Einhorn Oestreicher MPhil Scholarship (2017)

The Einhorn Oestreicher MPhil Scholarship is kindly funded through the generous philanthropic support of Prof Barbara Einhorn and The Reverend Dr Paul Oestreicher in memory of their children Jessica and Daniel, and matched funding from the University

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with the unique holdings of the Archive of Resistance Testimony held at The Keep archive, Falmer. Its collections relate to the broad history of resistance, covering wartime occupied Europe, anti-Apartheid and anti-colonial struggles, and dissent in Eastern Europe during the Cold War. In the first year, the candidate will audit bespoke modules on resistance studies offered as part of the BA History and MA Contemporary History degrees. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to work closely with archivists at The Keep in the further development of the Archive, in particular within the digital field.

The scholarship will be paid in two instalments of £5,000 in October 2017 and October 2018. In the first instance the scholarship will be a fee waiver, with any remaining funds to be paid as maintenance/stipend. At the end of the scholarship, holders will be eligible to apply to upgrade their registration to a PhD for a further two years of full-time study (or equivalent), and will be eligible at this point to apply to external sources of funding to support their continued studies.

What you get


Type of award



All UK, EU and international candidates are eligible to apply.

Candidates must have accepted a place to study an MPhil in History (working in the field of Resistance Studies) in the School of History, Art History and Philosophy.

Candidates must have achieved a Merit or higher on a taught Masters degree or equivalent if from an overseas institution. In exceptional circumstances, candidates will be considered with a first class honours degree or equivalent if from an overseas institution.

Candidates must meet all the University's general entrance requirements.


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How to apply

Application procedure

There is a two stage process to apply for the scholarship:

Stage one: Candidates may only apply for the scholarship once they have accepted a place on the MPhil in History (working in the field of Resistance Studies). Candidates should therefore apply for a place on the MPhil at least six weeks before the scholarship deadline of 31 May in order to allow sufficient time for the MPhil application to be processed. Apply here.

Stage two: Once a place has been accepted on the MPhil in History candidates should complete and return the attached scholarship application form by 31 May.

Assessment criteria

Applications will be ranked and assessed on the following criteria:

  • Academic performance
  • Career aspirations and ambitions in the field of resistance studies
  • The award of the scholarship in relation to their personal circumstances


The scholarship is available to funded and self-financing candidates. However, the successful candidate cannot be in receipt of this award and any other University of Sussex funded scholarship.

Contact us

Paige Thompson

Email: Paige.Thompson@sussex.ac.uk


The timetable is as follows:

  • Scholalship application deadline: 31 May 2017.
  • Decision on the successful candidate: mid-June.
  • Notification of successful candidate: by 30 June
  • Start date for successful candidate: September 2017.


At level(s):
PG (research)

Application deadline:
31 May 2017 23:59 (GMT)
the deadline has now expired