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Boughton PhD scholarship

This scholarship is for a new MPhil/PhD research student in the field of history (broadly defined) who is applying for a MPhil/PhD in the School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy in any of the School's departments:

Find out more about MPhil/PhD studentships, how they work and when to apply.

About the funder

The studentship is made possible due to a very generous legacy donation from Margery Boughton, an alumna of the College.

The awarded projects alternate between history (broadly defined) and interdisciplinary projects each round. For this round, it is dedicated to an interdisciplinary project.

Read a news story about a previous previous award holder.

Guidance for applicants

Value of award

  • The studentship waives Home/EU fees for the MPhil/PhD degree and offers an annual stipend set at Research Council rates (£19,668 per year for 2022-23).
  • Full-time studentships are for up to three years (subject to satisfactory progress).

Eligibility criteria

  • You must be a new Home/EU or International student, applying for a MPhil/PhD degree in a department within the School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy.
  • The studentships will be awarded on the basis of academic merit.
  • The proposed project must be interdisciplinary in subject and approach.

How to apply

Closing date for funding application

  • The closing date for 2023-24 applications: Tuesday 31 January 2023.