Graduate Scholarships at Oxford Colleges

There are a number of bursaries currently available at Oxford colleges:

1. T.E.Lawrence bursaries. £5,000. For the study of the History of the Middle East. Funded by All Souls College, but can be held at any Oxford college.

2. Colin Lucas Graduate Studentship. £ 5,000. For the study of French history at Balliol College.

3. Vincent Packard and Geoffrey Smart. Fully funded doctorate at Kellogg College for citizens of the EEA or Switzerland.

4. Winston Churchill Scholarship at Exeter College: Pays College Fee and Maintenance but not University Tuition Fee. For students ‘normally resident in the USA’, working on a topic related to the ‘period and policies of Winston Churchill’. (NB: Churchill was First Lord of the Admiralty and Minister of Munitions during the First World War and Secretary of State for war from Jan 1919 and Colonial Secretary from 1920…)

In addition to these, there are also the ‘open’ calls of Ertegun, AHRC and Clarendon awards

Merton College: Clarendon Fund and John Roberts MC3 Graduate Scholarship

Merton College: Clarendon Fund and John Roberts MC3 Graduate Scholarship – Globalising and Localising the Great War – October 2015

We wish to encourage applications to the History Faculty and the English Faculty for proposed doctoral theses that relate to the main project areas of GLGW:

The Global-Imperial Dimension
The Economics of War and Peace
Global War and World Religions
Military Law and Military-Civil Relations
Global Cultural Representations of Conflict

When making the application it would be helpful to use the phrase ‘This proposed topic would fit with the Globalizing and Localizing the Great War Programme’ in the thesis proposal and to mention a member of the Programme as a prospective supervisor. We would wish to particularly encourage transnational and comparative projects.

Eligibility – Home/EU/Overseas applicants

Value – Merton College funds full living expenses. Clarendon Fund covers University and college fee

Duration – up to four years (depending on period of fee liability)

Application – Via University application form for graduate study by the January application deadline

For more information see here

To apply, see the University of Oxford Application Guide

We hope to be able to contact successful candidates by 1 May.

Women’s Leadership programme (WLP) – 4 October to 22 November 2015

The Eisenhower Fellowship is one of the world’s most prestigious fellowships whose alumni include national presidents, government ministers, top civil servants, economists, educators, entrepreneurs, business people and innovators to name but a few. For the first time since 1990, the UK is included amongst countries invited to nominate a candidate for the Women Leadership Programme, 2015.

See here for more information: Letter to EF Potential Candidates-1

Closing date: Friday, November 28 2014 at 5pm.

Research Fellowship in the History of the First World War

Research Fellowship in the History of the First World War at the College of Europe, Natolin campus (Warsaw)

The College of Europe, Natolin Campus (Warsaw) is seeking applications for the position of one six-months Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship with a starting date of January 2015. The posts will be held within the framework of the European Civilization Chair, founded by the European Parliament in honour of the late Professor Bronisław Geremek.

We are looking for graduates with:

a doctorate in History or a closely related field;
a research interest in the First World War, preferably in Central or Eastern Europe;
a proven track record of research in European history, preferably with refereed publications;
a very good command of English or French; preferably both.

Tasks include:

undertaking research activities leading to high-level scholarly publications;
contributing to the activities of the European Civilization Chair, especially to the organization of the conference on the First World War planned for April 2015;
Giving a research paper to the said conference on the First World War;
providing academic support for students undertaking Masters theses related to recent European
history and European civilization, including regular participation in the seminar: ‘History of Europe’.

The College offers:

an excellent academic setting
a six-month contract under Polish law;
a generous remuneration package
an international working environment.

Candidates should prepare a research project of maximum 5 pages on a topic related to the First World War – this may be about its origins, course, impact or consequences.

E-mail applications in English or French, comprising a detailed curriculum vitae, the research project, a letter of motivation and two letters of reference, should be submitted by 15 November 2014 via e-mail to:


The Alistair Horne Visiting Fellowship provides membership of St Antony’s College and limited financial assistance to a candidate who is researching or writing a significant book on a topic of modern history. The deadline for applications is 30 November 2014. Details here. Further information here.


Call for doctoral proposals for October 2015 start. We hope and believe that funding for graduate students will be available. Candidates should indicate their interest in working with the project as part of their applications, which should be made to the appropriate Faculties / Departments in the normal way. Please mention specific potential supervisors in your application. Please see here for information on applying.