Pears Foundation PhD Scholarship

The Holocaust Research Institute invites applications from outstanding candidates for this prestigious PhD scholarship.


Scholarship Award: £20,748 p.a. (approximately) for three years full time study (£14,553 in stipend, £2,000 in London weighting, and fees at £4,195).
Applicable course: PhD (Department of History) Duration: Three years full time (no part-time applications will be considered at the time of application, or after the commencement of full-time study).
Topic: The successful applicant will work on the World Jewish Relief Central British Fund Archives, under the joint supervision of Dr. Simone Gigliotti and Prof. Dan Stone in the Department of History
Selection Criteria: The candidate will have completed an MA (first class) in a relevant field (History, Refugee Studies, Holocaust Studies, etc.) and be able to demonstrate a genuine interest in the history of migration to the UK in the context of World War II.
Deadline for online applications: Friday 17 March 2017, 5.00pm (London GMT)
Eligibility: This scholarship is restricted to UK/EU applicants.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to visit the website of the Holocaust Research Centre to learn about our history, vision, academic staff and research strengths. The Holocaust Research Institute is housed within the Department of History at Royal Holloway which boasts an active and stimulating research culture for postgraduate students.

Applicants are also strongly advised to visit the website of the World Jewish Relief and its UK archive catalogue at the London Metropolitan Archives to assist in developing a dissertation focus. You must complete this application form (Sections 1-11) and email it to Marie-Christine Ockenden ( before the application deadline of Friday 17 March 2017 5.00pm (London GMT). You must also apply through Royal Holloway Direct (RHUL Direct) and complete the standard application for admissions.
Incomplete applications will not be considered

Published on: 
2 Mar 2017