Bracewell Travelling Scholarship Open for 2024-25

Deadline: May 31, 2024

For current PhD students from eastern, central or southeastern Europe who wish to spend a term at UCL-SSEES.

The Bracewell Travelling Scholarship is funded by a gift from SSEES Emeritus Professor of History Wendy Bracewell, whose research examines South Slav history, and travel writing in and about eastern Europe. The Scholarship honours the long tradition of mutual curiosity between the UK and eastern, central and southeastern Europe by supporting PhD students from the SSEES region (excluding Germany and Russia) who wish to spend up to a term at UCL working with SSEES academics, pursuing their own research and contributing as appropriate to the intellectual life of the School. The award will cover tuition fee costs for one term, at either EU or international fee rates, plus a living cost stipend of £5,000.

For the 2024-25 academic year there will be one Scholarship awarded. It can be used during the Autumn term (23 September – 13 December 2024) or the Spring term (13 January – 28 March 2025).

To apply, send the following materials to by 31 May 2024

  • Name of the SSEES academic(s) with whom you would like to work
  • Valid email address for two academic referees at your home institution who are familiar with your work
  • Academic transcripts for all higher education provided in English and in electronic format
  • Personal statement
  • Research proposal
  • Confirmation from your home institution that your request to study abroad is supported
  • Confirmation from your home institution that you are a registered research degree student.

 After an internal selection process in SSEES, the successful candidate will then be invited to submit an application for admission to UCL via the Visiting Research Student scheme. If your first language is not English, you must provide recent evidence that your spoken and written command of the English language is adequate for the programme e.g. ‘good’ level in accordance with UCL English Language Policy.

 Please direct any questions to Dr Kristin Roth-Ey, Head of Postgraduate Research, at

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