Keith Jeffery Memorial BAME Student MA Scholarship

Event Details

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  • Venue: Queen’s University Belfast
  • CFP Deadline: 30/07/2021

Academic year 2021-2022
Value: (Fees only – up to £7,250)
Deadline for application 30 July 2021

To discuss an application contact Professor Sean O’Connell –

The Keith Jeffery Memorial MA Scholarship is for a student from a Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic (“BAME”) background. The award will be made in honour of our late colleague Professor Keith Jeffery who worked on the history of imperialism among other areas. It will meet the tuition fees for a student embarking on either MA History or MA Public History at Queen’s University Belfast. For a NI based student these are £6,450 for the year of study and for a GB based student they are £7,250. International students are also welcome to apply (note the scholarship is capped at a maximum of £7,250 and students will need to meet the additional costs of international student fees from another source).

This award is aimed at addressing identified under-representation of BAME students within the School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics at Queen’s University Belfast; encouraging BAME students to apply for support; enabling and/or encouraging BAME students to participate in either the MA History or MA Public History ; diversifying our student PGT population at the School and University; and enhancing opportunities for BAME students. In particular, we hope that the recipient of the scholarship will prepare a successful bid for AHRC-Northern Bridge PhD funding during their time at Queen’s.

All applications for the scholarship will be carefully reviewed and considered by a Selection Panel. The panel will take into consideration the quality and feasibility of a PGT dissertation proposal; the ‘fit’ between the proposal and a potential QUB supervisor; and the academic background of the applicant (performance on undergraduate degree). The proposal of up to 1,000 words must be for a dissertation project that would be supervised by an appropriate member of QUB History staff. The proposed project will be on any aspect of imperialism, post-imperialism, race or slavery. Potential candidates should review History staff and their research interests when preparing their application. See here:
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