School of Environment, Education and Development Enhancing Racial Equality (SERE) Studentship 2024 Entry

Type of award

Scholarship

Managing department

School of Environment, Education and Development

Value

  • Tuition fees
  • An annual maintenance stipend (£18,622 per annum for 2023/24)

Specified use

The School of Environment, Education and Development (SEED) is pleased to announce the award of Enhancing Racial Equality Scholarship for September 2024 entry.

SEED is committed to truly engaging with principles of equality, diversity, and inclusion, including recognising those systemic barriers to inclusion, and we aim to ensure our student cohort reflects the diverse community we serve. We recognise that the entire HE sector needs to do more to adopt an anti-racist and inclusive agenda. This studentship is one of the ways that SEED is addressing the challenges.

This scholarship is open to Home (UK) applicants and offer holders who identify as Black and Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME)/People of Colour.

Tenable period

3.5 years full-time or 7 years part-time

Continuation of award

Continuation of the award is subject to satisfactory progress.

Number available

1

Funding provider

This award is internal.

School of Environment, Education and Development

Level(s) of study

This funding is available to students undertaking the following types of study:

  • Postgraduate research

Allowed study options

This funding is available to students undertaking the following modes of study:

  • Full-time
  • Part-time

Subject restrictions

This funding is available to students undertaking study in:

  • Architecture
  • Counselling
  • Education
  • Geography
  • International Development
  • Planning, Property and Environmental Management

Academic requirements

You must meet the academic requirements of your programme. For most programmes in the School of Environment, Education and Development, this is:
  • Bachelor's (Honours) degree at 2:1 or above (or overseas equivalent); and
  • Master's degree in a relevant subject - with an overall average of 60% or above, a minimum mark of 60% in your dissertation (or overseas equivalent)

Nationality restrictions

This funding is available to students from:

  • United Kingdom

Other eligibility criteria

This scholarship is open to Home (UK) applicants and offer holders who identify as Black and Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME)/People of Colour.

Application procedure

You must submit your online application for a place on your chosen Postgraduate Research programme by 19 January 2023. This is to ensure you hold an offer of a place by the time the school committee make their selection.

Your programme application should contain all necessary supporting documents. Section 9 of the application asks for your funding intentions. Please add a funding source, and populate the fields as below:

  • Type of Funding: Uni of Manchester Scheme
  • Awarding Body (free text): SEED SERE Studentship
  • Status of Funding: Intend to Apply

Please note that there is no separate funding application form for School of Environment, Education and Development SERE Studentship. All decisions are based on the online programme application and supporting documents.

Application form

Additional documentation

Your full online application must include;
  • A 1,500 word PhD research proposal. Please state the word count on page 1 of the document. 
  • Copies of the academic transcript and certificate from both your Bachelor's and Master's degrees. If your Master's degree is pending, please provide an interim transcript.
  • An up to date academic CV, detailing your education and qualifications; employment history; publications; and any other relevant information.
  • You must nominate two academic referees (including one from your most recent institution). Your referees will be contacted directly via the Referee Portal following submission of your application form. You may wish to contact your referees to request they submit your reference in a reasonable timeframe as this forms part of the review process.

Selection body

School of Environment, Education and Development Postgraduate Research Committee (PGRC)

Closing date

19 Jan 2024

Your complete online application for your preferred PhD programme must be submitted by  19 January 2024.

Please note that this is a strict deadline and late or incomplete applications will not be included in the competition.

Decision date

We expect to communicate the outcome to applicants by 31 May 2024.

Unfortunately, we are unable to provide feedback on individual applications, as outcomes are determined by independent panels.

Deferral information

Offers of funding are not deferrable. If you cannot start your programme by the date mentioned in your studentship offer letter, the award will be withdrawn. You are permitted to re-apply in future.

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