Art History postgraduate funding
There are a variety of scholarships and funding options available for students to apply for when studying at St Andrews.
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The School of Art History at the University of St Andrews is delighted to invite applications for the John Phillip Doctoral Scholarship in Spanish Art and Visual Culture, to start in September 2020.
Generously funded by the Centro de Estudios Europa Hispánica (CEEH), the doctoral scholarship is named after the nineteenth-century Scottish artist John Phillip (1817-1867), who travelled extensively in Spain, and whose work was strongly inspired by the art of Velázquez and Murillo.
The scholarship is available to both Home/EU and Overseas candidates, and is tenable for three years (full-time). It is a full scholarship, covering tuition fees, plus an annual stipend of £15,285 for living expenses, and an annual research allowance of £5,000.
The scholarship will fund a doctoral research project that focuses on the history of Spanish art and visual culture between ca. 1600 and 1700. We will also consider research projects devoted to the reception of seventeenth-century Spanish art in later periods, up to ca. 1900.
Applicants should apply via the University of St Andrews application process: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/study/pg/apply/research/
The deadline for applications is Monday 25 May 2020.
The application form should include a research proposal (1000 words maximum, excluding references).
For informal queries, intending applicants may contact Dr José Ramón Marcaida (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The School of Art History is offering 3 scholarships for doctoral research in any field of art history, museum and gallery studies, or history of photography, for starting in September 2020.
These scholarships provide a full fee waiver for the three years of the PhD programme, and are available to both Home/EU and overseas students.
If you are interested in being considered for one of these awards, you must complete the University’s application process to the PhD programme by 18 May 2020 and state clearly in your application that you wish to be considered for this scholarship. These are competitive awards, and selections will be made based on the merits of the research proposal.
For all enquiries, please contact the School of Art History Director of Postgraduate Research, email@example.com.
We are able to offer five full-fee scholarships for Masters degree entrants who either:
- Hold an undergraduate degree from the University of St Andrews and were admitted through a financial needs-based scholarship or a specified widening participation scheme (e.g. Sutton Trust Summer School)
- Hold an undergraduate degree from another UK university and were admitted through a specified widening participation scheme (e.g. Sutton Trust Summer School).
The scholarships are open to eligible UK students joining an MSc, MLitt, or MRes degree in any subject starting in September 2020. The five scholarships have been made possible with support from Santander Universities and St Leonard’s Postgraduate College. The scholarships are intended to contribute to efforts to widen participation at postgraduate level.
Applications must be submitted by 31 March 2020. Full details are now available online at www.st-andrews.ac.uk/study/fees-and-funding/postgraduate/scholarships/santander-st-leonards-masters/
The School of Art History at the University of St Andrews invites applications for the Wilhelmina Barns-Graham Trust Museum and Gallery Studies (MGS) Award. The award is worth £5000, and is open to those aiming for a future career as a curator of art.
This year the award will be granted to a student accepted within one of the following MGS postgraduate options:
- Full time MLitt (2020-2021)
- MPhil (2020-2022)
- PhD (2020-2024) in Museum and Gallery Studies.
The funds will in the first instance be used to cover tuition fees. Any outstanding funds may be used to cover research expenses including travel, materials, rights and reproductions, etc.
Applicants must have been offered a place on the MGS postgraduate programme and have a first degree in Art History or related subject or have other supporting evidence of a commitment to a career as a curator of art.
Applicants will be required to upload a personal statement, academic transcript and a CV.
This award is available for application through the Scholarships and Funding catalogue.
If you have applied for the MLitt, you can access the catalogue by logging into My Application. You should wait until the next working day after submitting your MLitt application before attempting to access My Application.
If you have applied for the MPhil or PhD, you will receive an email with instructions on how to access the Scholarships and Funding catalogue.
The application deadline is the 29th May 2020.
The Scotland's Saltire Scholarship opportunity is open to citizens of Canada, China, Japan, Pakistan, India and the USA, and is aimed at encouraging bright, talented and hardworking individuals to live, work and study in Scotland. The scheme awards students who aspire to become influential leaders in their future careers, have wide ranging interests outside their studies and have a desire to broaden their personal and academic experience in Scotland.
Up to 50 awards are available across Scotland, each worth £8,000 towards tuition fees for full time postgraduate Masters programmes in a wide range of subject areas.
Please note that all other postgraduate programmes, including the Graduate Diploma, are not eligible courses for this scholarship. Online, distance learning or courses delivered at a Scottish university campus overseas are also not eligible for the scholarship.
The R&A Ransome Scholarship was established in 1994 as the Dr Ernest L Ransome III Scholarship, as a way for the friends and associates of Dr Ransome to recognise his commitment to philanthropy, education and athletics. The scholarship's mission is to enrich the experience of deserving postgraduate students by affording them the opportunity to attend the University of St Andrews.
The R&A Ransome Scholarship is available to graduate students from Canada, Mexico and the USA entering a one-year taught postgraduate course: MLitt, MRes, MSc.
The application period is now open and will close 30 January 2020.
Wolfson Postgraduate Scholarships
The scholarships are open to UK/EU and international applicants. Please note that the academic requirements are higher than normally needed for admission to doctoral programmes – applicants must hold a UK first class honours degree (or an equivalent international qualification) as well as a Masters degree in a field of study relevant to their proposed doctoral research. Applicants who have not at the date of application completed their Masters degree should be able to show evidence that they are on course to do before the start of the doctoral degree. Applicants must meet the standard English language entry requirements.
Applicants must be able to start their doctoral degree in September 2019. Awards cannot be deferred to a later starting date.
Scholarships are available in three disciplinary areas – broadly defined – that align with the Foundation’s interests: history, literature, and languages. It is expected that one studentship will be awarded in each of these three areas.
The application period is now open and will close 16 January 2020.
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The prestigious Carnegie PhD Scholarship scheme supports a limited number of graduates, with first class Honours undergraduate degrees from a Scottish university, who wish to pursue three years of postgraduate research leading to a PhD at a university in Scotland. There is no restriction on the subject or field.
The application period is now open and will close 20 January 2020.
Full details are available on the Carnegie Trust website.
This scholarship can be used in either private or University accommodation. Prospective students can apply for financial support towards their accommodation costs.
The Scottish Society for Art History (SSAH) promotes scholarship in the history of Scottish art and art located in Scotland. To facilitate this, the SSAH offers research support grants from £50 to £500 to assist with research costs and travel expenses. These scholarships do not fund attendance at conferences, reprographics or subsistence.
Applicants must be working at a postgraduate level or above and should either be resident in Scotland or doing research that necessitates travel to Scotland.
Recipients will be given a one-year free membership to the SSAH and will be asked to write a report for the SSAH newsletter, explaining how the grant was used. Grants must be claimed within six months of the award being made.
To apply please send via email:
- a cover letter
- current curriculum vitae
- a brief project description (300 to 500 words) specifying how the grant will be used and how it relates to a broader research agenda
- a budget
- the name and e-mail address of one reference.
Applications or enquiries must be sent electronically to the SSAH Research Grants Officer Michelle Kaye at firstname.lastname@example.org
More information can be found on the SSAH website.
The Royal Photographic Society offers a bursary to support postgraduate students undertaking photographic research or studying Masters courses in photography at UK colleges and universities.
The Trustees of the Thomas and Margaret Roddan Trust award a number of bursaries each year to deserving students in Scotland. The awards are tenable for one year and range from £500 to £3,000.
Please note that the Thomas and Margaret Roddan Trust do not wish for the bursary to be used as a source of funding towards tuition fees or accommodation costs.