This is an open call for full time Doctoral Research Studentship applications for UK-HOME candidates from racially minoritised ethnic backgrounds specifically: Asian British, Black, Black British, Caribbean or African Mixed, or multiple ethnic groups. Please see here for more details. One PhD studentship is on offer at Durham University within the Faculty of Business under the Office for Students: Postgraduate Research Opportunities for the Northeast/Network for Equity (pro:NE). This opportunity is a follow-on from last years’ Pro:NE Studentships that were originally advertised as one in each faculty. The other studentships were recruited to, so we are re-advertising for the Business Faculty opportunity.
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, for the duration of the PhD programme, between 3.5 years and 4 years (42 - 48 months) at UKRI rates currently £17,668 per year and full tuition fees for home candidates from racially minoritised ethnic backgrounds specifically: Asian British, Black, Black British, Caribbean or African Mixed or multiple ethnic groups; unfortunately due to the nature of the project and the specific communities we are targeting applicants from Chinese backgrounds will not be accepted. Please see here for more details and please see advance HE guidance on positive action for reasoning around offering these studentships for candidates exclusively from racially minoritised ethnic backgrounds.
Details about the PhD Programmes in the Faculty of Business can be found here.
For further details of how to apply, entry requirements and the online application portal, see here.
Applications must be made via Durham University's Postgraduate Applicant Portal.
After an application has been made, please contact email@example.com to confirm that you wish to be considered for the Pro:NE scholarship. Attach a copy of your completed Postgraduate Application Form to confirm that your application has been submitted via Durham University's Postgraduate Applicant Portal. Only complete and fully submitted applications will be considered.
For academic enquiries about the Pro:NE award, please contact the Faculty of Business Research Hub at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The online application portal and all document templates required for an application can be accessed at the Postgraduate Applicant Portal.
Deadline for applications: 23:59 (London, UK) on 15th February 2024
Offer made: April/May 2024
Start Date: October 2024