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Christine and Ian Bolt Scholarship
Scholarship Name Christine and Ian Bolt Scholarship
Academic Year 2021
Scholarship amount Up to £10,000
Nationality Any
Scholarship Deadline 16 May 2021

Scholarship value

Up to £10,000


Sunday 16 May 2021, 23:59 BST


Applicants must:

  • Hold an excellent bachelor's (1st or 2.1), or Master's degree (merit or distinction);
  • Hold an offer of a place, or be a currently registered student, for a full-time postgraduate research degree at University of Kent for the following academic year within the Faculty of Humanities or Social Sciences;
  • Have excellent communication skills, both written and oral, and be able to explain their project clearly and without jargon to non-experts,
  • Convey their passion for their project to a wider audience and convince the panel of the project's wider value
  • Act as 'ambassador' for both the University and their subject.

The successful applicants will be selected on the basis of academic excellence, achievements to date in their chosen field and their communication skills.

Preference will be given to students and to candidates who have not had the opportunity to live or study for an extended period of time in the USA.

Candidates must be available for video interview, via Zoom, date TBC.

Further details

The Christine and Ian Bolt Scholarships were set up in memory of Christine Bolt, Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Kent, and were generously funded by her late husband, Ian Bolt.  Successful applicants will be awarded up to £10,000 each (to include tuition fees) to support a sustained period of research in America for up to one year. In exceptional circumstances, the scholarship holders may be invited to re-apply for a further one year's funding.

Scholarships are aimed at students whose area of research has an American element and/or where the centre of expertise or an important source of research material is located in the United States of America.

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