We are 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 2023. The award will cover UK tuition fees, a stipend and a research training support grant. 

The Stuart Hall Foundation is inspired by the life and work of Professor Stuart Hall and his research legacy in the areas of race, ethnicity, cultural and structural inequalities. Acutely aware of the obstacles to accessing higher education faced by young people from culturally diverse and disadvantaged backgrounds – evidenced by admissions data and the lack of diversity among academic staff – we are working in partnership with universities in the UK and internationally to continue Professor Stuart Hall’s life-long commitment to teaching. 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, 25 January 2023 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, 22 February 2023.

For more information on how to apply:

Visit the WRDTP website

Attend a pre-application webinar on Wednesday 26th October 2022 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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