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University of Birmingham PhD Scholarship 2024/2025 for Black British Researchers

University of Birmingham PhD Scholarship 2024/2025 for Black British Researchers; Applications are currently being accepted for the University of Birmingham PhD Scholarship 2024/2025 specifically tailored for Black British Researchers within the School of Languages, Cultures, History of Art and Music.

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This scholarship provides an exceptional opportunity for eligible candidates to pursue their doctoral studies in a vibrant academic environment.

Application Deadline: April 30, 2024, 23:59 (UK time).

About the Scholarship:

The University of Birmingham PhD Scholarship offers a unique opportunity for Black British Researchers to engage with an under-researched collection of African art at the University of Birmingham. This collection, housed within the Research and Cultural Collections (RCC), encompasses a diverse range of cultural traditions and artistic expressions, celebrating communities such as Yorùbá, Hausa, and Asante.

Through this scholarship, recipients will delve into critical assessments of these art objects and explore innovative approaches to engage diaspora communities and widen audience participation.

Key Aims of the PhD:

  • Conduct the first in-depth critical assessment of art objects from the African collection at the University of Birmingham.
  • Explore new methods and approaches to engage diaspora communities and widen audience participation in museum settings.
  • Contribute to ongoing efforts to decolonize curricula and university collections by addressing the colonial legacy of museum collections in Europe and North America.

Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be UK nationals eligible for registration as Home students.
  • Belong to one of the specified ethnic groups, including Black African, Black Caribbean, Black Other, Mixed – White and Black Caribbean, Mixed – White and Black African, or Other mixed backgrounds.
  • Not be enrolled in a PhD program at the University of Birmingham.

Selection Process: Applicants should hold an MA in a relevant subject of Merit or higher. Exceptional cases may be considered based on a first-class undergraduate degree or substantial equivalent experience.

Benefits of the Award:

  • Financial support covers tuition fees, living expenses, and research-related costs.
  • Mentorship and guidance from accomplished faculty members.
  • Access to state-of-the-art facilities and resources.
  • Building a supportive community of Black British researchers.
  • Research training support grant for essential activities.

How to Apply: Interested candidates should:

  1. Make contact with the lead PhD supervisor.
  2. Apply to the PhD project using the online application portal, selecting ‘125th Anniversary Scholarships (CAL)’.
  3. Submit required documents, including a personal statement, through the online portal by the application deadline.

Required Documents:

For detailed information and application guidelines, visit the official award webpage. Take advantage of this opportunity to contribute to groundbreaking research and academic advancement.

Apply now and embark on a transformative academic journey with the University of Birmingham.

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