The McFarlane PhD Scholarship , UK

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The McFarlane PhD Scholarship

Study Subject :  History

Employer :  The University of Edinburgh

Level : PhD

One scholarship will be awarded to the best full time applicant who meets the criteria below and is accepted onto a PhD in History. The value of the award is £15,000 per year for the duration of the recipient’s PhD degree program (usually three years subject to satisfactory progress).

The Scholarship will cover the UK/EU rate of tuition fees, a stipend and research allowance (£450).

The scholarship is funded by a leading financier and his wife who have pledged their support for a new historical centre at the University of Edinburgh, which will study the influence of Scots abroad.

Investment fund manager Alan McFarlane and his wife, Anne, have donated £1 Million to the Scottish Centre for Diaspora Studies, to support two PhD scholarships in perpetuity and provide 10 undergraduate access bursaries to help students in financial need.

The gift is believed to be the largest private donation to a history-related project at a British University. The McFarlanes are both Edinburgh graduates.

The McFarlane PhD Scholarship Scholarship Application Deadline : 31 May 2011