Doctoral Studentship for 4th Year Students at Oxford, Global History of Capitalism Project, 2023-2024

As part of an ongoing project on the global history of capitalism, we are offering one or more single-year, fully funded, studentships for doctoral students in the 4th year of their doctorate at the University of Oxford during the 2023/2024 academic year.  Students will join a research community within the Oxford Centre for Global History and also migrate to Brasenose College as part of the research project. These studentships are open to any D.Phil. discipline as long as the applicants are taking a historical approach to global research topics.

We expect graduate students to complete their D.Phils. during their 4th year and to submit a chapter of their D.Phil. thesis to the case study series on the Global History of Capitalism. We would also expect the holders of D.Phil. studentships to attend the termly seminars and regular events within Brasenose College on the Global History of Capitalism. The Global History of Capitalism Project is led by Dr. Christopher McKenna and Dr. Rowena Olegario and generously funded by external donors.

Funding Notes:

Successful applicants currently receive a student bursary of £17,668 (as of 2022/23) and we will update this figure when UKRI confirms the 2023/24 bursary level.  We also cover D.Phil. continuation charges for both the University of Oxford (£572 per term) and Brasenose College (£143 per term).

Application Process:

A complete application will consist of the following emailed documents:

  1. A letter describing your area of research interest, how your interests fit with the global history of capitalism, and your plans after completing your D.Phil.
  2. A finished chapter from your D.Phil. thesis that relates to the global history of capitalism for potential conversion to a case study.
  3. Your current academic CV.
  4. A supporting letter from your D.Phil. supervisor in Oxford.

For further information and/or to make an application please email:

Applications due by midday on Friday, 23 June 2023

Oxford Centre for Global History, Faculty of History, University of Oxford,

George Street, Oxford, OX1 2RL