The Stuart Hall Foundation is continuing our partnership with White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership (WRDTP) to support two PhD studentship awards available to black British students applying for a PhD in the WRDTP starting in October 2024. The award will cover UK tuition fees, a stipend and a research training support grant. 

The White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership (WRDTP) is a partnership of seven Universities providing inter-disciplinary doctoral training and like the Stuart Hall Foundation is committed to addressing inequalities in Higher Education. 

The scholarships can be held in any of the 7 institutions of the White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership. The successful candidates will undertake research projects that focus on one of Stuart Hall’s many areas of interest: cultural studies, race, ethnicity and/or inequalities, and their work will align with one of the DTP’s seven thematic interdisciplinary pathways:

  1. Cities, Environment, and Liveability (CEL)
  2. Security, Conflict, and Justice (SCJ)
  3. Education, Childhood, and Youth (ECY)
  4. Data, Communication, and New Technologies (DCT)
  5. Wellbeing, Health, and Communities (WHC)
  6. Sustainable Growth, Management, and Economic Productivity (SMP)
  7. Civil Society, Development, and Democracy (CDD)

Potential applicants should first contact the department or school at the university in which they wish to study, to find out how to apply for a PhD place and how to register an interest in applying for the WRDTP / Stuart Hall Foundation Studentship Awards.  

Students must have submitted their application for a PhD study place to their department/school by 17:00, 24 January 2024 in order to be considered for an ESRC WRDTP PhD studentship award. 

The deadline for departments/schools to send Nomination Forms to the WRDTP is 17:00, 21 February 2024.

For more information on how to apply:

Visit the WRDTP website

Attend a pre-application webinar on Tuesday 21 November 2023: 17:30 – 18:30 to hear more about the assessment process, deadlines, helpful hints for your application and who to contact at your university for support

Contact WRDTP by email with your questions at

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