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125th Anniversary Scholarships for Black British Researchers

125th Anniversary Scholarships for Black British Researchers

A new PhD scholarship scheme will fund up to 12 talented Black postgraduate research students in Autumn 2024.

The University of Birmingham is proud to celebrate its remarkable 125-year journey and announce the launch of a groundbreaking scholarship initiative designed to empower and support Black British researchers in their pursuit of doctoral education.

These newly established 3.5-year scholarships aim to address underrepresentation and create opportunities for talented individuals from diverse backgrounds to excel in academia.

We recognise the importance of diversity and inclusion in higher education. In line with our commitment to fostering an environment that celebrates differences and promotes equal access to education, we are excited to introduce the 125th Anniversary Scholarships for Black British Researchers programme.

Key features of this innovative scholarship initiative include:

  1. Financial Support
  2. Mentorship and Guidance
  3. Research Opportunities
  4. Community Building
  5. Research Training Support Grant
  6. Commitment to Inclusivity

Find out more

Who can apply?

These scholarships are designed to create opportunities and address the underrepresentation of talented Black or Black mixed heritage students in academia. Applicants who meet all of the following criteria are eligible to apply:

  1. Students classified as ‘Home’ for tuition fee payments and eligible for registration as Home students
  2. Members of one of the following ethnic groups:
    • Black African
    • Black Caribbean
    • Black Other
    • Mixed – White and Black Caribbean
    • Mixed – White and Black African
    • Other mixed background (to include Black African, Black Caribbean or Black Other)
  3. Not already enrolled on a PhD programme at the University of Birmingham

Available PhD projects:

College of Arts and Law

College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

College of Life and Environmental Sciences

College of Medical and Dental Sciences

College of Social Sciences

University of Birmingham

How to apply

Once applicants have familiarised themselves with the individual project's details, they are encouraged to contact the lead PhD supervisor to discuss the project and the applicant's suitability for the project. This is recommended before you submit an application to the PhD project. You can contact the lead supervisor via email on the individual project's webpage.

Applications will close at 23:59 (UK time) on 30 April 2024.