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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.


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.

Applications for technē funding starting 2020 have now closed.

Please check back in October 2020 for information on applying for technē funding starting September 2021.

Applications for technē funding starting 2020 have now closed.

We will release information on applications for technē funding starting September 2021 in October 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.