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University of London Bonnart Trust PhD Scholarship 2017, UK


February 01, 2017


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A fully funded three year postgraduate Bonnart Trust PhD Scholarship, to commence in October 2017, 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. Applications from candidates dealing with these themes in a European and/or UK context are particularly welcome.

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 2017. It will cover the cost of fees at the full-time home/EU rate for MPhil/PhD degrees (currently £4,121), and provide an annual stipend set at Research Council rates (currently £16,296).

The Bonnart Trust funds scholarships at universities in the United Kingdom for postgraduate research 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.

Closing date for applications: Wednesday, 1 February 2017.

Interviews will be held late March/early April 2017.

If you have any questions about the Bonnart Trust PhD Scholarship please contact

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