About AHRC Awards
The Courtauld Institute of Art will manage a Block Grant of 104 Masters and Doctoral level studentships until 2013. These awards recognise our excellent record of achievement in postgraduate teaching and research degrees, and will ensure that The Courtauld Institute of Art will continue to attract and retain the very best postgraduate students. As such, the principal method we shall use to determine the allocation of these studentships will be academic excellence.There are three schemes:
- The Professional Preparation Master’s Scheme (PPM) provides support for students intending to proceed to a career in professional practice, who are undertaking a Master’s or Postgraduate Diploma course which will prepare them specifically for that professional practice.
- The Research Preparation Master’s Scheme (RPM) provides support for students intending to proceed to doctoral study who are undertaking a Master’s course which will prepare them for doctoral study. Students are expected to gain a Master’s qualification at the end of their AHRC award.
- The Doctoral Awards Scheme (DAS) provides support for students undertaking doctoral study.
AHRC AWARDS 2013/4
For 2013/14 the AHRC have confirmed we are able to offer a total of 13 studentships:
- 5 studentships under RPM/PPM
- 8 studentships under DAS
If you are a UK or EU applicant and are yet to receive an offer of a place to study with us, please do go ahead and submit your application before Monday March 4th for a studentship in the scheme under which it is listed.
RESEARCH PREPARATION MASTER'S SCHEME (RPM)
MA in the History of Art
PROFESSIONAL PREPARATION MASTER'S SCHEME (PPM)
Postgraduate Diploma in the Conservation of Easel Paintings
MA in Wall Painting Conservation
MA in Curating the Art Museum
DOCTORAL AWARDS SCHEME (DAS)
NB: Current Home/EU Research students are eligible to apply provided they will be studying for at least one more year full time or 20 months part time (excluding the writing up period). A student who has already commenced their study on a part-time basis may be supported by the AHRC to continue their studies full-time.
The AHRC have strict eligibility criteria; you must check to ensure you are eligible to apply for support.
AHRC Block Grant Partnership and Open Competition eligibility:
The AHRC will not consider multiple applications from a student through either the Studentship competition or the Block Grant Partnership (the last being the type of funding administered by The Courtauld), or both. If the AHRC receives more than one nomination form or competition application form relating to the same student, they reserve the right to reject all of them. Students who have made successful applications to more than one institution will therefore need to choose which one to accept before their nomination form or Studentship application is submitted to the AHRC, and it is their responsibility to ensure that only one form or application is submitted.
Most candidates will normally hold or be predicted a mid 2.1 or 1st class degree in a relevant subject.
In addition, those applying for a doctoral studentship should normally have, or be studying for, a Master’s degree or similar postgraduate qualification.
UK residents are eligible for Full studentship awards – this covers maintenance (in 2012/3, the level of maintenance grants was set between £10,845 and £15,590, depending on the scheme) and full payment of tuition fees. To be eligible for a full studentship award, a student must show that they have a relevant connection with the UK. This is usually determined through residence and means a physical presence in the UK. British citizenship or holding a British passport in itself does not satisfy the residential eligibility requirement. If you hold an award for full-time study, you may be eligible for additional support and allowances.
EU residents are eligible for Fees-only studentship awards - this covers University tuition fees and does not include a maintenance grant. To be eligible for a fees-only award, you should be ordinarily resident in an EU country other than the UK.
How to Apply
Deadline: 5pm, 25 February 2013
You must apply direct to The Courtauld using the forms specific for each scheme. Please note, that this application for AHRC funding is treated as separate from your application to the Courtauld scholarships programme, or any AHRC applications you have made in the past, so please provide all the materials requested in the forms. Failure to do so will make your application incomplete and ineligible.
Complete applications should include:
- Completed application form
- Two confidential Referee Report forms (either included with your application in signed and sealed envelopes or sent to us directly by the referees)
Please send your application by post to:
The Courtauld Institute of Art
AHRC Timeline of Events 2013
January 2013 to March 2013
Programme application schedule – Interview rounds and decisions on programme applications will occur in this period. As soon as you hold an offer for one of our courses you may submit your AHRC application. Applications from Conservation of Wall Paintings MA candidates must be sent before an offer to study with us has been made due to the early AHRC deadline.
5pm, 25 February 2013
AHRC application deadline – All complete applications must be received before this time.
late April/early May 2013
The AHRC subpanel will make recommendations to the Dean and studentships will be ratified at this time. You will then be informed as to whether your application has been successful. Please ensure that you have access to the internet at this time.