Supporting Arts

Supporting Arts

The Arts have been taught and studied at the University of Glasgow since its founding in 1451.

The College of Arts benefits from an extraordinary heritage and depth of experience, access to outstanding archives and collections, and wide-ranging expertise, some of it unique in the world.  

The impact of the Arts at Glasgow has been felt in the achievements of world changing enlightenment figures such as Adam Smith, Thomas Reid and Francis Hutcheson and of alumni such as Edwin Morgan, James Boswell, John Buchan, Catherine Carswell, Donald Dewar, Janice Galloway, Neil MacCormick, Marian McNeill and Tobias Smollett. 

The Arts Fund (Area of greatest need)

Support Arts at Glasgow and help to develop world class facilities for teaching and research, ensuring an excellent student experience. 

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The Arts Fund supports the area of greatest need within the College of Arts.

A donation to the area of greatest need could support:

  • Scholarships for students finding themselves in financial difficulty
  • New equipment for learning and teaching
  • New facilities to help provide a world class student experience

By giving an unrestricted gift to the Arts you are allowing the University to direct your money to where it will have the greatest impact.

Gifts of £500 (or £10 per month for four years) and over are recognised with a naming opportunity through our Gifted Scheme.

 

The John Buchan Travel Scholarship Fund in the College of Arts

Studying abroad can be a challenging, and frequently life-transforming experience. Gifts to this fund help to provide students in the College of Arts with opportunities to study abroad and enhance their skills through links which equip them for the global economy and global citizenship. Gifts also help our students to develop their research links and activity both nationally and internationally. Gifts of £500 (or £10 per month for four years) and over are recognised with a naming opportunity through our Gifted Scheme. In addition, you can name a full travel scholarship with a gift of £500 per annum or over.

For additional information contact us directly.

 

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Archaeology

Archaeology is the study of how people in the past interacted with their world, through a detailed study of their objects, sites and monuments, and the contemporary uses of heritage.  The research expertise at Glasgow lies in landscape archaeology and material culture studies with key strengths in Scottish, Mediterranean and Near Eastern Archaeology and period expertise spanning prehistory to the present.

You can support Archaeology, Landscape and Environment in the following ways:

1. A gift to the Archaeology Fund
Gifts help support world-class teaching and research in this field. Gifts of £500 (£10 per month for four years) and over are recognised with a naming opportunity through our Gifted Scheme. Our current priority is to award scholarships from the fund.

2. Name a full Scholarship in Archaeology
Full scholarships for research students are particularly prized, helping to bring the very best and brightest students to Glasgow and to maintain and develop Glasgow as a world centre for study in the arts. Please contact us if you would like to fund and name a full scholarship.

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Celtic and Gaelic

Glasgow is a leading centre for teaching and research in the ancient, medieval and modern periods in three Celtic languages: Scottish Gaelic, Irish, and Welsh. 

 ‌Scottish Gaelic, Irish language and literature, and medieval Celtic literatures and history are major areas of interest.  Glasgow is a hub for Celtic and Gaelic culture and scholarship and we attract students and researchers not only from the Gaelic-speaking areas, or even just Scotland but from all areas of the British Isles and from further afield including the United States, Canada, Spain, France, the Netherlands, Germany, Australia and Sweden.

Your support for Celtic and Gaelic can make a huge difference to our work. For example the generosity of individuals who have made bequest gifts to Celtic and Gaelic has helped to further the completion of the Historical Dictionary of Scottish Gaelic (HDSG), an ambitious project which was started in the Department of Celtic in 1966.  Gifts have also provided the Duncan and Morag MacLean Studentship, an annual postgraduate studentship for talented individuals studying Celtic at the University.

 You can support Celtic and Gaelic in the following ways:

1. A gift to the Alasdair MacMhaighstir Alasdair Postgraduate Scholarship Fund in Celtic and Gaelic
Gifts help provide opportunities for talented students to embark on postgraduate research, helping to support world-class scholarship in Celtic and Gaelic.  Gifts of £500 (or £10 per month for four years) and over are recognised with a naming opportunity through our Gifted Scheme.  Our current priority is to award £5,000 scholarships from the fund.

2. Name a full Postgraduate Scholarship in Celtic and Gaelic
Full scholarships for research students are particularly prized, helping to bring the very best and brightest students to Glasgow and to maintain and develop Glasgow as a world centre for study in Celtic and Gaelic.  Please contact us if you would like to fund and name a full scholarship.

