Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at University College London

M.Phil./ Ph.D. Studentships in the History of Medicine, 2009 Roy Porter Memorial Ph.D. Studentship in the History of Medicine, 2009

The Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL invites applications for entry to the Centre’s M.Phil./Ph.D. programme and for 3 years scholarships commencing in September 2009.

The Centre anticipates being able to offer two or three research studentships worth c. £ 20,000 pa plus the payment of “home” fees. In addition, the Roy Porter Memorial Ph.D. Studentship will be offered this year for an outstanding young scholar. This award commemorates the life and work of the prolific historian, Roy Porter who died in 2002. The award is made available through the generosity of the Wellcome Trust and will be tenable for 3 years from September 2009. In addition to fees at the Home/EU rate the studentship is valued at c. £ 20,000 per annum.

Students from outside the EU are encouraged to apply but should arrange to discuss the possible impact of “overseas” student fees being charged. Applications to study without a scholarship are also welcome.

Applicants should be registered for, or already hold a Master’s Degree in an appropriate discipline and intend to pursue research to gain a Ph.D. in the field of the History of Medicine.

Informal enquiries may be made until 19 December 2008 to the Centre’s Graduate Tutor, Dr. Helga Satzinger, [email protected] For further information please contact Adam Wilkinson, [email protected]

Please use the Centre’s website for information on our fields of study and members of staff who can act as supervisors: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/histmed/ Information on UCL Graduate School can be found at http://www.grad.ucl.ac.uk/

Applications forms have to be submitted online with the UCL Graduate School at http://www.ucl.ac.uk/admission/graduate-study/application-admission/ In addition to the standardised form the application has to contain one A4 page presenting your research proposal plus one A4 page elaborating on what sources you want to use, where you situate your Ph.D. project within the History of Medicine, and the secondary literature on which you base your approach.

Please print out your complete application and send it by post or as pdf file to: Adam Wilkinson Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL 183 Euston Rd. London NW1 2BE UK

The application must arrive by 12 January 2009 at the latest. Shortlisted candidates will be informed end of January and invited for an interview in early February. Applicants from abroad will be interviewed by telephone. Students will be notified of the outcome of their application for places and/or funding within ten days of interview.

Submitted by HJ Cook, Director, Wellcome Trust Centre, [email protected]