WRDTP/Stuart Hall Foundation Awards

The WRDTP is delighted to be able to work with the Stuart Hall Foundation (SHF), supporting two studentships for Black British students.

In partnership with the Stuart Hall Foundation, the WRDTP/SHF Awards will support the next generation of Black British social science researchers conducting research aligned to the Foundation’s mission.

Awards are available to students applying for a PhD within the White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership. The scholarships can be held in any of our seven partner institutions and the award process will be administered in conjunction with the Stuart Hall Foundation.

How do these awards differ from standard Pathway Award studentships?

In addition to working within one of the DTP’s interdisciplinary pathways,  successful candidates will have research interests identifying with Professor Stuart Hall’s research legacy in the areas of securing wider access to education,  race, ethnicity, cultural studies and structural inequalities.

Successful awardees will benefit from working with SHF to develop their career and profile. Post holders will be able to tap into the resources and networks of the Stuart Hall Foundation, including an annual gathering of Stuart Hall Foundation Scholars and Fellows, and privileged access to the work of the Foundation.

Meet the current Stuart Hall Foundation fellows and scholars here: http://stuarthallfoundation.org/what-we-do/fellowships-and-scholarships/

Application Workshops

This guidance session is for applicants who are interested in applying for a WRDTP/Stuart Hall Foundation Award. It was held online on 21 November 2023.

Drop-in sessions

Two drop-in sessions will be offered as a follow-up to the information sessions detailed above. These will be held on the following dates:

  • For academic supervisors – Tuesday 28 November, 10:00 – 11:00
  • For student applicants – Tuesday 28 November, 17:30 – 18:30

The purpose of these sessions will be to offer an opportunity for supervisors/students to ask questions about the studentships schemes and application processes following the substantive content provided in the information sessions.

To book your place on a session, please follow this Link.

How to apply

More information and key documents can be found on our main WRDTP Studentships webpage.


These awards are open to Black British students (Black or Black British African, Black or Black British Caribbean, Black or Black British other or Mixed Black or Black British). Applicants will self-identify and sign a disclaimer to the effect that the information they provide is correct.

Please note that international students are not eligible to apply for the WRDTP/Stuart Hall Foundation Awards.

All other standard eligibility criteria for 1+3/+3 Pathway Awards will apply. For more information, see the following documents and links:

The process for WRDTP/Stuart Hall Foundation Awards will be embedded within the standard Pathway Award competition and follow the same assessment criteria and timescales. Applicants will be considered for a standard Pathway Award in the main competition.

Selection committee

A separate sub-committee will consider the nominations received for the WRDTP/Stuart Hall Foundation Awards and make recommendations to the WRDTP Academic Quality Committee. Representatives from the Stuart Hall Foundation will be consulted on the award decisions made.

Nominations for the overall Pathway Awards awards are assessed by senior academic colleagues from our partner institutions. Staff involved in the WRDTP Studentships competition (both professional service and academic) will undertake or be able to evidence that they have already undertaken appropriate high-quality equality, diversity and inclusion training.