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Applications open for Historic Royal Palaces' Heritage Science Scholarship

Historic Royal Palaces (HRP) is funding a scholarship open to candidates accepted onto UCL's MRes in Science and Engineering in Art, Heritage and Archaeology

Over a two-year period, the successful applicant will spend time studying towards the MRes degree at UCL and with the HRP Conservation and Collection Care department at Hampton Court Palace, carrying out scientific research to support significant conservation projects such as the conservation of the Rubens ceiling paintings at the Banqueting House.

The scholarship covers the course fees for a UK/EU student and a stipend of £10,000 GBP a year for living expenses.

HRP are seeking an individual who:

  • Is enthusiastic about science
  • Has strong intellectual abilities proven with the achievement of a good first degree
  • Plans to make a career in the UK heritage sector
  • Has a passion for history and for communicating conservation and heritage science to the public

Having completed the course, the graduate will be expected to seek employment in the UK in the first instance.

HRP particularly welcomes black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) applicants as it considers these groups currently underrepresented both in heritage science and within the organisation.  

If you are interested in this unique opportunity, you will be invited to an open day at Hampton Court Palace where you will meet HRP scientists and discuss exciting research projects.

How to apply

Please apply online through the UCL application system.

Under 'Funding', indicate 'HRP scholarship'. In your motivation letter, please respond particularly to the above four selection criteria.

Deadline for applications

1st September 2016 

More information

Dr Constantina Vlachou – Mogire, Senior Conservation Scientist
Email:, Tel: 020 3166 6458

Professor Matija Strlic, MRes SEAHA Course Director

Image: Hampton Court Palace; Andreas Tille, CC BY-SA 4.0


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