The Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine (ChoSTM) at King’s College London offers the Hans Rausing Scholarships in the 2021-2022 school year.
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A group of undergraduate and graduate students will be chosen from the applicant pool, and scholarships will be awarded based on the strength of each candidate’s impact on diversity, demonstrated leadership and academic background.
Worth of Award
The award covers fees (at home or overseas rates) and a maintenance grant equivalent to that offered by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) for the duration of the award
The scholarships are available to students from overseas, the EU and the UK (with no restrictions regarding nationality) to study the history of science and/or technology at Masters and PhD-level at the Centre (please note that research projects in the history of medicine are not eligible).
Scholarships are available as:
- a one-plus-three year award (“1+3 award”), which funds the student to take one of the KCL MA History programmes, with progression to doctoral study at CHoSTM subject to the satisfactory completion of the MA; or
- a three-year award (“+3 award”), to fund doctoral study only, for students who already have a Master’s degree in the history of science, technology, and/or medicine (HSTM), or a Master’s degree in History or a related humanities or social science field with an HSTM taught component or HSTM research experience.
Applicants should have an exceptional academic track record and outstanding research potential in the history of science and/or technology.
How to Apply
- Applicants for either award are advised to contact a prospective supervisor to discuss research interests and proposal.
- Applicants for the +3 award should apply for the History Research MPhil/PhD via the King’s College London application system.
- There is no separate form for the Rausing Scholarship.
- To be considered for the +3 award, applicants must submit with their electronic application a sample of written work, a brief personal statement of academic interests and reasons for undertaking doctoral research, and a research proposal.
- The research proposal should be around 1,000-1,500 words plus bibliography and should outline the historical questions being addressed and their significance, relevant historiography, and sources.
Deadline: Applications are invited for +3 award applications for entry in October 2021 (or exceptionally in January 2022). The closing date is March 15, 2021, but you may apply at any time.