Two Commonwealth-related scholarships are made available each year to help applicants study in the UK. One of the scholarships is available only to UK-registered students and it is valued at £4,000 while the other one is available for Commonwealth students from other counties who decide to undertake a short study placement in the UK and it is valued at £8,000. We also want to mention that the scholarships are funded by The Round Table: The Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs and Routledge who is the publisher of the journal. In addition, the scholarships are associated with the ACU in order to receive support on research projects that are based on Commonwealth themes.
Commonwealth-Related Scholarships in the UK Benefits:
- The first studentship for UK-registered student has a value of £4,000.
- The second studentship for Commonwealth students to travel to the UK has a value of £8,000.
Commonwealth-Related Scholarships in the UK Criteria:
- The first studentship is open to registered PhD students from UK universities, who are resident in the UK at the time of applying for the award, although not necessarily UK citizens.
- The second is open to registered PhD students from ACU member universities anywhere in the Commonwealth, and to Chevening and Commonwealth Scholarship alumni who are PhD students at any Commonwealth university outside the UK, who wish to travel to a UK university for their period of research, before returning to complete their PhD at their home university.
- Chevening alumni would need to wait at least two years after the end of their Chevening award before applying for a Routledge/Round Table Commonwealth Studentship, in order to satisfy the criteria for the Chevening award.
- Research should fall within the broad range of humanities and social sciences disciplines.
Proposed Research Guidelines
Here are the three guidelines that all proposed researches need to follow in order to be accepted:
- Relate to the Commonwealth as a whole or to any Commonwealth-wide institution or organization.
- Have a strong Commonwealth comparative aspect.
- Be of relevance to a Commonwealth country other than the UK.
For instance, an exploration venture looking at LGBT rights in South Africa and Uganda would be qualified, as would an undertaking on the change of pilgrim period against LGBT enactment in India, however a task on the job of Stonewall in pushing for LGBT rights in the UK would not.
How to Apply and Deadline
Everyone who wants to apply for this scholarship needs to do it on the official website by CLICKING HERE. In addition, the deadline is June 30th, 2019. You can also check out this guide on how to apply to Commonwealth scholarships.