The Kent Law School Next Generation Law Doctoral Scholarships will be awarded to up to three 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 in KLS and to enter legal academia. Accordingly, one of the KLS Next Generation Law Scholarships is reserved for a UK-based candidate of Black or mixed-Black heritage in 2022. This targeted award is a positive action measure under s. 158 of the Equality Act 2010. The other two scholarships are open to all UK and International candidates.
Proposals in sociolegal studies, law and the humanities, critical approaches to law, law and political economy, law and health, law and intellectual property, and law, science and technology are particularly welcomed.
Those awarded KLS scholarships are not required to teach. However, as part of our commitment to support the next generation of legal academics, all doctoral students have the opportunity to undertake paid teaching on an undergraduate law module, at the direction of the Head of School.