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Sheffield Hallam Opportunity PhD Scholarships

Sheffield Hallam Opportunity PhD Scholarships

Sheffield Hallam is committed to addressing barriers to higher education for under-represented groups. To help address underrepresentation in our postgraduate research student community, we are offering the below scholarships for academic year 2024/25.

Sheffield Hallam Graduate Teaching Assistantship (GTA) PhD scholarships for Black, Asian and minority ethnic British candidates

We are offering up to three GTA PhD scholarships for candidates who have UK (Home) tuition fee status and identify as being from a Black, Asian or minority ethnic background.

GTA scholarships are designed to develop the next generation of academics, providing structured opportunities for development and experience in learning, teaching and assessment. As part of their academic development, GTA scholarship holders will receive training in teaching and learning and will undertake up to 180 hours' teaching-related activity per academic year. This activity forms part of the scholarship holder's training and there is no additional payment for it.

These opportunities are offered as part of the Research Institute GTA scholarships. For 2024/25 entry, we are offering up to:

  • 1 scholarship in arts and social sciences research areas (excluding Sheffield Business School) - this will be in either our Culture and Creativity Research Institute or our Social and Economic Research Institute
  • 1 scholarship in Sheffield Buisness School research areas - this will be in our Social and Economic Research Institute
  • 1 scholarship in biomolecular sciences, engineering, materials, computing and maths research areas - this will be in our Industry and Innocation Research Institute

Applicants should apply for a GTA scholarship as advertised by the relevant Research Institute and indicate in their application that they would like to be considered for an Opportunity GTA Scholarship. Note that each Research Institute operates different timescales and closing dates for the GTA scholarships applications. Please see our website for more information on these scholarships, the deadlines for applications and how to apply.

Sheffield Hallam PhD Scholarship for Black British researchers

We are offering one PhD scholarship for candidates who have UK (Home) tuition fee status and identify as being from a Black ethnic background.

The scholarship is available in any of the university’s research areas for PhDs starting in the 2024/25 academic year and is funded for three and a half years of full-time study or six years of part-time study (part-time paid at 50%).

The deadline for applications for this PhD scholarship is 12.00 midday on Friday 10th May.

Please see our website for further information on this scholarship and how to apply.

Under the Equality Act 2010, positive action is allowed where the action is a proportionate means of enabling or encouraging participation in an activity by those sharing a protected characteristic where the University reasonably believes that participation in the activity by those people is disproportionately low. These scholarships are intended to offer targeted support to address underrepresentation and form part of ongoing activities to increase access, diversity and inclusion among our PGR students.