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Funding opportunities

UAL is offering the following funding opportunities for research degree students. You can also get information on alternative routes for funding.

Technē

Postgraduate students can apply to UAL to pursue fully funded doctoral-level research studentships in arts and humanities subject areas over the next 5 years, after the technē Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) was granted a second round of funding by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).

Find out more about applying for Technē.

How to apply to Technē

Current UAL post-graduate students who are eligible to apply for Technē and applicants holding an offer of a place on a UAL PhD Programme, and are eligible to apply for Technē funding must submit an initial application through the Technē application portal by Friday 15 January, 9am.

Please refer to the Technē 2020-21 Application Form Guidance Notes (Guide to Applying - 2021 entry), available on the Technē portal, when drafting an application. Feedback will be provided to applicants in time for the final application.

The Technē application portal is now open.

TECHNE AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award

UAL and The National Archives are pleased to offer an AHRC TECHNE Collaborative Doctorate Award (CDA) which aims to explore uncertainty in conservation documentation records and how it affects decision-making in collection care. We invite applications from those with an interest in the archives and cultural heritage sector who would like to undertake PhD study. The Doctoral Award will be offering Tuition fees and annual maintenance equivalent to £17285.00. Application deadline: 9am, 22 February 2021.

Alternative guide to postgraduate funding

This guide provides advice and information for prospective and current graduate students about applying for alternative sources of funding, particularly from charities and trusts. Find out more and access the guide.

The Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding is independently published by GradFunding.

Doctoral loan

You may be eligible to apply for a Postgraduate Doctoral Loan to help with course fees and living costs while you study a postgraduate doctoral course. Please note, you will not be able to get a Postgraduate Doctoral Loan if you’ve received or will receive Research Council funding, including Technē.

Find out more about doctoral loans.