Two postgraduate scholarships available for 2024/25 session

Published: 4 March 2024

The Kilgour Scholarship in Classics and the Douglas M. MacDowell Memorial Bursary

The Kilgour Scholarship in Classics

The Kilgour Scholarship is a fees-only award for three years. To apply, candidates need to have applied for a University of Glasgow PhD place in Classics by 30 April 2024. If you have *already* applied for University of Glasgow PhD (or funding in the SGSAH competition), you will automatically be considered for the Kilgour Scholarship - no separate scholarship application is required. To apply for a PhD place, visit the online Admissions application portal. You should include a research proposal in your application.

The Douglas M. MacDowell Memorial Bursary

The MacDowell Bursary is worth £1,000 p.a. and is available to the following categories of student:

  1. Master’s students in Classics who intend to continue their studies at the University of Glasgow through a PhD.
  2. Current PhD students who are continuing their PhD research in Classics at the University of Glasgow.
  3. Students wishing to begin a PhD in Classics at the University of Glasgow after having completed their Master’s degree at another university.

The award will be made according to the following criteria:

A. Students from disadvantaged backgrounds or experiencing financial hardship.
B. Student performance as evidenced through grades.
C. Originality and solidity of research proposal.

To apply, students in categories 1 and 3 above should apply for a PhD place in Classics at the University of Glasgow by 30 April 2024 AND submit documentation supporting any relevant information under criterion A by the same date (by email to the Head of Classics, Dr Lisa Hau, on
Students in category 2 (i.e. current UofG Classics PhD students) should submit information under criterion A (via email to Lisa Hau) and a 500-word research proposal (criterion C) by 30 April 2024.

Both awards may be held by the same student.

Interested applicants are advised to contact Andrew Morrison ( and Zara Chadha ( in the first instance to discuss the most suitable supervisory team and their planned research proposal.

First published: 4 March 2024

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