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Studentships and other research funding

This page provides an overview of possible sources of research funding offered by Birkbeck and external funding bodies.

Birkbeck College's Bicentenary Studentship

  • Fully funded, full time, three-year studentship to work on any aspect of the history of Birkbeck, in advance of the College's bicentenary in 2023.
  • Supervisor: Professor Joanna Bourke
  • The successful candidate will start on 1 October 2019.
  • The award includes a fee waiver up to the value of the full-time home/EU rate for MPhil/PhD degrees (£4260 in 2018/9), in addition to an annual stipend set at Research Council rates (£16,777 in 2018/9, including London Weighting).
  • CLOSING DATE: 1 May 2019 (23:59)
  • For further details, please CLICK HERE.
  • Studentship application form

Doctoral studentship funded by the Wellcome Trust

  • Fully funded, full time, three-year studentship to work on projects that fall within the scope of Professor Joanna Bourke's five year Inverstigator Award, entitled 'Sexual Violence, Medicine, and Psychiatry'.
  • Supervisor: Professor Joanna Bourke
  • The successful candidate will start on 1 October 2019.
  • The award will consist of a full fee waiver, plus a studentship stipend based on current Wellcome Trust rates (which can be found here: wellcome.ac.uk/funding/doctoral-studentships)
  • CLOSING DATE: 1 May 2019 (23:59)
  • For further details, please CLICK HERE.
  • Studentship application form

SSHP PhD Studentships

  • The School of Social Science, History and Philosophy will be offering up to six fully-funded studentships for 2019-20.
  • The deadline for this scheme is 8th March 2019.
  • Applicants must complete an application for a place at the Department on an MPhil/PhD programme either before, or at the same time as, applying for this funding. Your application for a scholarship will not be considered if you have not applied for an MPhil/PhD programme.
  • Fore more information on how to apply, please see:
  • www.bbk.ac.uk/sshp/research/funding-for-research-students/copy_of_mphil-phd-postgraduate-research-scholarships

Wellcome Trust studentships on the history of health and medicine

  • A number of MPhil/PhD applicants in Birkbeck's Department of History, Classics and Archaeology whose projects relate to the history of health and medicine have successfully applied in recent years of Wellcome Trust studentships.
  • https://wellcome.ac.uk/funding/doctoral-studentships

AHRC CHASE DTP Studentships (now closed)

  • Birkbeck is a member of the AHRC-funded CHASE doctoral training partnership (Consortium for Humanties and Arts in South East England). Fully funded studentships (as well as a range of training opportunities) are available through this prestigious doctoral training partnership. Applicants are advised to make contact well in advance of the deadline with a potential PhD supervisor.
  • For further details about CHASE studentships, including eligibility, please see: https://www.chase.ac.uk/apply

ESRC UBEL DTP Studentships (now closed)

  • The Department is a member of the prestigious ESRC UCL, Bloomsbury and East London Doctoral Training Partnership (UBEL DTP). Fully funded ESRC studentships (including +3 and 1+3 routes) related to a range of disciplinary pathways (including 'Archaeology and heritage studies' and 'Social and Economic History') are available through this doctoral training partnership (for further details including eligibility, please follow the link above).

Bonnart Trust PhD Studentships (now closed)

Birkbeck Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Support Fund (ISSF)

  • Current Birkbeck MPhil/PhD students are able to apply for salary costs up to six months beyond the end of their period of formal study, in order to complete publications or develop engagement or dissemination activities, through the Wellcome Trust ISSF award (ISSF2).

Academic funding for international students

Additional sources of financial support for MPhil/PhD students