The scholarships will cover tuition fees at the home rate and a maintenance grant at the same rate as the UK Research Councils (£15,009 for 2019/20)
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 two scholarships awarded to applicants starting their PhD in September 2019. The successful applicants will be registered for a full-time research degree; the scholarships will be offered for one year in the first instance, renewable for a maximum of three years. The successful applicants will be expected to act as 'ambassadors' 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.
The deadline for this scholarship for 2019/20 has passed. Full details for 2020/21 will be published here when available.