Joan Cuthill PhD Scholarship in Art History 2013, University of Aberdeen, UK

To commemorate its links with the visual arts in Scotland, the University of Aberdeen in collaboration with the Alumni Association of Hospitalfield House are offering the Joan Cuthill PhD Scholarship in Art History. The award will facilitate research into the twentieth century history of Hospitalfield as an art institution and its role in the evolution of Scottish visual culture.

Study Level: Research Postgraduate

Country: International

Subject: History of Art

The PhD research will draw both on the extensive archive housed at Hospitalfield and will require the candidate to conduct interviews with surviving artist alumni of the institution. In addition to the thesis the successful candidate will be required and supported in the writing of a generalist publication based on the academic work undertaken.

The scholarship will cover full tuition fees (at home or overseas rate, as applicable) for the duration of the degree plus a contribution towards living expenses of £9000 per year.


Decisions will be made on the basis of academic merit.

Application Procedure

When submitting your Postgraduate Application Form, you should quote ‘Joan Cuthill PhD Scholarship’ under ‘Intended Source of Funding’ (if using the downloadable form) or ‘Name of Proposed Supervisor’ (if applying online).

Deadline: 8th of March, 2013

Further Information:

Further information on Hospitalfield can be found here:

Informal inquiries may be directed to Dr John Morrison:

Information about application procedures can be found here:

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agree with Elnora, such a pain looking for art history PhD opportunities…


Thanks, looks interesting. Hope this comes through!

Swati G
Swati G

Milindo, I am applying to study in Aberdeen, Scotland. and I hope the everyday groceries, food and drink etc. dont cost a lot! I also want to travel around Europe, and go places such as London, Paris, and Barcelona. I wish this to happen so much. BTW thank you for posting about scholarships on your site. Subscribed.


Hey everyone, I am wondering what some of the best and cheapest way to get from London, (mainly Heathrow Airport) to the University of Aberdeen is? I don’t mind much transferring; I’d just like it to be cheap and so that some scenery can be seen too.

Thank you very much for your time!

Elnora M
Elnora M

Ah finally a scholarship in art history!! Searching a lot, and sometimes I think it is a curse for scholarship seekers in the arts (esp art history), to find a scholarship.