This informs the public about the ACU Routledge/Round Table Commonwealth Studentships Program 2023/2024 for Ph.D. Students. Details about the Program are given below.
About ACU Routledge/Round Table Commonwealth Studentships Program 2023
The Ph.D. studentships provide support for research projects on Commonwealth-related themes.
Two studentships are available each year, to the maximum value of £5,500 GBP each:
- One for students registered at UK universities
- One for students registered at universities in other Commonwealth countries
Applications are welcomed from a broad range of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, but preference may be given to disciplines usually covered by the Round Table journal, including (but not exclusively) politics, international relations, economics, international history, geography, law, development studies, and area studies.
Applications in the pure sciences and medicine will not be considered, but studies relating to science and health policies are welcomed.
Proposed research must:
- relate to the Commonwealth as a whole or to any Commonwealth-wide institution or organization, or
- have a Commonwealth comparative aspect, or
- be of relevance to more than one Commonwealth country.
For example, a research project comparing LGBT rights in South Africa and Uganda would be eligible, as would a project on the reform of colonial-era anti-LGBT legislation in India, but a project on the role of Stonewall in advocating for LGBT rights in the UK would not. A project on media bias or election law in Canada would not be eligible, but a project comparing Canada with Jamaica or Australia would.
It is not expected that the applicant’s PhD/DPhil research already has a Commonwealth focus. Applications are particularly welcomed where the award will enable the applicant to add a Commonwealth dimension to the work.
The studentships are funded by The Round Table: The Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs and the journal’s publisher, Routledge, in association with the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU).
The first studentship is open to registered PhD students from UK universities, although not necessarily UK citizens.
The second is open to registered PhD students from ACU member universities in Commonwealth counties other than the UK, and to Chevening and Commonwealth Scholarship alumni who are PhD students at any Commonwealth university outside the UK.
ACU Routledge/Round Table Commonwealth Studentships Program 2023 Application
Applicants should download the Routledge/Round Table Studentship Awards application form, complete it, and return it to [email protected] no later than 17.00 BST on Friday 28 July 2023, accompanied by a current CV.
The application form asks you to:
- Summarise your proposed research topic for the Routledge/Round Table Studentship awards (100-400 words);
- Summarise your intended outcomes if you are successful in applying for an award (100-400 words);
- Summarise the likely impact of your research and why you think it is important (100-400 words); and
- Summarise how the award would benefit your research (100-400 words).
Your answers can either be typed into the form or sent as attachments.
The form asks for the name of your proposed mentor.
The form also asks for the names of two referees (one of whom should be your current Ph.D./DPhil supervisor). It is your responsibility to ask these referees for references. They may either send them to you for forwarding with the completed application, or they may send them to [email protected]
For those interested in ACU Routledge/Round Table Commonwealth Studentships Program 2023. Open this link to start the application process.
- The deadline for receipt of applications is 14 June 2023.
Open this link for more details about the ACU Routledge/Round Table Commonwealth Studentships Program 2023.
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