The Wellcome Trust and the University of Manchester PhD Studentship

Type of award


Managing department

School of Arts, Languages and Cultures


Student Stipend £19,919-£23,298 (student HOME fees will be covered in addition to the stipend)

Specified use

Fees and living expenses

Tenable period

3 years

Continuation of award

Continuation of the award is subject to satisfactory progress.

Number available

There is 1 studentship available

Funding provider

This award is internal.

Level(s) of study

This funding is available to students undertaking the following types of study:

  • Postgraduate research

Allowed study options

This funding is available to students undertaking the following modes of study:

  • Full-time

Subject restrictions

This funding is available to students undertaking study in:

  • History

Academic requirements

Applicants should hold a Bachelors (Honours) degree at 2:1 level or above (or its international equivalent) in a related subject; and a UK Master's degree with an overall average of 65% or higher (merit), with a minimum of 65% in the dissertation

Nationality restrictions

Other eligibility criteria

  • a BA and MA in early modern history which demonstrates an area of research expertise pertinent to this project, for example: environmental history; medical history; social history; material culture; food history; early American history;

  • a strong grasp of recent historiographical debates pertinent to the project, including those linked to environmental change, health and medicine; material culture;

  • the ability to understand and engage quickly with new historiographical debates and with the arguments and approaches adopted in allied fields, and to frame research findings within a variety of historiographical and methodological contexts;

  • excellent analytical and writing skills;

  • experience of working with archival sources in archives and libraries;

  • excellent organisational skills;

  • ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

Application procedure

Inquiries should be addressed to Professor Sasha Handley ( )

Applicants should apply to the PhD programme by 5 February 2021 and clearly indicate on their programme application, within the funding section,  they wish to be considered for the Wellcome Trust Studentship.

Application form

Additional documentation

Please provide an additional statement, in which you should detail why you are a good fit for the research project. The statement should be no more than 500 words.

Closing date

05 Feb 2021

Friday 5 February 2021

Additional information

Full details regarding the studentship can be found at:

Contact details for enquiries