Postgraduate scholarships and funding at the University of Glasgow

College of Arts

The College of Arts Graduate School has a wide range of information about funding opportunities, including AHRC scholarships. 

Sue Green Bursary    

An annual bursary to the value of £500 in memory of Sue Green is available to help support a postgraduate student in the Department of Archaeology at the University of Glasgow. Preference will be given to potential (new) research students not in receipt of grant support. Applications in the form of a short research proposal (c. 500 words) and accompanying brief CV should be sent to the Head of Department, Department of Archaeology, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, G12 8QQ by 31st August preceding the academic session in which the award is to be held.

Sue Green was an undergraduate student in the Department between 1998-2002 and died in a tragic accident just prior to graduating with a first class degree. Having completed an undergraduate dissertation on Neolithic settlement in the British Isles: a rejection of grand narratives, she was preparing to commence a PhD which was to review the cropmark evidence for Scotland's Neolithic, critique accepted classification schemes, and look at new approaches to studying these sites.

The bursary has been generously provided by her parents in her memory.

Bellahouston Bequest Fund

A one-year award open to home students undertaking a taught MPhil degree; with a preference for Glaswegians. The award is worth £1000 annually.  More information.

Kesson Award

Open to Honours graduates of the College of Arts, of Scottish or English nationality. Equivalent in value to AHRC Studentships. 

More information on the Arts and Humanities Graduate School website.

Eglinton Fellowship

Open to Honours graduates of the College of Arts and available for full-time or part-time postgraduate study, research or taught. Value approx. £500 p.a.

More information

Hunter Marshall Bequest

To encourage the study of Medieval Scots history, law and institutions; the study of the Celtic period in Scotland and its relation to the history of the Celtic period in England, Ireland and Brittany. Funds available to support research, fieldwork and publications.

More information on the Centre for Scottish and Celtic Studies website. Closing Date 31 May.

Ross Scholarship

This scholarship of £1000 is offered to MLitt students who intend to complete a dissertation on a Scottish subject using archival material from outside Scotland. The purpose of the fund is to collect material from abroad relating in any way to the history of Scotland, to Scots people in general, or to Scottish influences abroad. The scheme offers grants and scholarships for both short-term and in-depth research/enquiry.

More information on the Centre for Scottish and Celtic Studies website. Closing Date 31 May.

MacRobertson Scholarship

Open to all postgrad research students registered at Glasgow & Strathclyde. The aim of the Scholarship program is to provide funding which will enrich academic experience and research achievements. The Scholarship will last for one year. The successful applicants will undertake a course of study at a centre of advanced study preferably, although not necessarily, outwith Scotland. These centres of learning may include other universities or research organisations. Candidates should complete the application form and provide a detailed plan of their suggested use of the scholarship.

More information. Closing Date 30 June

Universitas 21 Scholarships

The University of Glasgow is one of only four UK members of Universitas 21, an international group of 16 world-class research-led universities committed to working together to enhance their status and capabilities. Through our membership of this prestigious group, our postgraduates can participate in exchange programmes with other prominent universities in Australia, North America and the Far East. More information on the Universitas 21 website.