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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.

AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnership Studentship: Collecting UK Digital Comics

The British Library and UAL are delighted to offer a fully-funded PhD studentship (including fees and living allowance) at Central Saint Martins on the research theme of Collecting UK Digital Comics: Social, cultural and technological factors for cultural institutions, to start 1 October 2019.

Read more about the studentship, including research theme, eligibility, and funding information: Collecting UK Digital Comics (PDF 500KB)

Application deadline: 31 May 2019

In your application please clearly indicate that you are applying for the British Library and CSM studentship

Picturing Whiteness: Race Representation in the National Collection of British Art 1700s–1990s

Tate and University of the Arts London (UAL) are delighted to offer a fully-funded PhD studentship, to commence 1 October 2019.  The doctoral project will develop new ways of addressing raced representation in the national collection of British Art by focusing on the visualisation of white identities and ‘whiteness’ in specified artworks, their institutional and historiographical interpretation and the critical challenges of recognising whiteness in a specifically national art-historical context.

Read more about the studentship, including research theme, eligibility, and funding information - Tate & UAL Studentship: Picturing Whiteness

  • Director of Studies: Professor Paul Goodwin, University of the Arts London
  • Co-supervisor: Dr Martin Myrone, Tate

Application deadline: 31 May 2019

In your application please clearly indicate that you are applying for the Tate and UAL (Chelsea) studentship

technē

Postgraduate students will continue to be able to apply to UAL to pursue fully funded doctoral-level research studentships in arts and humanities subject areas over the next five 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 2019/20 have now closed, applications for a 2020/21 start will open October 2019.

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.