PhD Scholarships at King’s College London, UK


May 01, 2015

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Applications for recruitment are now open for the 2015-16 competition.

The Professor Sir Richard Trainor Scholarship scheme has been developed in response to an anonymous donation in acknowledgement of the Principal who left the College in 2014 after ten years, and will fund up to 31 PhD scholarships over a 3 year period.

For the academic year 2015-16, one scholarship each has been made available to each of the following twelve projects. For more details about each project, please click on the project title link.

Project Title

Lead Project supervisor


Settlement and connectivity in the English Channel: the Isle of Wight and its setting in the Iron Age and Roman periods

John Pearce


Royal Shakespeares: Responses to the National Playwright in the Royal Collections, 1714-1901

Gordon McMullan


Ecologies of Artists’ Moving Image Practice in the United Kingdom, 1966–2016

Erika Balsom

Film Studies

Curating, collecting and the construction of zoological knowledge: The work of Walter Rothschild, c1878-1937

Abigail Woods


HM Treasury under Alistair Darling MP: 2007 - 2010

Richard Roberts

ICBH / Policy Institute

Building the Smart City: Managing the interface between urban governance and big data

Federico Caprotti


A Ban on Ransom Payments? Political Ambitions, Commercial Stakeholder: Interests and Human Rights

Anja Shortland

Political Economy / Law

Drones for Development? Evaluating the technical, economic, political and cultural contexts affecting the potential for UAV adoption in less-developed and less-connected regions - tbc

Jonathan Reades



Matthew Howard


Tracing provenance in the global food system

Simon Miles

Informatics / Geography

Sustainable broadcast-based content-delivery architecture for high-bandwidth connectivity in rural India




Integrating semantic technologies with electronic health records to enhance the detection of adverse drug events in mental healthcare

Robert Stewart

Psychological Medicine / Biostatistics

Student Eligibility

  • Prospective students who wish to undertake a full-time MPhil/PhD programme with one of the above advertised projects commencing in 2015-16 are eligible to apply
  • Current MPhil/PhD students are NOT eligible to apply
  • These scholarships are open to home, EU and international studentswho can demonstrate academic excellence and research potential
  • If selected, the scholarship will be offered subject to you being offered a place on the PhD programme and meeting the relevant programme entry requirements.

Value & length of scholarship

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 clicking on the individual project details links above.

For further queries:

Jennie Eldridge

020 7848 3376

Application process

Deadline for applications: 12pm (UK BST) 1 May 2015

Applicants must complete and submit as a minimum* a CV and personal statement identifying which project they would like to be considered for explaining why they would be suitable,to by 12pm (UK BST) on 1 May 2015. The subject line of the email should read RT Scholarship 1516.

Two academic references must be received by the deadline for the application to be eligible. Candidates are responsible for instructing referees to submit their references to   using the subject line RT Scholarship 1516.

* for certain projects, applicants will be required to submit additional documentation. Please refer to the individual project outlines attached to the projects above.

For some projects, short-listed candidates will be invited for interview, again for details of which projects this relates please refer to the individual project outlines attached above.

Successful applicants, if not already done so, will then be invited to apply formally to the PhD programme at King's via: Acceptance to the scholarship will be conditional upon receiving a formal offer from King’s, and meeting any conditions of that offer.

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Eligible Countries
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Publish Date
April 21, 2015