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British Council Scotland SGSAH EARTH Scholarships

Last updated: Sep 1, 2023

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Target: International Researchers,

Award Value: Full Funding,

Host Institution: Scottish HEIs & Organisations


November 1

British Council Scotland SGSAH EARTH ScholarshipsThe British Council Scotland SGSAH EARTH Scholarships is open for PhD and Early Career Researchers based outside the UK to come to Scotland to undertake in-person and hybrid exchanges in the area of environmental arts and humanities in Scotland. The research scholars will come together alongside Scotland-based scholars to network and collaborate in their research work, and will be supported by a set of thematically and geographically oriented Clusters.

Scholarship Description

The British Council Scotland SGSAH EARTH Scholarships is a programme run by SGSAH with funding from the British Council to enable international research collaborations between PhD and Early Career Researchers and Scottish HEIs and Scotland-based academic mentors, and external organisations, thematically focused on environmental arts and humanities and their interdisciplinary connections. The overall aim of the programme is to promote the role and interventions of the environmental arts and humanities, and the arts and cultural sector, in addressing the climate emergency, and their capacity for interdisciplinary research within STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics) contexts. The programme will create research opportunities and international mobility which will develop and support new approaches to address the global challenge of climate crisis, and support sustainable research and cultural interchanges within and beyond the arts and, humanities and cultural sectors.

Award Benefits

Full Funding by the British Council.

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Level and Areas of Study

PhD and Early Career Researchers in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics).

Place of Study

Scottish Higher Education Institutions, and External Organisations.

Eligibility Criteria

The British Council Scotland SGSAH EARTH Scholarships Programme is for:

  • PhD and Early Career Researchers (ECRs) registered at or graduated from any non-UK university who are working within the environmental arts and humanities.
  • All applicants currently registered for a PhD, or graduated with a PhD, which broadly falls under Arts & Humanities subject areas. Research proposals must also fall into Arts & Humanities subject areas.
  • Any interdisciplinary PhDs – at least 50% of the project must fall within Arts & Humanities disciplines. The programme strongly encourages research project proposals that have interdisciplinarity approaches beyond the Arts & Humanities.
  • ECRs within 1 year of notification of award of their PhD.

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Application Procedure

How-To-Apply: Applicants for the Scotland SGSAH EARTH Scholarships should:

  • Contact their chosen institution to discuss their process for supporting their application.
  • Make their applications is made through SGSAH’s online system.

The deadline for the full application: 1 November 2023.

The following documents must submit be submitted with the applications:

  • A full research proposal; and details of how you will benefit from Cluster membership, cohort-building, training and development activities.
  • A budget and justification of resources.
  • A CV (up to 4pp).
  • A letter of support from your PhD supervisor (up to 2pp).
  • A letter of support from the proposed Host Institution (Head of Department or equivalent) (up to 2pp).

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