Medical history PhD grants

Dominik Wujastyk ucgadkw at UCL.AC.UK
Wed Nov 26 18:39:41 UTC 2008

Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine
at University College London

M.Phil./ Ph.D. Studentships in the History of Medicine, 2009
Roy Porter Memorial Ph.D. Studentship in the History of Medicine, 2009

The Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL invites 
for entry to the Centre’s M.Phil./Ph.D. programme and for 3 years 
scholarships commencing in September 2009.

The Centre anticipates being able to offer two or three research 
studentships worth c. £ 20,000 pa plus the payment of "home" fees. In 
addition, the Roy Porter Memorial Ph.D. Studentship will be offered this 
year for an outstanding young scholar. This award commemorates the life 
and work of the prolific historian, Roy Porter who died in 2002. The award 
is made available through the generosity of the Wellcome Trust and will be 
tenable for 3 years from September 2009. In addition to fees at the 
Home/EU rate the studentship is valued at c. £ 20,000 per annum.

Students from outside the EU are encouraged to apply but should arrange to 
discuss the possible impact of "overseas" student fees being charged. 
Applications to study without a scholarship are also welcome.

Applicants should be registered for, or already hold a Master’s Degree in 
an appropriate discipline and intend to pursue research to gain a Ph.D. in 
the field of the History of Medicine.

Informal enquiries may be made until 19 December 2008 to the
Centre’s Graduate Tutor, Dr. Helga Satzinger, h.satzinger at
For further information please contact Adam Wilkinson, 
a.wilkinson at

Please use the Centre’s website for information on our fields of study and 
members of staff who can act as supervisors:
Information on UCL Graduate School can be found at

Applications forms have to be submitted online with the UCL Graduate 
School at
In addition to the standardised form the application has to contain one A4 
page presenting your research proposal plus one A4 page elaborating on 
what sources you want to use, where you situate your Ph.D. project within 
the History of Medicine, and the secondary literature on which you base 
your approach.

Please print out your complete application and send it by post or as pdf 
file to:
Adam Wilkinson
Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL
183 Euston Rd.
London NW1 2BE

The application must arrive by 12 January 2009 at the latest.  Shortlisted 
candidates will be informed end of January and invited for an interview in 
early February. Applicants from abroad will be interviewed by telephone. 
Students will be notified of the outcome of their application for places 
and/or funding within ten days of interview.

Dr Dominik Wujastyk
Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow
University College London

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