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Boughton PhD scholarship

This scholarship is for a new MPhil/PhD research student applying to any of the following programmes:

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 one of the MPhil/PhD programmes listed above.
  • The studentships will be awarded on the basis of academic merit.
  • The proposed project must be interdisciplinary in subject and approach.

How to apply

  • You need to apply to, and secure a place on, one of the MPhil/PhD degrees listed above. This includes submitting a research proposal by 31 January 2023. See the 'how to apply' section on each programme page for full details and guidance.
  • You also need to apply separately for the studentship by completing the scholarship application form and emailing the completed form to the no later than 31 January 2023.
  • We will only consider currently enrolled MPhil/PhD research students under exceptional circumstances.
  • Please send a brief supporting email, outlining these exceptional circumstances, when you submit the scholarship application form.

Closing date for funding application

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