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Funding Options

Last updated: 3.11.2014


  • The terms and conditions of all awards offered do, and will, change throughout the current funding round, information supplied on these webpages is correct as at 9.9.2014.  Applicants are encouraged to regularly check individual funding agency weblinks for amendments to criteria.
  • The Faculty's role is to rank applicants for awards.  
  • The Faculty does not make actual award decisions.
  • Further enquiries about any of the options listed should be directed to the individual grant-giving agency, whether in Cambridge or elsewhere. You will find contact details in each section.
  • Except for the Ellen McArthur Studentships (see Other awards/funding options), the Faculty of History itself does not offer funding in the form of studentships for MPhil or PhD courses.
  • This is not a definitive guide to all funding opportunities available to applicants. 
  • All applicants (MPhil and PhD, admission/continuation applicants, current PhD students) - please investigate ALL pages under your nationality category shown below: 

UK nationality


  • Overseas nationality   

History awards

  • Leverhulme Trust PhD Studentship - deadline 10 December 2014

Dual nationality

Applicants with dual nationality should consult the Student Registry website for eligibility criteria.

Applicants who are unsure whether their dual nationality will allow them to apply for awards are advised to send details of their dual nationality, as well as details of their residency for the last four or five years, to the Fees and Funding department at the Student Registry.Please mark subject line of email “dual nationality clarification please”. 

When applicants receive a reply, please ensure to copy that reply into the “Additional Information” section of the Advance Notification Form or, if the reply is received after the Advance Notification deadline, forward it with a covering email to along with personal contact details (full name, address) and details of the course applied for (e.g. MPhil in Historical Studies).