD Comparative Literature
- M.Phil/PhD English and Humanities
- M.Phil/PhD French
- M.Phil/PhD German
- M.Phil/PhD History of Art
- M.Phil/PhD Iberian and Latin American Studies
Please note that you will also need to apply for a place on a relevant PhD programme:
Please consult the general guidance on applying online for an M.Phil/PhD place. You can find the School of Arts Guide for Applicants here. All prospective students are strongly advised to first make informal contact with a potential supervisor. For information about staff and the research environment at Birkbeck, please consult the School’s Departmental webpages.
The application deadline is 6pm Wednesday 26 April 2017. Please be advised that all applicants wishing to be considered for funding may be required to attend an interview to discuss their proposal in early May. Results will be announced in May 2017.
The completed form should be emailed to SoAFA@bbk.ac.uk.
If you have any enquiries about this studentship and the scope of supervision within the School of Arts, please contact Dr Luisa Calè, Assistant Dean for Postgraduate Research (firstname.lastname@example.org).