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. 

Two PhD studentship awards are available to black British students applying for a PhD in the White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership starting in September/October 2021, and will cover UK tuition fees, a stipend and a research training support grant. 

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 Ring-fenced Studentship Awards.  

Applicants must be holding an offer of a PhD study place by 17:00, 27 January 2021 in order to be eligible to apply for a studentship. 

For more information on how to apply:

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