AHRC/College Doctoral Studentships (deadline: 12 December 2019)

The School of Humanities (Archaeology, Celtic & Gaelic, Classics, Information Studies, History and Philosophy) at the University of Glasgow is pleased to invite applications for PhD studentships through its involvement in the AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership Scotland. It is recommended that all applicants contact a member of staff to discuss their application to study and their research proposal. 

Subject Research Postgraduate conveners are happy tro discuss any related matters:

Archaeology Professor Steve Driscoll
Celtic & Gaelic Dr Geraldine Parsons
Classics Dr Jane Draycott
History Dr Stuart Airlie
Information Studies Professor Maria Economou
Philosophy Professor Fiona Macpherson

Please note that:

  • Deadlines are very tight: the deadline for all AHRC/College scholarship applications is Thursday 12 December 2019, 12 noon. To be considered for an award, candidates must have applied to study at the University of Glasgow and have provided two academic references through the university’s application system.
  • There is a School of Humanities' internal deadline of Monday 25 November 2019 for the application to study. It is important that you work to meet this internal deadline, although late applications to study may be submitted up to Thursday 12 December 2019, 12noon.
  • All forms and information are on the College of Arts' website

Carnegie/Caledonian PhD Scholarships (deadline: 31 January 2020)

The Carnegie Trust is funding 16 PhD scholarships across all universities within Scotland. The University of Glasgow has been allocated 7 nominations (out of 60 allowed in total across all Scottish HEIs).

In additional to the University of Glasgow internal shortlisting process outlined below, potential applicants and their nominating supervisor should familiarise themselves with the formal application process that the Carnegie Trust will require  shortlisted candidates to complete and ensure that they have all the required additional documentation ready in good time - The Carnegie Trust application process.

Scholarship Financial Support

  • a stipend payable for 36 months in the region of £16,800
  • fees at home rate (the difference in fee rate for international students will be covered by the University) up to £1000 towards certain research costs

Further details


ESRC PhD studentships (deadline: January)

Internal deadline: January

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Centre for Scottish & Celtic Studies - major grant/seedcorn funding (deadline Nov/March)

Deadlines: 18 Nov 2019 and 16 March 2020

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Centre for Scottish & Celtic Studies - Ross Fund/Hunter Marshall Bequest (deadline: 31 May)

Deadline: 31 May

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The Dr Peter Davies Postgraduate Scholarships (deadline: 12 June)

Paul Burns scholarship (deadline: 12 June)

Duncan and Morag Maclean studentship in Celtic Studies (deadline: 12 June)

Gordon Studentship in American Studies (deadline: 30 June)

Full or partial fees-only studentships to students wishing to take the MLitt or the PhD degree in American Studies.

Deadline: 30 June

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Charlotte Nicholson PGT Bursary in History (deadline: 10 July)

This bursary is awarded annually to a student who has been awarded a place on a taught postgraduate programme in History, American Studies or War Studies at the University of Glasgow, and who would otherwise not receive funding for Masters study.

The terms and conditions are as follows:

1. The bursary shall be awarded to a student who has already accepted the offer to undertake study for one of the following taught postgraduate degrees at the University of Glasgow:

2. Students already in receipt of an award which covers the full cost of tuition fees will not be eligible to apply.

3. The bursary must be used to cover the cost of tuition fees.

4. The bursary will amount to the equivalent of the tuition fees charged to Home and EU students to undertake one of the above-named degrees named at the University of Glasgow. The value of the bursary is approx £7,250.

5. The bursary will be paid in a single instalment at the start of the academic session, at the point when tuition fees become payable.

6. The bursary may be awarded to a Home/EU or International student.

7. The award shall be made primarily on the basis of academic merit and motivation. Weight may also be given to the level of financial need where this is possible to evidence.

8. Selection shall be undertaken by the Head of Subject in History and/or her/his nominated staff members.

Applicants should submit the following:

  • the full application they made for postgraduate study at the University of Glasgow, including current CV and two academic references
  • evidence of acceptance of the offer to undertake postgraduate study at the University of Glasgow
  • a personal statement of no more than 500 words setting out the applicant’s research interests

Applications should be sent via e-mail to the Convenor of Taught Postgraduate Programmes in History, Dr Stephen Marritt (Stephen.marritt@glasgow.ac.uk). The deadline for submission is Friday 10 July 2020.  Decisions will be made and applicants notified by Monday 3 August 2020.


Charlotte Nicholson Postdoctoral Fellowship in History (deadline: 21 August)

A postdoctoral fellowship has been endowed by a gift from the late Charlotte Nicholson, a former History librarian in GUL.  The fellowship will be awarded to the best proposal for a research-related project (as defined below) by a recent doctoral graduate in History (within the School of Humanities) from the University of Glasgow. In the current year, the award will be worth £6,000, to be used by the fellow in undertaking his/her project whilst attached to the History Subject in the School for a minimum of 6 months, and a maximum of 12 months, from 1 October 2020.

Applications must be submitted by 4pm on Friday 21 August 2020.
The winner will be announced by Friday 25 September 2020.

