University of London Bonnart Trust PhD Scholarship Program 2019, UK

University of London


February 01, 2019

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Addressing Intolerance and Integration

A fully funded three year postgraduate Bonnart Trust PhD Scholarship, to commence in October 2019, will be awarded to an outstanding candidate whose research topic explores a theme concerned with either Diversity and Belonging or Minorities and Social Justice.

The research Scholarship will be 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 MPhil/PhD in any of the School’s departments:

  • Applied Linguistics and Communication;
  • History, Classics and Archaeology;
  • Geography, Environment and Development Studies;
  • Philosophy;
  • Politics;
  • Psychosocial Studies.

The three year Scholarship will commence in October 2019. It will cover the cost of fees at the full-time home/EU rate for MPhil/PhD degrees (currently £4,260), and provide an annual stipend set at Research Council rates (currently £16,777).

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 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.

How to apply

Candidates will normally possess at least an upper second class undergraduate honours degree or equivalent and a master’s degree or equivalent.

Prospective students

General Information about applying for doctoral study at Birkbeck.

You will need to complete five steps:

1. Prepare a concise research proposal that addresses one of the themes: Diversity and Belonging or Minorities and Social Justice.

  • Research proposals are encouraged which:
  • Draw connections between the proposed research topic and contemporary concerns and practical outcomes
  • Consider these themes in a European and/or UK context
  • General guidance on writing a research proposal
  • Individual departments may have specific requirements. See the departmental links below.

2. Identify the appropriate department for your research and a potential supervisor

  • Applied Linguistics and Communication
  • History, Classics and Archaeology
  • Geography, Environment and Development Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Politics
  • Psychosocial Studies

Discuss and develop your research proposal with your potential supervisor. This step is vital. It is important to secure input and backing from your named supervisor.

For more information click "LINK TO ORIGINAL" below.

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December 21, 2018