Birkbeck College is pleased to announce the first call for Eric Hobsbawm Postgraduate Scholarships, named in memory of one of the greatest historians of the last century. From 1947 until his death in 2012, Eric Hobsbawm was a loyal member of Birkbeck College.
The Scholarships have been set up to encourage the next generation of talented historians to pursue original, high-quality and exciting research in history by assisting financially with study and research costs.
The fund aims to assist two sets of beneficiaries:
- (1) Applicants are invited for two full-fee scholarships for MA study in the department of History, Classics and Archaeology. Each scholarship is currently expected to be worth £7,600. Overseas applicants and part-time applicants are welcome, as well as home/EU full-time applications (part-time awards are pro-rata).
- (2) New and existing doctoral students in the dept of History, Classics and Archaeology at Birkbeck can apply for financial assistance for research expenses (including travel, accommodation, conference fees, particular training needs). Awards in this strand are likely to be in the range £1000-£8000.
Deadline for applications: 6 March 2015. For further details see http://www.bbk.ac.uk/history/prospective-students/postgraduate-courses/funding-and-scholarships
The Eric Hobsbawm Scholarships have been made possible thanks to many donations from his friends and former students. Birkbeck College gratefully acknowledges the help and support of the Hobsbawm family.