The following scholarship schemes are led or supported by the GRC
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University of Kent's Signature Research Themes reflect cutting-edge research and innovation activities across disciplinary borders, and enhance our engagement with wider communities, regionally, nationally and internationally. Six signature research theme PhD scholarships were available for 2023 entry.
Each of Kent's Research Institutes have two scholarships, the 2023 deadlines have now passed.
The Institute of Cultural and Creative Industries have two student lead scholarships.
Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology (DICE) have two projects:
and The Institute of Cyber Security for Society have two student lead scholarships.
The University of Kent and the China Scholarship Council are jointly providing up to 20 fully funded PhD scholarships per annum for Chinese students to study at University of Kent's UK campuses.
Rejecting and Recycling the past in reformation Canterbury (with Canterbury Cathedral)
This collaborative doctoral award will allow one student to intervene an emerging new humanities discipline, working at a World Heritage Site.
The Church and the Plantations: An examination of The Bishops of London and their workforces in the tobacco colonies c.1680- 1800 (with Fulham Palace House & Gardens)
This exciting project addresses historical linkages between the Bishopric of London and colonialism, especially among plantation estates, enslaved people and other victims of exploited labour in Virginia and Maryland c.1680- 1800.
The deadline for these Awards has now passed
The Global Challenges Doctoral Centre is dedicated to supporting and connecting doctoral and postdoctoral researchers who are working to address challenges in developing countries.
The Global Challenges Doctoral Centre (GCDC) was established in the academic year 2018-19 to help realise the aims of the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) and support the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Please note we are not currently accepting student-led applications for the 2022-23 academic year.