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Centre for Robert Burns Studies

The Centre for Robert Burns Studies is the first ever research centre dedicated to the work of Scotland's national poet. Its mission is the development of research, scholarship and teaching in the area of Robert Burns and his cultural period.


The Centre brings together a team of the finest scholars in the field, and the expertise at Glasgow, complemented by the skills of a wide range of outside scholars of international repute, means that the Centre for Robert Burns is a genuinely world-class resource.  If you have a passion for Burns we hope you will become involved and support us.





You can support Centre for Robert Burns Studies in the following ways:

1. A gift to the Robert Burns Postgraduate Scholarship Fund
Gifts help to support and encourage the work of young scholars undertaking masters, PhD and post-doctoral projects and to help support internships for students with archival or museum interests in Burns studies. Gifts of £500 (or £10 per month for four years) and over are recognised with a naming opportunity through our Gifted Scheme.  Our current priority is to award £5,000 scholarships from the fund.

2. Name a full Scholarship at the Centre
Full scholarships for research students are particularly prized, helping to bring the very best and brightest students to Glasgow and to maintain and develop Glasgow as a world centre for the study of Burns and his work.  Please contact us if you would like to fund and name a full scholarship. 

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Centre for Textile Conservation and Technical Art History

The Centre for Textile Conservation and Technical Art History was established at the University of Glasgow in 2010 with the support of The Robertson Trust, The Clothworkers' Foundation, The Garfield Weston Foundation and the Getty Foundation.

The Centre is the only resource of its kind in the UK, focusing on multi-disciplinary object-based research and teaching that encompasses the disciplines of conservation and the physical sciences as well as art history, dress and textile history.The Centre delivers internationally recognised Masters Programmes in Textile Conservation, Technical Art History and Dress and Textile History, training specialists in their chosen field.



You can support the Centre for Textile Conservation through:

1. A gift to the Karen Finch Bursary Fund in Textile Conservation and Technical Art History
Gifts provide support for talented students, many of whom will go on to work in museums all over the world. Gifts of £500 (or £10 per month for four years) and over are recognised with a naming opportunity through our Gifted Scheme.  Our current priority is to award £5,000 scholarships from the fund.

2. Name a full Scholarship in Textile Conservation and Technical Art History
Full scholarships for postgraduate students are particularly prized, helping to bring the very best and brightest students to Glasgow and to maintain and develop Glasgow as a world centre for Textile Conservation.  Please contact us if you would like to fund and name a full scholarship.

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History of Art

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You can support History of Art at Glasgow in the following ways:

1. A gift to the History of Art Fund

Gifts help provide opportunities for talented students to embark on postgraduate research, helping to support world-class scholarship in Celtic and Gaelic.  Gifts of £500 (or £10 per month for four years) and over are recognised with a naming opportunity through our Gifted Scheme.  Our current priority is to award scholarships from the fund.

2. Name a full Scholarship in the History of Art

Full scholarships for research students are particularly prized, helping to bring the very best and brightest students to Glasgow and to maintain and develop Glasgow as a world centre for study in History of Art.  Please contact us if you would like to fund and name a full scholarship.

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The Hunterian

The Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery is Scotland’s oldest public museum.  Established in 1807, following the bequest of the collections of the eminent Scottish physician and obstetrician, William Hunter (1718-1783), it is home to one of the top five collections in Scotland with over a million items ranging from meteorites and mummies as well as major collections by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, James McNeill Whistler, the Glasgow Boys and Scottish Colourists.

Gifts to the Hunterian help us care for our superb collections and enable us to make our collections accessible to the general public and for educational use. Your gift will help support one or more of the following areas:

  • Conservation and acquisition
  • Education and accessibility
  • Supporting a specific collection
  • Supporting special exhibitions



For more information about the Hunterian and it's latest exhibitions, please vist their website here: The Hunterian

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Literature and Language

Glasgow offers world-leading expertise in all aspects of literature in English, and in modern English language and linguistics. At Postgraduate level our Creative Writing courses are among the most challenging and popular in Britian and have helped launch the career of a number of successful writers including Anne Donovan, Louise Welsh, Rodge Glass, Jen Hadfield, Zoe Strachan, Luke Brown, Laura Marney, Rachel Seiffert, William Letford and many others.‌

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Glasgow also hosts the only academic unit in the UK exclusively dedicated to the teaching and research of Scottish Literature. Home to the Centre for Robert Burns Studies, the centre is dedicated to research around Scotland's national bard.

