Elsie Farrar Studentship 2022-23

Type of award


Managing department

School of Arts, Languages and Cultures


The award covers tuition fees and a maintenance stipend (£20,658). Students opting to study part-time will receive a pro-rata maintenance stipend.

Specified use

Tuition fees and living allowance.

Tenable period

The studentship is for 3.5 year full-time or 7 years part-time

Continuation of award

Continuation of the award is subject to satisfactory progress.

Number available

We will have one such studentship available, awarded on a competitive basis.

Funding provider

This award is internal.

The School of Arts, Languages and Cultures

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
  • Part-time

Subject restrictions

This funding is available to students undertaking study in:

  • History

Academic requirements

Applicants must hold, or expect to achieve, a Masters-level qualification, which we would expect to be at Distinction level, or equivalent, and have a First Class Bachelor's degree (or non-UK equivalent).

Nationality restrictions

Other eligibility criteria

  • MPhil students are not eligible to apply for this studentship.
  • Current PhD students are not eligible to apply for this studentship.

Application procedure

Only those who have applied using the School funding application form are eligible.

Application form

Additional documentation

Required documentation is as follows:

  • School Funding Application Form
  • Research Proposal
  • MA and BA Degree Certificates and Transcripts
  • 2 academic references
Please provide an outline of your financial circumstances in no more than 300 words, explaining clearly why you would be unable to complete a PhD without financial support. Put your full anme and date of birth at the head of this statement. Your application should be accompanied by evidence of financial need. Please send photocopies rather than original documents. Types of evidene that might support your case incude: 
  • Evidence from your undergraduate institution that you were in receipt of a low income University bursary during the course of your undergraduate degree, and particularly in your final year.
  • If you are living with a parter, a copy of their P60 or statement of benefits.
  • Evidence of your current earnings or a statement of benefits.

Selection criteria

Applications will be ranked according to two key criteria; academic track-record, and the quality of the Research Proposal.

Selection body

The History Elsie Farrar Committee

Closing date

24 Jun 2022

School Funding Application Forms would have been submitted by 4 February 2022. The deadline for submission of evidence of financial need is 5pm, GMT, Friday 24 June 2022. Please send your financial statement and copies of supporting evidence to phdfunding-salc@manchester.ac.uk

Decision date

15 July 2022

Additional information

Please note that the list of evidence of financial need is indicative, and other forms of evidence can also be supplied as long as they demonstrate that youare in financial need. Please note that original documents and further proofs may be rquired if you are offered the studentship.

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