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PhD Studentships

We welcome enquiries from students interested in researching the history of education broadly defined (including schooling, teaching, students & higher education, adult education), youth, childhood, voluntary organisations and youth movements. Fully-funded studentships for home or EU students are available for prospective doctoral candidates wishing to study with the International Centre for Historical Research in Education (ICHRE) at UCL Institute of Education.

Students are eligible to apply for funding through the London Arts and Humanities Partnership (LAHP) and the ESRC UCL, Bloomsbury and East London Doctoral training partnership. Applications for these schemes have now closed for entry in October 2017.  You are welcome to contact individual supervisors directly or write to ioe.ichre@ucl.ac.uk.


Richard Aldrich Bursaries

These bursaries celebrate the memory of Professor Richard Aldrich (1937-2014), who spent thirty years at the Institute of Education and who wrote its official history, among many other substantial contributions to the history of education during a long and distinguished career. ICHRE  is pleased to announce that we are able to offer a number of Richard Aldrich bursaries in 2016/7.  There are two separate rounds of application.

Richard Aldrich Bursaries for the Social History Society Annual Conference, 4-6 April 2017 (Open to all PG students and recently completed post-docs)

We are pleased to announce that we have awarded three Richard Aldrich Bursaries for attendance at the Social History Society annual conference, which will be co-hosted by the UCL Institute of Education. The winners are:

Hong Jiang, PhD Student, University of Cambridge

Rhiannon Pickin, PhD Student, Leeds Beckett University

Catherine Sloan, PhD Student, University of Oxford


Richard Aldrich Bursaries (Open to UCL students  or ECRs only)

We will also award a number of bursaries up to £500 each for attendance at a conference, workshop or training event in the broad field of the history of education.

Bursaries are open to all those registered for a research degree at University College London OR to early-career academics connected with UCL who are within 3 years of the date of their viva. Grants of up to £500 to cover fees, accommodation and travel will be considered. Please apply using the form below by 5pm on 24 March 2017.

Proposals are more likely to be successful they lead to a clear academic outcome such as delivering a paper or/and turning this into journal article.

If funded, successful applicants may be invited to deliver a talk as part of the ICHRE lunchtime seminar series or to write a blog for our website. Details of winners will be announced on the website.

How to apply

Please complete the following form – this will be submitted directly to the bursary selection committee. If you have any queries please email Dr Georgina Brewis g.brewis@ucl.ac.uk or ioe.ichre@ucl.ac.uk






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