ARTES is delighted to announce that thanks to the generous support of art dealers Coll & Cortés, we are able to award a £3,000 scholarship each year for PhD students registered for a full- or part-time doctoral degree at a UK university who are working on any aspect of Spanish, Portuguese or Latin American visual culture before 1800. The scholarship is intended to contribute towards the costs of tuition, living and/or research, and therefore students with full funding are not eligible. The deadline for all applications is 31st January each year and the Awards Ceremony is held in London in July of the same year. Please read the general guidelines below.
Scholarship application guidelines
- Applications should be made in English as a single MS Word or PDF file and sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants are requested to include ‘PhD Scholarship’ in the email subject, but should not expect acknowledgement of receipt.
- All applications should include: a) a project title, b) a max 100-word project summary, c) a max 600-word description of the research to be conducted; d) a short breakdown of how the money will be spent, together with details of any other funding received; e) an academic CV. Applicants should ensure that an academic advisor sends a reference to the same email address by the 31st January deadline. Applications without a reference will not be considered.
- Candidates may apply for other scholarships and awards from ARTES, but are unlikely to be successful in more than one category in any one year.
- Application is open to any student or scholar who can demonstrate compliance with the criteria set out above, other than employees of Coll & Cortés, committee members of ARTES, or their immediate families. Scholarships are not awarded to students who have not yet begun their programme of study, are valid for one year only, and are not renewable.
- Applications will be assessed according to the following criteria: Originality of research, significance of research, feasibility of successful completion, academic rigour (command of the field, spelling, fluency etc), potential of the applicant (an assessment of the strength of the CV, taking into account the student’s current status), financial need, strength of reference.
- Successful scholarship winners are normally informed by 1st March, and are invited to attend a presentation ceremony held in London in July. They are required to write a 600-word report on their funded research project, to be sent to email@example.com within nine months of receipt of the scholarship.
- Any publications arising from research supported by these scholarships should include acknowledgement of ARTES.
- The scholarships come with no institutional affiliation, and ARTES and Coll & Cortés cannot take responsibility for the support or welfare of scholarship holders.
- The decision of the Scholarship Committee shall be final. The Committee reserves the right to make no awards in cases where it deems that applications are not of satisfactory quality. Coll & Cortés and ARTES accept no legal responsibility to any applicant or third party arising from this notice, or the award or otherwise of a scholarship. The Scholarship Committee will not enter into correspondence with unsuccessful applicants or their academic advisors regarding its decisions.