Strathmartine Trust Scholarship in Early Modern Scottish History at the University of Dundee

University of Dundee

With the Strathmartine Trust, the School of Humanities, Social Sciences and Law at the University of Dundee is funding doctoral research that advances the University’s strategic priorities of the field of Scottish History.

We invite applicants for a funded doctoral scholarship in Early Modern Scottish History at the University of Dundee. The funding covers the cost of tuition and provides a stipend for 36 months.*

The scholarship is open to any applicant working on early modern Scotland, broadly defined, and in the School’s strategic priority areas of climate impacts and transitions, justice and power, or childhood and youth. Projects engaging with questions of participation, social diversity and inclusion, or social control are especially welcome, as are proposals centred on Dundee and its environs. It is expected that the successful applicant will work with a wide range of archival sources, including locally-held collections at Dundee University Archives and Dundee City Archives, and applicants should be prepared to discuss the types of material they envisage using. As part of the research, the studentship holder will have the opportunity to liaise with the one of the University’s key partners, The Nine Incorporated Trades of Dundee , a body with roots stretching back the fifteenth century, and a central part of the research is expected to be examination (and, ideally, digitisation) of the Trades’ ‘lockit books’. Within these parameters, the studentship holder will be free to develop the research according to their own interests and priorities.

Start date: The Scholarships begin in January 2024.


Applications are made through the University of Dundee: University of Dundee: History Research Degrees where the standard entrance requirements are listed. You should have an honours degree at 2.1 or above, and/or a Masters degree in a relevant discipline.

In your research proposal, explain how it relates to your chosen Scholarship project, and highlight the skills and experience you bring.

Mark your application: Strathmartine Trust Scottish History Scholarship

Shortlisted applicants will be called for interview.


The deadline for application is 31st October 2023.

More Information

Informal inquiries: Dr. Allan Kennedy: [email protected]

*The current 2023/24 tuition fees are £4,734 and the stipend is £15,890.

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