Apply For the 2022 Commonwealth Routledge Studentship for Students from Commonwealth Countries

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About the Commonwealth Routledge Studentship for Students from Commonwealth Countries

Applications are ongoing for the 2022 Commonwealth Routledge Studentship programme for students from commonwealth countries. The Commonwealth Routledge Studentship will offer a research grant of £5,500 to successful candidates for research projects on Commonwealth related themes.  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.

Applications are welcome 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.

Scholarship Requirements:

To be considered for the studentship, you must:

  • Be a PhD student from UK universities, although not necessarily UK citizens OR.
  • Be a registered PhD students from ACU member universities in Commonwealth counties other than the UK OR
  • Be a Chevening and Commonwealth Scholarship alumni who are PhD students at any Commonwealth university outside the UK.

Proposed research must either:

  • relate to the Commonwealth as a whole or to any Commonwealth-wide institution or organisation, or
  • have a strong Commonwealth comparative aspect, or
  • be of relevance to a Commonwealth country other than the UK.

Benefits of the Scholarship

  • Two studentships are available each year, to the maximum value of GBP 5500 each.

Also Read: How to Write Outstanding Statement of Purpose (SOP) for Scholarships, Fellowships, and Internships

Required Documents

To apply, candidates must be ready to submit the following documents;

  • A CV
  • A studentship plan, outlining:
  • The work you plan to carry out during the studentship, in non-technical language
  • The likely impact of your studentship work, and how it will advance knowledge in your field and contribute to greater understanding of the Commonwealth
  • The planned outcomes and outputs of the studentship
  • Letters of support from referees, one academic (preferably your PhD/DPhil supervisor) and one personal
  • An outline of the intended use of the funds.
  • Deadline: July 31, 2022

Method of Application

Applications should be submitted by 23:59 UTC on 31 July 2022  via the online application form.



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