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4 x 4 Year PhD - Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) Studentships


 

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 Funded PhD Programme (UK Students Only)

About the Programme

Application deadline: 31st March 2022

Interviews May/June

Start date: 26th September 2022

OVERVIEW

Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) Graduate Teaching Assistants Scheme (GTA) 

Open to UK Candidates who self-identify as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (* see full criteria in the Eligibility section below.)

The University of Leicester’s College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities is committed to enhancing the opportunities for Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority applicants in its research postgraduate cohorts, supporting Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority students to progress into academia as a career and thereby increasing the representation of Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority staff within the College, leading to an increase in the ethnic diversity of our workforce.

The College is therefore seeking applications for our Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority GTA studentship scheme.

Applicants are asked identify potential supervisors and download and complete our Research Proposal Form  and submitting it with their online PhD application – please refer to the How to Apply section on our website for further information https://le.ac.uk/study/research-degrees/funded-opportunities/cssah-black-asian-and-ethnic-minority-gta

Successful applicants will be engaged as Graduate Teaching Assistants who hold a unique position in the University; they will be both registered students in receipt of a scholarship and employees of the University. As such they hold two mutually dependent agreements with the University of Leicester and are required to abide by the terms and conditions of both agreements, as well as having the opportunity to enjoy the privileges of each scheme. Terms and conditions will be provided on appointment.

The 4 GTA studentships will be funded for 4 years after which there will be a competitive process for a Teaching Fellowship position for an initial fixed period of 1 year.  .  

There will be a one year Grade 7 Teaching Fellowship position that the successful Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority GTA students can apply for in the 4th year of their study. Details of this competitive process will be communicated at the start of the 4th Year. Expected salary would be Grade 7, spine point 31.

Research available in

Archaeology and Ancient History

Criminology

Education

English

History

History of Art and Film

Law

Management

Media and Communications

Modern Languages

Museum Studies

Politics and International Relations

Sociology

Eligibility 

Criteria for consideration for the GTA funding:

The GTA funding is available to UK applicants only. Applicants must meet the standard UK Government criteria for Home fees and have no restrictions on permanent residency. For further advice please contact and include a copy of your current passport / immigration status.

• Candidates must self-identify as a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic (BAME) student:-

  • Asian or Asian British – Bangladeshi Asian or Asian British – Indian
  • Asian or Asian British – Pakistani
  • Other Asian background
  • Black or Black British – African
  • Black or Black British – Caribbean
  • Other Black background
  • Chinese
  • Mixed
  • Other ethnic background

In recognition of the under-representation of Black students at PGR level a minimum of one scholarship per year will be allocated to a black applicant.

Funding

Successful applicants will receive:

  • The scholarship element of the GTA is a combined salary and maintenance grant equalling the full UK Research Council (UKRI) rate (currently £15,609 for 2021/2) plus tuition fees at UK rates
  • Tailored support and career mentoring/networking opportunities throughout the PhD process.
  • Preparatory career training and support for application to a post-PhD position.

Entry Requirements

UK Bachelor degree with at least a good second class classification and should hold or expect to hold a Master’s degree by the PhD start date of 26th September 2022 or overseas equivalent qualifications.

University of Leicester English language requirements apply.

HOW TO APPLY

Please refer to https://le.ac.uk/study/research-degrees/funded-opportunities/cssah-black-asian-and-ethnic-minority-gta for full application guidance and the online application link.


Funding Notes

Successful applicants would receive:
a) The scholarship element of the GTA is a combined salary and maintenance grant equalling the full UK Research Council (UKRI) rate (current £15,609 for the 2021/20) plus tuition fees at the UK rate.
b) Tailored support and career mentoring/networking opportunities throughout the PhD process
c) Preparatory career training and support for application to a post-PhD position
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