Two funded scholarships have become available in the History Department at
King’s College London under the Professor Sir Richard Trainor PhD
Scholarships scheme.


The two projects are:

•             “Making the modern racehorse in Britain, c1920-2020”,
with the National Horseracing Museum (supervised by Prof. Abigail Woods,

•             “Beyond the Madness of King George: Health and Healing at
the Hanoverian Court”, with the Royal Library and Royal Archives,
Historic Royal Palaces, Royal College of Surgeons, Science Museum
(supervised by Dr Anna Maerker,


Details of individual projects are available here


We welcome applications from home, EU and international candidates seeking
to undertake a full-time PhD programme at King’s with one of the
advertised projects, who can demonstrate academic excellence and research


Candidates are asked to submit a current CV and cover letter identifying
which project they would like to be considered for explaining why they
would be suitable. Two academic references must be received by the deadline
for the application to be eligible.


Certain projects will require additional documentation, e.g. writing
sample, details of which can be found within the project summaries via

Documents should be emailed to by
11:59pm (UK BST) on 18 June 2017 with the subject ‘RT Scholarship 1617
– [include relevant project title].’


Each scholarship will be worth £15,000 per year for a 3 year period and
can be used to cover tuition fees and/or living costs, plus, where
relevant, any additional contribution, financial or in-kind, provided by a
partner organisation, details of which can be found by reading the
individual project descriptions.


Applicants must be aware that this is a partial scholarship which will
require the applicant to have additional funding in place to successfully
complete it. Awards are granted on the understanding that the award-holder
will take responsibility for any additional expenses incurred for the
duration of study.


For more information: