Designated Studentships in Ancient and Modern History

If suitable candidates present themselves, elections will be made to a Bryce Research Studentship and to either an Amy Preston Read Scholarship or a Marquis of Lothian's Studentship or Stanhope Studentship or an Arnold Scholarship with effect from Michaelmas Term in each academic year.

The studentships are tenable for up to one year, either at Oxford, or, with the consent of the Board of Management, elsewhere. The maximum value of either studentship will be £10,000  — but any other emoluments accruing to the student during the tenure of the studentship will be taken into account. The Board of Management reserves the right to determine the value of any award within the maximum in the light of all the circumstances.

Candidates must be members of the University who are pursuing research in either Ancient or Modern History for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. By the date on which they would take up the studentship, they are expected to have been confirmed in their D.Phil. status, but must normally not have exceeded the tenth term since commencing their doctoral studies at the University.

With their letter of application (there are no application forms), applicants must include:

(a) a brief statement of their academic career, including attainments and qualifications;

(b) a brief statement on the programme of work in History (Ancient or Modern) which the candidate proposes to undertake, and how it relates to the final submission of their thesis; add a timetable of the completion process: what is already written, what remains to be done, including projected dates;

(c) a statement of any other emoluments held or being applied for by the candidate.

(d) applicants should ask two people who are familiar with their work to submit confidential references, including comments on their timetable towards completion of the thesis (please ask your referees to hand you their references in a sealed envelope, with their signature across the flap, or alternatively send them directly to the History Graduate Office - e-mailed references are satisfactory);

All candidates will be considered on their academic merits. Preference may be given to applicants who are advanced in their research, and whose research would seriously suffer from an interruption through lack of funding.

Applications, including the two sealed references (one set only, as the Board of Management will consider each applicant for any of the awards in its gift) should be received by the Graduate Officer of the History Faculty, who is acting as Secretary to the Board of Management, no later than Monday of Noughth Week of Trinity Term each year. The Board of Management hopes to meet in Third Week of Trinity Term, and we expect to be able to inform applicants about the outcome of their application shortly thereafter.

Contact details:, or History Graduate Office, Old High School for Boys, George Street, Oxford, OX1 2RL.