The Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain: PhD Scholarships 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 x full-time scholarship (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 x full (3 years maximum) or part time (6 years maximum) student, and we 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 a 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 are available here


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.

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