New PhD scholarships to actively address under-representation at the highest level of research

This year marks 100 years since Birkbeck joined the University of London. Birkbeck is a research-excellent institution profoundly committed to widening participation.

We are concerned with the lack of representation by Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) students at doctoral level. Compared with other institutions, our BAME students form a relatively high percentage of overall student numbers, but in all five of our Schools the proportion of BAME students at PhD level is significantly lower.

In this context, Birkbeck offered five studentships for PhD students starting their studies in Autumn 2020. These scholarships actively address under-representation at the highest level of research, and encourage BAME students to consider academic research in all disciplines. Successful candidates have a strong academic background and/or exceptional research potential.

Diversity100 applications will be invited again for 2021/22 entry and further details will be announced shortly. In the meantime, please refer to information about the competition for 2020/21 here and email the Graduate Research School if you would like to be notified when the next call for applications is opened.