You can support Literature and Language in the following ways:

1. A gift to the Creative Writing Fund

Gifts help provide opportunities for talented students to embark on postgraduate research, helping to support world-class scholarship in Creative Writing. Gifts of £500 (or £10 per month for four years) and over are recognised with a naming opportunity through our Gifted Scheme. Our current priority is to award PG scholarships from the fund.

2. A gift to the English Literature Fund

Gifts help provide opportunities for talented students to embark on postgraduate research, helping to support world-class scholarship in English Literature. Gifts of £500 (or £10 per month for four years) and over are recognised with a naming opportunity through our Gifted Scheme. Our current priority is to award PG scholarships from the fund.

3. A gift to the English Language Fund

Gifts help provide opportunities for talented students to embark on postgraduate research, helping to support world-class scholarship in English Language. Gifts of £500 (or £10 per month for four years) and over are recognised with a naming opportunity through our Gifted Scheme. Our current priority is to award PG scholarships from the fund.

4. A gift to the Scottish Literature Fund

Gifts help provide opportunities for talented students to embark on postgraduate research, helping to support world-class scholarship in Scottish Literature. Gifts of £500 (or £10 per month for four years) and over are recognised with a naming opportunity through our Gifted Scheme. Our current priority is to award PG scholarships from the fund.

5. A gift to the Andrew Tannahill Fund for the furtherance of Scottish Literature

A gift to the Andrew Tannahill Fund will help us to support a range of activities in Scottish Literature including new creative writing, and public lectures and debates that take forward the subject of Scottish literature to a national and international audience. Gifts of £500 (or £10 per month for four years) and over are recognised with a naming opportunity through our Gifted Scheme.

6. A gift to the Robert Burns Postgraduate Scholarship Fund

Gifts help to support and encourage the work of young scholars undertaking masters, PhD and post-doctoral projects and to help support internships for students with archival or museum interests in Burns studies. Gifts of £500 (or £10 per month for four years) and over are recognised with a naming opportunity through our Gifted Scheme.  Our current priority is to award scholarships from the fund.

7. Name a full Scholarship

Full scholarships for research students are particularly prized, helping to bring the very best and brightest students to Glasgow and to maintain and develop Glasgow as a world centre for Literature and Language. Please contact us if you would like to fund and name a full scholarship.

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Medical Humanities

The study of Medical Humanities has become increasingly important as a means of understanding the social environment and background of illness, the relation of medicine to a wider culture, and the need to treat the whole person.


Our work in Medical Humanities brings together researchers in the Arts, Medicine, Veterinary and Life Sciences and in Social Sciences to understand how we experience health, sickness and disease.

Current projects include the historic use of case notes, pandemics and hatred, psychiatry and literature, eugenics and heredity and the nature of pain.


 
You can support Medical Humanities in the following ways:

1. A gift to the Joseph Lister Postgraduate Scholarship Fund in Medical Humanities
Gifts help to provide opportunity to talented students to embark on postgraduate research, helping to support world-class scholarship in this field.  Gifts of £500 (or £10 per month for four years) and over are recognised with a naming opportunity through our Gifted Scheme.  Our current priority is to award £5,000 scholarships from the fund.

2. Name a full Scholarship in Medical Humanities
Full scholarships for research students are particularly prized, helping to bring the very best and brightest students to Glasgow and to maintain and develop Glasgow as a leading centre for Medical Humanities.  Please contact us if you would like to fund and name a full scholarship.

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Music

As the UK’s first UNESCO City of Music, Glasgow has a musical culture renowned for its breadth and richness.

Integral to this reputation, the University hosts Scotland’s leading centre for music research and teaching. We have world-class expertise that spans performance, historical and cultural musicology, popular music studies, composition and sonic arts. Our alumni create, perform and apply their musical skills across the world.

You can support Music in the following ways:

1. A gift to the Kenneth Elliott Postgraduate Scholarship Fund in Music 
Gifts help provide opportunities for talented students to study anything from a Masters in Historically Informed Performance Practice (run in collaboration with the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland), to Composition and Popular Music Studies. Gifts of £500 (or £10 per month for four years) and over are recognised with a naming opportunity through our Gifted Scheme.

2. Name a full Scholarship in Music 
Full scholarships for postgraduate students are particularly prized, helping to bring the very best and brightest students to Glasgow and to maintain and develop Glasgow as a centre of excellence in Music.  Please contact us if you would like to fund and name a full scholarship.

