Funding

BSHP Fellowships

The BSHP offers two postgraduate and two postdoctoral fellowships annually. Applications are welcome from those studying or researching any area of history of philosophy. The deadline for applying to both schemes is 23:59 (GMT) on 31 March each year. For successful applicants, the fellowship will run for one year starting in September of the year they apply.

BSHP Postgraduate Fellowship

Two bursaries of £4000 each are available to postgraduate students of any nationality currently studying at a UK higher education institution, or having accepted an offer to start studies at a UK higher education institution in the year of the fellowship. Each bursary is offered for a single academic year. Applications are especially encouraged from PG students from underrepresented groups, including students with disabilities, students from BAME backgrounds, first generation university students, and women. For further information and to apply, see here.

  • 2022 Fellows: Lea Cantor (Oxford) and Wouter A. Cohen (Cambridge)
  • 2021 Fellows: Lauren Slater (Birkbeck) and Thomas S. Fawcett (Sheffield)

BSHP Postdoctoral Fellowship

Two bursaries of £6000 each are available to early career researchers of any nationality currently resident in the UK. Each bursary is offered for a single academic year. Applications are especially encouraged from ECRs from underrepresented groups, including candidates with disabilities, candidates from BAME backgrounds, first generation university students, and women. For further information and to apply, see here.

  • 2022 Fellows: Hannah Laurens (St Andrews) and Richard Elliot (Birkbeck)
  • 2021 Fellows: Mike Coxhead (KCL) and Lucy Sheaf (KCL)

Testimonies

Lauren Slater

"The fellowship I received from the BSHP has been extraordinarily beneficial. Principally, the funding allowed me to really focus on my research last year. Prior to receiving the funding, I was financially supporting myself by teaching A-Level Philosophy students at several secondary schools in London and undergraduate students at Birkbeck College. The funding from the BSHP came at a crucial point and allowed me to take some time away from my teaching commitments to focus solely on writing up my thesis. I am due to submit my thesis within the next few months, and this would not have been possible without the generous funding I received from the BSHP. Thank you!" Lauren Slater, 2021 Postgraduate Fellow