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APPLY:Stuart Hall PhD Scholarship 2017-18

Stuart Hall PhD Scholarship 2017-18

Brief Description

Professor Stuart Hall had a major influence on many scholars at Birkbeck. He was an outstanding academic who throughout his life developed new areas of scholarship and research, established new organisations and entities and was a catalyst for a number of significant initiatives: journals like New Left Review and Soundings, the Birmingham Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies and the visual arts organisations Autograph ABP and Iniva (the Institute of International Visual Arts), and the award-winning arts building Rivington Place in east London.

The Stuart Hall PhD Scholarship will be awarded to one student in the School of Arts or the School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy at Birkbeck beginning her/his studies in 2017, and will cover fees and a stipend either full time for three years or part time for five. The scholarship can be held in any of the Departments in these two Schools. It is expected that the award-winner will be working in an interdisciplinary area of study focused on one of Stuart Hall’s many areas of interest: cultural studies, psychosocial studies, ‘race’ and ethnicity studies, visual arts, politics and sociology.

Potential applicants should first apply to the Department of their choice for a PhD place, stating that they wish to be considered for the scholarship. Please see below for further details on the application process



The Stuart Hall PhD Scholarship is open to Home/EU and International applicants applying for a full, or part-time M.Phil/PhD place within the School of Arts or School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy, starting in the 2017/18 academic year.


    The Stuart Hall PhD Scholarship will include a full fee waiver, likely to be capped at the value of the full-time Home/EU rate for M.Phil/PhD degrees (currently £4,121), in addition to an annual stipend set at Research Council rates (currently £16,296; pro rata in the case of a part-time award).

Duration of Awards

    The Scholarship will be tenable for up to three years (subject to satisfactory academic progress) for full-time students, and five years for part-time students.

How to Apply – Application Process

      All applicants must apply online for a place on an M.Phil/PhD programme within a Department in the School of Arts or School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy by Wednesday 1 March 2017**.

Please note on your online application (under the section marked ‘…details of any scholarships or grants…) that you wish to be considered for the Stuart Hall Scholarship.

If successfully offered a place on the M.Phil/PhD programme applicants should discuss with their prospective supervisor the Stuart Hall Scholarship.

If agreed your prospective supervisor will forward your application with a covering supportive letter to the Scholarship Panel by Friday 10 March 2017.

**Applicants who wish to be considered for both School of Arts Funding (BPRS and ARS awards) and the Stuart Hall Foundation must complete their programme application by 6pm Monday 16 January 2017

Applicants only wishing to be considered for the Stuart Hall Foundation have until the 1 March to make their programme application.

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