3. A gift to the Robin Orr Music Fund 
A gift to the Robin Orr Music Fund can help provide practice and studio facilities, instruments, additional tuition, and also enable students to perform, record and share their music. Gifts of £500 (or £10 per month for four years) and over are recognised with a naming opportunity through our Gifted Scheme.

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Modern Languages

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You can support the School of Modern Languages and Cultures in the following ways:

1. A gift to the Modern Languages and Cultures Fund

Gifts help provide opportunities for talented students to embark on postgraduate research, helping to support world-class scholarship in Modern Languages.  Gifts of £500 (or £10 per month for four years) and over are recognised with a naming opportunity through our Gifted Scheme.  Our current priority is to award scholarships from the fund.

2. Name a full Postgraduate Scholarship in Modern Languages and Cultures

Full scholarships for research students are particularly prized, helping to bring the very best and brightest students to Glasgow and to maintain and develop Glasgow as a world centre for study in Modern Languages and Cultures.  Please contact us if you would like to fund and name a full scholarship.

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Scottish History

The University of Glasgow has an unparalleled commitment to advanced teaching and research across the entire span of Scottish History, from the pre-Viking era to the rebirth of the Scottish parliament.

‎We have leading experts in all key periods and themes: the beginning of Scotland, the Anglo-Norman era, Wars of Independence, the Stewart kingdom, Renaissance and Reformation, Covenanters and the Union, the Enlightenment, and Modern Scotland, as well as broad themes, such as Popular History, Highland History and the History of Ideas. We also have an unrivalled record of interdisciplinary teaching and research with Archaeology and Celtic in the medieval era, and Scottish Literature, Latin and Gaelic in the early modern and modern periods. Scottish History at Glasgow is also home to major projects including the Paradox of Medieval Scotland and the Breaking of Britain: cross-border society and Scottish independence, 1216-1314 .

You can support Scottish History in the following ways:

1. A gift to the James Boswell Postgraduate Scholarship Fund
Gifts help provide opportunities for talented students to embark on postgraduate research, helping to support world-class scholarship in Scottish History.  Gifts of £500 (or £10 per month for four years) and over are recognised with a naming opportunity through our Gifted Scheme.  Our current priority is to award £5,000 scholarships from the fund.

2. Name a full Scholarship in Scottish History
Full scholarships for research students are particularly prized, helping to bring the very best and brightest students to Glasgow and to maintain and develop Glasgow as a world centre for the study of Scottish History.  Please contact us if you would like to fund and name a full scholarship.

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Scottish Literature

In 1971, the University established the first and only academic department in the UK dedicated exclusively to the teaching and research of Scottish literary tradition.

 We are home to the Centre for Robert Burns Studies and work with many award-winning contemporary writers. Makar Liz Lochhead and novelist Louise Welsh have been our most recent writers-in-residence. Our research explores the literature of Scotland from medieval to modern times as well as the Oral Tradition and Song, which plays a central part in the Scottish literary tradition. The Andrew Tannahill Fund for the furtherance of Scottish Literature, established by a Glasgow alumna, helps to support our work in these areas. 


You can support Scottish Literature in the following ways:

1. A gift to the Edwin Morgan Postgraduate Scholarship Fund in Scottish Literature
Gifts help provide opportunities for talented students to embark on postgraduate research, helping to support world-class scholarship in Scottish literature.  Gifts of £500 (or £10 per month for four years) and over are recognised with a naming opportunity through our Gifted Scheme.  Our current priority is to award £5,000 scholarships from the fund.

2. Name a full Scholarship in Scottish Literature
Full scholarships for research students are particularly prized, helping to bring the very best and brightest students to Glasgow and to maintain and develop Glasgow as a world centre for Scottish literature.  Please contact us if you would like to fund and name a full scholarship.

3. A gift to the Andrew Tannahill Fund for the furtherance of Scottish Literature
A gift to the Andrew Tannahill Fund will help us to support a range of activities in Scottish Literature including new creative writing, and public lectures and debates that take forward the subject of Scottish literature to a national and international audience. Gifts of £250 (or £5 per month for four years) and over are recognised with a naming opportunity through our Gifted Scheme.

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Theatre, Film and TV

Glasgow is internationally recognised as a centre of excellence for the teaching, practice and research of Theatre, film and television studies.

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TFTS has a lively and engaged research culture, with a wide range of interests in many aspects of drama, theatre, performance, cinema, television, cultural and media policy.

