The scholarship will cover tuition fees at the home rate and a maintenance grant at the same rate as the UK Research Councils (£15,609 for 2021/22)
The deadline for 2021/22 has passed. Information on the scholarship for 2022/23 will be published here when available.
This scholarship, for alumni of the University of Kent, was inaugurated in 1995 and has been awarded annually since. It is funded entirely through gifts from alumni and friends of the University. The scholarship is open to applicants from any subject; the successful applicant will be selected on the basis of academic excellence, achievements to date in their chosen field, their communication skills and their contribution to the life of the University community.
There will be one scholarship awarded to an applicant starting their PhD in September 2021. The successful applicant will be registered for a full-time or part-time research degree; the scholarship will be offered for one year in the first instance, renewable for a maximum of three years. The successful applicant will be expected to act as an 'ambassador' for the University and to assist with fundraising for future scholarships. This will involve attending alumni events (not more than two per year) and being featured in, or writing for, University publications such as KENT, the University of Kent magazine or the University internal Newsletter.
How to apply
Applicants who may be eligible will be able to apply for this award through their KentVision portal after 31st January 2021.
All documents must be in either Microsoft Word or PDF format; documents that are not sent in this format will not be reviewed.
Please do NOT send documents via Google Docs or SharePoint.