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Routledge/Round Table Commonwealth Studentships

The PhD studentships provide support for research projects on Commonwealth related themes. Two studentships are available each year, one for UK-registered students and one for Commonwealth students in other countries.

What does the opportunity include?

The studentships have a maximum value of GBP 5,500 each.

Due to the pandemic, the studentships are funding virtual exchange activities this year. 

Applications are welcomed from a broad range of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, but preference may be given to disciplines usually covered by the Round Table journal, including (but not exclusively) politics, international relations, economics, international history, geography, law, development studies, and area studies.

How to apply

Applications should be submitted online and include:

  • A CV
  • A studentship plan, outlining:
    1. The work you plan to carry out during the studentship, in non-technical language
    2. The likely impact of your studentship work, and how it will advance knowledge in your field and contribute to greater understanding of the Commonwealth
    3. The planned outcomes and outputs of the studentship
    4. Letters of support from referees, one academic (preferably your PhD/DPhil supervisor) and one personal
    5. An outline of the intended use of the funds

More information

The studentships are funded by The Round Table: The Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs and the journal's publisher, Routledge, in association with the ACU.