This is an open call for full time Doctoral Research Studentship applications for UK-HOME candidates from racially minoritised ethnic backgrounds, specifically: Asian or Asian British, Black, Black British, Caribbean or African Mixed or multiple ethnic groups. Please see the Government's guidance on ethnicity facts and figures for more details. Four PhD studentship are on offer at Durham University under the Office for Students: Postgraduate Research Opportunities for the Northeast/Network for Equity (pro:NE).
Postgraduate Research Opportunities for the Northeast/Network for Equity (Pro:NE) is an ambitious, multi-partner regional research project funded by the Office for Students. Durham University has joined together with Newcastle, Northumbria, Sunderland and Teesside Universities to develop a 4-year programme (ending in January 2026) to mobilise and increase the number of students of colour undertaking post-graduate research in the North-East universities and to ensure that they receive the support that they need. Access and participation for students of colour is limited by persistent inequalities that exist throughout Higher Education but is of prevalence in the Northeast which has some of the lowest numbers of students of colour in England.
The studentship will be awarded on the basis of applicant excellence. The candidate’s academic and/or work profile and proposal quality will be under purview. The studentship supports a full stipend, paid for three years (36 months) at UKRI rates currently £17,668 per year and full tuition fees for home candidates from racially minoritised ethnic backgrounds only, specifically: Asian or Asian British, Black, Black British, Caribbean or African Mixed or multiple ethnic groups. Please see the Government's guidance on ethnicity facts and figures for more details. As additional information, please see advanced HE guidance on positive action for reasoning around offering these studentships for candidates exclusively from racially minoritised ethnic backgrounds.
For further details of how to apply, entry requirements and the application form.
Arts & Humanities Faculty
Social Sciences & Health Faculty
After an application has been made, please contact the Science Faculty Office for any enquiries about the administration process.
For non-academic enquiries please contact Pro:NEAll document templates required for an application can be accessed via the online Application Portal.
Deadline for applications: 28th April 2023
Offer made: Mid-June
Start Date: October 2023