Number of scholarships to award
- tuition fee reduction
Offered yearly, Hans Rausing Scholarships are offered by the Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine (ChoSTM) at King’s College London.
The award covers fees (at home or overseas rates) and a maintenance grant equivalent to that offered by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) for the duration of the award.
Scholarships are available as:
a one-plus-three year award (“1+3 award”), which funds the student to take one of the KCL MA History programmes, with progression to doctoral study at CHoSTM subject to the satisfactory completion of the MA; or
a three-year award (“+3 award”), to fund doctoral study only, for students who already have a Master’s degree in the history of science, technology, and/or medicine (HSTM), or a Master’s degree in History or a related humanities or social science field with an HSTM taught component or HSTM research experience.
- The Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine (CHoSTM) at King's College London invites applications for Hans Rausing Scholarships to begin in October.
- The scholarships are available to students from overseas, the EU and the UK (with no restrictions regarding nationality) to study the history of science and/or technology at Masters and PhD-level at the Centre (please note that research projects in the history of medicine are not eligible).
Study experience required
Applicants for either award are advised to contact a prospective supervisor to discuss research interests and proposal.
Applicants for the +3 award should apply for the History Research MPhil/PhD via the King's College London application system.
There is no separate form for the Rausing Scholarship. To be considered for the +3 award, applicants must submit with their electronic application a sample of written work, a brief personal statement of academic interests and reasons for undertaking doctoral research, and a research proposal. The research proposal should be around 1,000-1,500 words plus bibliography and should outline the historical questions being addressed and their significance, relevant historiography, and sources.