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Bonnart Trust PhD Scholarship: Addressing Intolerance and Integration

  • Funded PhD Programme (European/UK Students Only)
    Funded PhD Programme (European/UK Students Only)

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A fully funded three year postgraduate Bonnart Trust PhD Scholarship is awarded each year to an outstanding candidate whose research topic explores one of the following themes:

Diversity and Belonging
Minorities and Social Justice

The research Scholarship is awarded by the School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy, Birkbeck, University of London.
Applicants should address one of the following themes:

Diversity and Belonging – research topics include, but are not limited to the following: subjective and attitudinal dimensions of intolerance, the ways in which racial, religious, linguistic and other minorities challenge societies and cultures to think of themselves in new ways, the extent to which minorities identify with and seek to integrate within mainstream society.

Minorities and Social Justice – concerned with the social outcomes experienced by minorities. Research topics include, but are not limited to the following: the entitlements and social trajectory of minorities, how these vary across place and time, the concept of social justice as applied to minorities, including minority language speakers.

We encourage applications from candidates who are able to draw connections between their doctoral research and contemporary concerns and practical outcomes beyond the university.

The Bonnart Trust PhD Scholarship is open to students applying for a full-time postgraduate degree in any of the School's departments: Applied Linguistics and Communication, History, Classics and Archaeology, Geography, Environment and Development Studies, Philosophy, Politics, and Psychosocial Studies.

The three year Scholarship covers the cost of fees at the full-time home/EU rate for MPhil/PhD degrees and provides an annual stipend set at Research Council rates.

The purpose of The Bonnart Trust is to ‘establish and maintain scholarships at universities in the United Kingdom for research at the postgraduate level into the nature of racial, religious and cultural intolerance with a view to finding a means to combat it.'

The School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy, Birkbeck, University of London offers an invigorating educational experience built upon an international reputation for research and excellent teaching. The School's research places it amongst the best in the UK.

For further information on the Bonnart Trust PhD Scholarship and to apply:

Closing date for applications: 1 February
Interviews are held in late March/early April. The Scholarship commences the following October.

Funding Notes

Some or all of the PhD opportunities in this programme have funding attached. It is available to citizens of a number of European countries (including the UK). In most cases this will include all EU nationals. However full funding may not be available to all applicants and you should read the full programme details for further information.

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