Kent Law School (KLS) is pleased to offer the Next Generation Doctoral Research Scholarship, part of the Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice Next Generation Scholarship fund, through which a number of scholarships will be awarded to postgraduate research applicants across the Division.
The Kent Law School (KLS) Next Generation Doctoral Scholarships will be awarded to candidates with research proposals of the highest quality. These Scholarships are designed to support research that aims to transform our understanding of law, in order to reshape its future relevance and build better legal answers to pressing questions about the theoretical, social, environmental, political, economic, or technological challenges that define our times.
One of these challenges is to support more students from under-represented backgrounds to undertake doctoral degrees and enter legal academia. Currently, in the Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice – of which KLS is a part – UK Black and other minority ethnic postgraduate research students are particularly under-represented. Accordingly, when we have applications of equal merit, we will prioritise UK-based candidates of Black and other minority ethnic heritage (to include mixed heritage). This is a positive action measure under s. 158 of the Equality Act 2010.
Applicants will be shortlisted based on the academic and intellectual quality of their proposal, its contribution to the aims and objectives of the scholarship scheme, and its fit with the proposed academic supervisors.
Proposals in socio-legal studies, law and the humanities, critical approaches to law, law and political economy, law and health, law and intellectual property, comparative constitutional law, law and inequality, law and the environment, and law, science, and technology are particularly welcomed.