Scholarships and Funding
To help foster study and research in the arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas, the Sainsbury Research Unit offers funding support for its academic programmes. These include scholarships for our taught Masters course and for our doctoral research students, such as the Robert Sainsbury Scholarship (a full fees award with living stipend).
The SRU, as part of the School of World Art Studies and Museology and the HUM faculty, benefits from a block grant allocation by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). SRU candidates are strongly supported in applications for AHRC, UEA and other grants and have very high success rates. UK/EU candidates who wish to be considered for any funding must apply to the SRU by the 1 March for the MA course and 17 February for the PhD programme in the year of application.
The SRU is offering five scholarships for study on its MA prgramme commencing in September 2013. The scholarships cover fees at Home/EU and Overseas rates. Applicants are also eligible to apply for the Robert Sainsbury Library Bursary - a programme that gives students an opportunity to train in the SRU's own specialist library.
All MA students receive a travel allowance to cover visits to museums, exhibitions and conferences as part of the course. All doctoral students receive a bursary to support fieldwork, library and/or collections research and conference attendance.
Our awards are evaluated on the basis of applications and merit, and all outcomes are decided by committee. At present, we do not consider funding support for students or projects not associated with SRU-based MA, doctoral research or visiting fellowship programmes. For up-to-date guidance regarding these programmes, funding competitions, and application deadlines, please contact the Admissions Secretary.