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Hans Rausing Scholarships at Kings College London 2021

The Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine (ChoSTM) at King’s College London provides the Hans Rausing Scholarships in the 2021-2022 academic session.

The Hans Rausing Scholarships was created to assist in providing financial support and community building for understated groups in tech and assist aspiring computer scientists stand out in technology and become leaders in the discipline.

A group of undergraduate and graduate candidates will be selected from the candidate pool, and scholarships will be granted based on the strength of each applicant’s impact on diversity, proven leadership and academic background.

King’s College London was established by King George IV and the Duke of Wellington (then Prime Minister) in 1829 as a university college in the custom of the Church of England. It now takes in staff and scholars of all faiths and beliefs.

King’s professors played a main role in nineteenth-century science and in broadening higher education to women and working men via evening classes.

The university has developed and grown via mergers with a lot of institutions each with their own special histories. These include:

  • United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals
  • Chelsea College
  • Queen Elizabeth College
  • Institute of Psychiatry.

Their Research Strategy has been structured to enable and supplement the work of their faculties. Primarily, it has been developed around their people – their researchers, present and future, their professional services staff and their students. The strategy is structured to provide the support, infrastructure, development, and environment they require to excel. The Research Strategy is complemented with an action plan which details the particular objectives, the measures of success and the responsibility for delivery. 

Worth of Hans Rausing Scholarships

The scholarship award provides fees (at home or abroad rates) and a maintenance award equivalent to that provided by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) for the length of the award

Eligibility for Hans Rausing Scholarships

The scholarship awards are obtainable to candidates from abroad, the EU and the UK (with no restrictions concerning nationality) to study the history of science and/or technology at Masters and PhD level at the Centre (please be aware that research projects in the history of medicine are not qualified).

Scholarships are available as:

  • a one-plus-three year grant (“1+3 award”), which sponsors the candidate to take one of the KCL MA History programs, with progression to PhD study at CHoSTM subject to the satisfactory conclusion of the MA; or
  • a three-year award (“+3 award”), to finance PhD study only, for candidates who prior to now have a Master’s degree in the technology, history of science, and/or medicine (HSTM), or a Master’s degree in History or a related humanities or social science discipline with an HSTM taught constituent or HSTM research experience.

Candidates must have an excellent academic track record and exceptional research prospect in the history of science and/or technology.

How to Apply for Hans Rausing Scholarships

  • Candidates for either scholarship are advised to get in touch with a prospective supervisor to discuss research interests and proposal.
  • Candidates for the +3 award have to apply for the History Research MPhil/PhD through the King’s College London application platform.
  • There is no distinct form for the Hans Rausing Scholarships.
  • To be given consideration for the +3 award, candidates have to submit with their electronic application a sample of written work, a concise personal statement of academic interests and reasons for undergoing PhD research, and a research plan.
  • The research proposal must be around 1,000-1,500 words with bibliography and should summarize the historical questions being tackled and their importance, relevant historiography, and sources.

Deadline: Applications are welcomed for +3 award applications for admission in October 2021 (or remarkably in January 2022). The deadline is March 15, 2021, but you may apply at any period. 

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