Postgraduate Funding for Anthropology


The Department of Anthropology offers a number of postgraduate funding opportunities.

Details of these funding options are available below:

Anthropological funds

In addition to the more widely known research funding schemes, there are a number of scholarship schemes that are particular to Anthropology or may be particularly suitable for specific anthropology based research proposals. See  for further information.

Emslie Horniman Anthropological Scholarship Fund

British, Irish and Commonwealth nationals are eligible to apply for support for overseas fieldwork. Details are available from the Royal Anthropological Institute and the closing date is 31 March each year.

Find out more about the Emslie Horniman Anthropological Scholarship Fund.

Radcliffe-Brown Memorial Fund

Small grants (around £750) are available for students completing their theses, awarded twice a year. Details are advertised in Anthropology Today. Closing dates are end of April and end of November each year.

Find out more about the Radcliffe-Brown Memorial Fund.

Additional funding support possibilities outside of Goldsmiths

BME Fee waiver for MRes Anthropology/MRes Visual Anthropology

BME Fee Waiver Bursary for MRes Anthropology/MRes Visual Anthropology 

A single Fee Waiver Bursary is open to application from new students from Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) backgrounds ordinarily resident in the UK and who have applied for and been accepted on the MRes Anthropology/MRes Visual Anthropology programmes starting in September 2020. The bursary is part of the department’s commitment to racial justice by creating a new pathway for emerging BME scholars.

Eligibility: Students who wish to complete the MRes in preparation for an MPhil/PhD in Anthropology are eligible, whether they are enrolled full or part time. If you are a part time student then the fee waiver will be divided equally across the two years of the programme.

The closing date for applications is Monday, 1 June 2020 at 5pm and the successful candidate will be notified at the beginning of July.

Application Process:

In order to qualify for the award you will need to have been accepted onto either the MRes Anthropology or MRes Visual Anthropology.  For further information about the MRes and how to apply please visit the departmental website.

You must also submit a short 300-500 word statement indicating your reasons for applying to undertake a research degree in anthropology at Goldsmiths and outlining your longer term aspirations. You may wish to identify potential sources of funding for the MPhil/PhD. 

The short statement must include student name, degree applied for and applicant/student number. It must be submitted by e-mail to the PGR admissions team, Department of Anthropology, Goldsmiths, by Monday, 1 June, 2020 at 5pm

Qualifying candidates will be assessed on academic merit judged by their previous academic achievements and academic references, the quality of their research proposal and fit with Goldsmiths anthropology.

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