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Full PhD scholarships for UK Black researchers at the University of Southampton

Full PhD scholarships for UK Black researchers at the University of Southampton

The University of Southampton is pleased to launch their Black Futures PhD scholarships scheme for UK Black researchers.

This prestigious scheme is aimed at talented UK-domiciled Black and mixed-Black heritage students who want to pursue a PhD at Southampton.

What does the Black Futures scholarship include?

The Black Futures scholarship comprises:

  • A £20,000 per annum tax-free stipend, for 3.5 years
  • Full UK fees paid
  • An annual researcher training and support grant of £1,000 per year, to assist with researcher development
Full PhD scholarships for UK Black researchers at the University of Southampton

What subjects do the Black Futures scholarships cover?

Black Futures scholarships are open to UK Black students wanting to pursue a PhD in any subject area at Southampton.

Who is eligible for a Black Futures scholarship?

The Black Futures scholarships are open to applicants who:

  • have identified an academic supervisor who is willing to supervise their PhD project starting in the 2024/2025 academic year
  • have Black or mixed-Black heritage
  • are resident in the UK and eligible for UK fees

How do I apply for a Black Futures scholarship?

To apply for a Doctoral College Black Futures scholarship, you need to:

  • Submit an application for a PhD using the University's online application portal
  • Submit an application for the Black Futures scholarship scheme

You can find full details of how to find a PhD and apply for the Black Futures scheme on the Southampton website.

The deadline for Black Futures scholarship applications to be received is Friday 23 February 2024, with successful applicants being notified by the end of March 2024. The full terms and conditions of the Black Futures scholarship scheme can be found here.

Full PhD scholarships for UK Black researchers at the University of Southampton

Other financial support for PhD study at Southampton

As well as the Black Futures scholarship, the University of Southampton are offering the following schemes to help talented researchers undertake a PhD with them:

  • Innovation and Social Impact scholarships for researchers looking to drive social impact through their work
  • Horizon Europe fee waivers for researchers from Horizon Europe-associated countries
  • Presidential Bursaries for overseas postgraduate researchers, covering the fee difference between UK and overseas fees

Why do a PhD at Southampton?

With fully-funded scholarships available, there’s never been a better time to start your PhD at Southampton.

Part of the prestigious Russell Group, the University of Southampton is a research-focused university ranked among the top 20 universities in the UK by the Complete University Guide 2023.

We offer over 90 research courses and have a wide range of PhD opportunities available at any one time - you can view our latest PhD opportunities here. Alternatively if you want to create your own research project, you can find guidance on how to do that with us here.

By doing a PhD at Southampton, you’ll become part of our exciting research environment, with access to cutting-edge facilities and global collaborations. You’ll also join a welcoming and supportive doctoral community, with our dedicated Doctoral College on hand to guide your personal and professional development.

Start your doctoral journey with us today