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Migration and Movement Signature Research Theme PhD Scholarships
Call for applications for 2022/23 entry
The University of Kent is delighted to invite applications for two PhD scholarships starting in the academic year 2022/23, starting in September 2022 or January 2023.
the two scholarships is named in honour of Emeritus Professor Abdulrazak Gurnah,
winner of the 2021 Nobel Prize in Literature and a former student and member of
staff in the School of English at the University of Kent, whose work and
personal life have highlighted the condition of migrants and refugees.
The call is open to candidates interested in pursuing a PhD programme in any discipline at the University of Kent on a research project directly linked to the themes of migration and movement. Interdisciplinary projects are warmly encouraged, but applications that fall within a single discipline are also welcome. Applications will be ranked by an interdisciplinary panel and must be written in plain language, avoiding over-reliance on disciplinary jargon. Candidates will be required to articulate why their project is timely, original and important, and why they are the right person to undertake the proposed research.
We particularly welcome applications from candidates from minority backgrounds (as protected by the UK Equality Act 2010) and people with lived experience of migration and/or forced displacement as they are under-represented at this level in this area.