In 2020, we marked 100 years since Birkbeck joined the University of London. Birkbeck is a research-excellent institution profoundly committed to widening participation.
In 2020/21 and 2021/22, Birkbeck awarded five studentships each year to actively address under-representation at the highest level of research, and to encourage Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic students to consider academic research in all disciplines.
We are pleased to announce that applications are invited again for a number of Diversity100 PhD studentships for 2022/23 entry.
Value of Award
- These studentships will offer financial support to Home fees Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic PhD students.
- The studentships cover all tuition fees (£4,500 a year for 2021/22) and provide a tax-free stipend for living expenses at the same rate as UK Research Council funded studentships (£17,609 a year for 2021/22) for up to three years full time or five years part time.
- The awards are for:
- new students beginning their PhD studies in Autumn 2022
- current Birkbeck PhD students providing they will have at least 50% of their doctoral research remaining at the start of the Autumn term 2022.
- All candidates must qualify for Home fees.
- Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic groups include the following:
- Asian – Bangladeshi
- Asian – Chinese
- Asian – Indian
- Asian – Other
- Asian – Pakistani
- Black – African
- Black – Caribbean
- Black – Other
- Gypsy or Traveller
- Mixed – White/Black Caribbean
- Mixed – White/Black African
- Mixed – White and Asian
- Mixed – Other
- Other – Any other Black or Minority Ethnic Group.
How to Apply
- Apply for a place on an MPhil/PhD programme
- Applicants must submit a PhD programme application – you may apply for a place in any of the Birkbeck departments listed below or visit our online PhD programme list to explore potential research areas.
- You will need to identify a potential supervisor and write a research proposal.
- When you complete your online Birkbeck PhD programme application form, please use the Finance section to state that you intend to apply for a ‘Diversity100 PhD studentship’.
- Submit an abstract using the online Diversity100 studentship form
- In addition to the PhD programme application, you must submit an abstract of your research proposal by completing our abstract form. The abstract must be no more than 250 words and must be written in a way that can be understood by a non-specialist.
Closing Date for Applications
The closing date for applications is midnight on Monday 9 May, 2022. All those wishing to be considered must have submitted a Birkbeck programme application and a Diversity100 abstract by this date. You are strongly encouraged to apply in advance of the deadline wherever possible. Successful candidates will be contacted by 30 June 2022.
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