Eligibility and Conditions

  1. The Fellowship is open to any University of Glasgow doctoral graduate of the History Subject (School of Humanities) who has either (a) received their College letter of award between 1st September 2019 and 1st September 2020, or (b) has submitted their thesis between 1st September 2019 and 1st September 2020.
  2. The application must be made electronically on the Charlotte Nicholson Postdoctoral Fellowship application form 2020-21
  3. Each applicant must identity a project to work on during the Fellowship whilst attached to the Subject; this may be:
    (a) to prepare and submit an article for publication in a leading History journal;
    (b) to adapt a doctoral thesis for publication as a monograph;
    (c) to prepare a postdoctoral research grant application in conjunction with a member of staff in the Subject. 
  4. Each applicant must obtain the backing of a sponsor (i.e. a member of academic staff) in the History subject.
  5. A committee to judge applications will be appointed by the Head of Subject and will meet in early September. The criteria applied will be:
    (i) the intellectual and academic merit of the project, and its likelihood of success in the time;
    (ii) the calibre of the candidate; and
    (iii) the case for benefits to the History Subject at the University.
  6. The Committee will reserve the right to adjudge that no suitable application has been made, and no award will be made for this year.
  7. The successful applicant will be awarded the Fellowship sum in one tranche on or shortly after 1 October 2020. With it, the candidate will be accorded full Library and associated privileges, and work accommodation.  No further remuneration is automatically given. The Fellow is expected to spend from 6 to 12 months associated with the History Subject, contributing to the intellectual, seminar and related life of the subject. They will be free to seek assistance and advice on the project,
  8. The Fellow will be expected to give at least one lecture/seminar to the History Subject on the project.
  9. The Fellow must undertake to acknowledge the Fellowship in any publication or Project undertaking that arises.
  10. Any inquiries should be directed to Dr Stuart Airlie (Stuart.Airlie@glasgow.ac.uk).
  11. Applications should be submitted by email to Christelle.LeRiguer@glasgow.ac.uk by 4pm on Friday 21 August 2020.

Alexander Ogilvie Postgraduate Scholarship in Moral Philosophy (deadline 4 September)

This scholarship is awarded annually to a student who has already been accepted for a postgraduate course of study such as a one (or two) year Masters or three year Ph.D in the School of Humanities at the University of Glasgow, with interests in Moral Philosophy, and who is not otherwise in receipt of funding. 

The terms and conditions are as follows:

  • the scholarship will consist of an annual payment of approximately £1,800, from the annual income from the endowment.
  • It normally be held by any one student for a maximum period of three years.
  • It will be used in the first instance towards fees.  
  • Candidates wishing to apply should submit the following to Professor Fiona Macpherson:
    • the full applications they made for postgraduate study in Philosophy within the School of Humanities at the University of Glasgow, including current CV and two academic references 
    • evidence of acceptance of the offer to undertake postgraduate study in Philosophy within the School of Humanities at the University of Glasgow
    • a personal statement of no more than 500 words setting out the applicant’s research interests in Moral Philosophy.

The deadline for submission for the award to be made for academic session 2020-21 is Friday 4 September 2020.

Decisions will be made and applicants notified by the following week.


Alexander Ogilvie Postgraduate Scholarship in Scottish History (Deadline: 4 September)

This scholarship is awarded annually to a student who has already accepted a place to study Scottish History within the School of Humanities at the University of Glasgow at postgraduate level in academic session 2020-21, and who is not otherwise in receipt of funding. 

The terms and conditions are as follows:

  1. The scholarship shall be awarded to a student who has already accepted the offer to undertake study for EITHER the taught postgraduate degree of MSc in Scottish History, OR the research degree of PhD or MPhil or MRes in Scottish History, within the School of Humanities at the University of Glasgow.
  2. Students already in receipt of an award which covers the full cost of the fees for the degree concerned will not be eligible to apply.
  3. The scholarship will be used in the first instance towards fees. If the student uses personal finances to cover the cost of fees, then the scholarship can be used as a stipend.
  4. The scholarship shall consist of a sum of approximately £1,800, to be paid in a single instalment at the commencement of the academic year for which the award is made.
  5. The scholarship may be awarded to a Home, EU or International student.
  6. The scholarship shall be made primarily on the basis of academic merit and motivation. Weight may also being given to the level of financial need where this is possible to evidence.
  7. The award of the scholarship shall be made by the Chair in Scottish History and/or the Chair’s nominees.

Candidates wishing to apply should submit the following:

  • the full applications they made for postgraduate study in Scottish History within the School of Humanities at the University of Glasgow, including current CV and two academic references 
  • evidence of acceptance of the offer to undertake postgraduate study in Scottish History within the School of Humanities at the University of Glasgow
  • a personal statement of no more than 500 words setting out the applicant’s research interests in Scottish History

Applications should be sent via e-mail to humanities-scholarships@glasgow.ac.uk, with 'Alexander Ogilvie Postgraduate Scholarship in Scottish History' in the subject line .

The deadline for submission for the award to be made for academic session 2020-21 is Friday 4 September 2020.

Decisions will be made and applicants notified by the following week.