Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Studentships; Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine, London

Welcome 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
applications 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@ucl.ac.uk
For further information please contact Adam Wilkinson, a.wilkinson@ucl.ac.uk

Please use the Centre's website for information on our fields of study and
members of staff who can act as supervisors: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/histmed/
Information on UCL Graduate School can be found at

Applications forms have to be submitted online with the UCL Graduate School
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

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.

Submitted by HJ Cook, Director, Wellcome Trust Centre, h.cook@ucl.ac.uk