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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).

technē brings together UAL with eight other higher education institutions in London and the south-east (Royal Holloway University of London, University of Brighton, Kingston University, University of Roehampton, University of Surrey, Brunel University, Loughborough University London and the University of Westminster). It is 1 of 10 Doctoral Training Partnerships across the UK to be announced in the new round of funding by the AHRC.

UAL applicants applying to techne

For applicants aiming to start a research degree at UAL in September 2021.

  1. Applicants wishing to apply for technē funding with UAL to commence September 2021 must first apply for a research degree at UAL by 9am Wednesday 11 November 2020.  The UAL application portal opens October 2020.
  2. Applicants who then receive and accept an offer of a place at UAL are then eligible to apply for technē funding.  Applicants must submit an initial application via the technē application portal by 9am Friday 15 January 2021.  Please ensure you refer to the technē 2020-21 Application Form Guidance Notes (Guide to Applying - 2021 entry), soon to be available on the technē portal, when drafting an application.  Feedback will then be provided to applicants in time for the final application.

The technē application portal opens 2 November 2020.

Current UAL students applying to techne

For UAL students currently enrolled on a research degree wishing to apply for technē funding.

  1. You must submit an initial application via the technē application portal by 9am on Friday 15 January 2021.  Please ensure you refer to the technē 2021-22 Application Form Guidance Notes (Guide to Applying - 2021 entry), soon to be available on the technē portal, when drafting an application.  Feedback will then be provided to applicants in time for the final application.

The technē application portal opens 2 November 2020.

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. Find out more about doctoral loans.

Worlding Public Cultures PhD Studentship

The Research Centre for Transnational Art, Identity and Nation (TrAIN) at UAL is seeking proposals from qualified UK/EU students to conduct a doctoral research project within the framework of the Worlding Public Cultures project (2020-2022). Funded by the Trans-Atlantic Platform (T-AP), the project is designed to foster more resilient public cultures and institutions to address the challenges of populist nationalisms, racism and global migrations in pluralist societies.

Successful candidates will receive funding of £17,285 per year plus fees and a chance to work with the TrAIN team, asissiting with the organisation of public events, seminars and reading groups within the context of the Worlding Public Cultures project.

Find out more about the Worlding Public Cultures PhD Studentship (Word 19KB)

Application deadline: 30 September 2020

In your application please clearly indicate that you are applying for the Worlding Public Cultures PhD Studentship.

We aim to hold interviews for this studentship in October 2020, dates to be confirmed.