Geoffrey Wilkinson Studentship 2022-23

The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) is pleased to invite applications for a three-year full-time PhD studentship, starting in September 2022, funded by a donation from the Wilkinson Charitable Trust

The Sir Geoffrey Wilkinson Studentship is available to applicants interested in pursuing a PhD project in the history of public health.

The research project will be supervised by one of the following Centre for History in Public Health (CHiPH) staff:

The exact focus of the project will be developed by the successful candidate in discussion with their proposed supervisor.  For more information see the full advertisement on our website.

Financial support

The studentship award covers:

  • tuition fees (at the LSHTM Home fee rate);
  • a tax-free stipend at the UKRI Studentship rate (2021-22 rate, with London weighting, is GBP 17,609.00); and
  • up to GBP 2,000.00 per annum research training support grant (RTSG) for relevant research study costs determined by the supervisory team

Eligibility criteria

All applicants must meet minimum LSHTM entry requirements.  

Applicant must hold relevant undergraduate and Master’s degrees in history, or a cognate social science discipline, both awarded at a high grade. Applicants with a very strong undergraduate degree in these disciplines and relevant experience will be exceptionally considered.

This PhD Studentship award is only available to candidates who meet the eligibility requirements for the Home fee rate. Please see the LSHTM fee assessment policy, in particular the ’criteria‘ section, for further details. Further information about fee status assessment can be found on the UKCISA website.

How to apply

Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact their proposed primary supervisor for an informal discussion before applying.

To apply, submit a completed research degree application online using the LSHTM application portal by the scholarship deadline of 23:59 (BST) on Sunday 15 May 2022.  

Applicants short-listed for funding will be invited for interview. Interviews will likely be held remotely (via Teams or Zoom).

Short courses

LSHTM's short and specifically designed courses provide the opportunity for intensive study in specialised topics.

These courses enable participants to refresh their skills and keep up to date with the latest research and knowledge in public and global health.