Birkbeck University of London PHD Scholarships

Birkbeck University of London PHD Scholarships

Stuart Hall PhD Scholarship 2017-18

**Please note the application deadline for Stuart Hall funding has now passed.

Professor Stuart Hall had a major influence on many scholars at Birkbeck. He was an outstanding academic who throughout his life developed new areas of scholarship and research, established new organisations and entities and was a catalyst for a number of significant initiatives: journals like New Left Review and Soundings, the Birmingham Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies and the visual arts organisations Autograph ABP and Iniva (the Institute of International Visual Arts), and the award-winning arts building Rivington Place in east London.

The Stuart Hall PhD Scholarship will be awarded to one student in the School of Arts or the School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy at Birkbeck beginning her/his studies in 2017, and will cover fees and a stipend either full time for three years or part time for five. The scholarship can be held in any of the Departments in these two Schools. It is expected that the award-winner will be working in an interdisciplinary area of study focused on one of Stuart Hall’s many areas of interest: cultural studies, psychosocial studies, ‘race’ and ethnicity studies, visual arts, politics and sociology.

Potential applicants should first apply to the Department of their choice for a PhD place, stating that they wish to be considered for the scholarship. Please see below for further details on the application process.

Closing date for applications: 1 March 2017.

Eligibility

The Stuart Hall PhD Scholarship is open to Home/EU and International applicants applying for a full, or part-time M.Phil/PhD place within the School of Arts or School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy, starting in the 2017/18 academic year.

Applications are now also invited from current School of Arts research students in their first year full-time, or first or second year part-time.

Funding

    The Stuart Hall PhD Scholarship will include a full fee waiver, likely to be capped at the value of the full-time Home/EU rate for M.Phil/PhD degrees (currently £4,121), in addition to an annual stipend set at Research Council rates (currently £16,296; pro rata in the case of a part-time award).

Duration of Awards

    The Scholarship will be tenable for up to three years (subject to satisfactory academic progress) for full-time students, and five years for part-time students.

How to Apply – Application Process

All applicants must apply online for a place on an M.Phil/PhD programme within a Department in the School of Arts or School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy by Wednesday 1 March 2017**.