SAHGB | PhD Funding Opportunities 2018

The Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain (SAHGB) is accepting applications for two PhD scholarships for the academic year 2018/19. We are offering funding for:

  • 1 full-time scholarship (for 3 years maximum) with the condition that the topic of study falls within British architectural history, however broadly conceived. Funded by the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation
  • 1 full or part time student, and we would particularly encourage topics that extend beyond British architectural history and investigate other global regions

These scholarships are aimed at those who have already been accepted by a UK university department with your research proposal, and who are seeking to secure funding. Our funding follows the annual rate of maintenance set as the National Minimum Doctoral Stipend by Research Councils UK. We do not offer an award for university fees.

Applications must be received by midday on 7 May 2018. Full details about how to apply may be found on the SAHGB website.

Candidate Profile

The Society welcomes applications from students with developed research proposals approaching architectural history from a range of disciplinary backgrounds including history, art history, architecture, and geography, as well as multi- or trans-disciplinary approaches. You do not need to have studied architectural history formally before, nor do you need to be a member of the Society, but your project must relate to the history of the built environment, broadly conceived. There is no limitation on methodology; we welcome diversity of approach. Possible topics might encompass:

  • Histories of design
  • Histories of construction
  • Histories of planning
  • Histories of buildings in use
  • Histories of interiors and interior design
  • Histories of practice and professionalism
  • Heritage studies

The Society encourages applications from candidates from diverse backgrounds.

About the SAHGB

The SAHGB exists to further the study and advance the knowledge of the history and development of architecture of all periods and places. We are the principal professional association for architectural historians working in the universities, museums, architectural practice and the wider heritage sector. We are a registered charity. For more information about our aims and work, visit our website. Our PhD scholarships include a number of additional benefits outlined in our terms and conditions.

The Society is grateful for the support of the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation. To learn more about their work, visit their website.