Our research is wide and varied but shares a common interest in the following themes: nation and post-nation; textual analysis; institutions, infrastructure and policy and representation and identity. Your gift will support TFTS at the University by bolstering our research community and ensuring our best students reach their potential.

You can support Theatre, Film and Television Studies through:

1. A gift to the Theatre, Film and Television Studies Fund

Gifts provide support for talented students. Gifts of £500 (or £10 per month for four years) and over are recognised with a naming opportunity through our Gifted Scheme. Our current priority is to award scholarships from the fund.

2. Name a full Scholarship in Theatre, Film and Television Studies

Full scholarships for students are particularly prized, helping to bring the very best and brightest students to Glasgow and to maintain and develop Glasgow as a world centre for the Arts. Please contact us if you would like to fund and name a full scholarship.

 

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Theology and Religious Studies

The subject of Theology has been studied by academics at the University of Glasgow since the University was founded in 1451. Today our work focuses on both Theology and Religious Studies and the University has a reputation for excellence in a range of subjects within these fields.

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The approach within Theology and Religious Studies is diverse and specialities include the study of religion, religions, the Bible and theology. All of these subjects relate to the realms of politics, history, literature, philosophy art and culture. Students within the department come from all faiths as well as no faith.

Our research within the department applies academic expertise to issues which affect us all on a day-to-day basis. These include conflict between religions, bioethics, justice and sustainability and spirituality within contemporary culture.

You can support Theology and Religious Studies through:

1. A gift to the St Mungo Fund in Theology and Religious Studies

Gifts provide support for talented students. Gifts of £500 (or £10 per month for four years) and over are recognised with a naming opportunity through our Gifted Scheme. Our current priority is to award scholarships from the fund.

2. Name a full Scholarship in Theology and Religious Studies

Full scholarships for postgraduate students are particularly prized, helping to bring the very best and brightest students to Glasgow and to maintain and develop Glasgow as a world centre for Textile Conservation. Please contact us if you would like to fund and name a full scholarship.

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Philosophy

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You can support Philosophy in the following ways:

1. A gift to the Philosophy Fund 

Gifts help provide opportunities for talented students to embark on postgraduate research.  Gifts of £500 (or £10 per month for four years) and over are recognised with a naming opportunity through our Gifted Scheme.  Our current priority is to award scholarships from the fund.

2. Name a full Scholarship in Philosophy

Full scholarships for research students are particularly prized, helping to bring the very best and brightest students to Glasgow and to maintain and develop Glasgow as a world centre for study in Philosophy.  Please contact us if you would like to fund and name a full scholarship.

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Scholarships

Education makes a huge difference to people’s lives. Countless students have been able to study at Glasgow due to the generosity and foresight of people who have supported them. A scholarship is a gift with great impact that will resonate into the future and for many of our supporters the ability to help individuals to achieve their potential is a very rewarding experience.

Travel Scholarship

You can support Scholarships with a gift to the following schemes:

Talent Scholarships
Talent Scholarships are aimed at supporting excellent students who could otherwise face financial difficulties studying at University. They help to ensure that Glasgow continues to attract students of ability and potential from a broad socio-economic base throughout the UK. You can name a full Talent Scholarship with a gift of £1,000 per annum for 3-5 years.

Postgraduate Scholarship Funds
You can support our Postgraduate Scholarship Funds in your subject area.  Gifts of £500 (or £10 per month for four years) and over are recognised with a naming opportunity through our Gifted Scheme.  Our current priority is to award £5,000 scholarships from the fund which makes a huge difference to an individual student and helps them to make a difference in their chosen field.

Full scholarships for research students are particularly prized. Please contact us if you would like to fund and name a full scholarship.

The John Buchan Travel Scholarship Fund in the College of Arts
Studying abroad can be a challenging, and frequently life-transforming experience. Gifts to this fund help to provide students in the College of Arts with opportunities to study abroad and enhance their skills through links which equip them for the global economy and global citizenship.  Gifts also help our postgraduate students to develop their research links and activity both nationally and internationally. Gifts of £500 (or £10 per month for four years) and over are recognised with a naming opportunity through our Gifted Scheme. In addition, you can name a full travel scholarship with a gift of £2,000 (£500 per annum) or over.

 

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Support Arts Research Themes

You can support collaborative research areas within the College of Arts including:

If you would like to support an area of Arts not covered above, please contact us.