Application guidance

Routledge/Round Table Commonwealth Studentships

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The application form will ask you to provide the following information: 

  • Summary of your proposed research topic for the Routledge/Round Table Studentship awards (100-400 words).
  • Summary of your intended outcomes if you are successful in applying for an award (100-400 words).
  • Summary of the likely impact of your research and why you think it is important (100-400 words).
  • Summary of how the award would benefit your research (100-400 words). 
  • Name of your proposed mentor. Applicants are encouraged to informally approach at least one potential mentor. Please note that if an applicant is successful, they will be required to obtain a letter of support from their mentor to agree to the mentorship before their studentship is confirmed. 
  • Two references (one of your referees should be your current PhD/DPhil supervisor). These should be sent directly by referees to

Your application answers can either be typed into the form or sent as attachments. 

For more information about the studentships, please visit The Round Table website.