University of Birmingham 125th Anniversary PhD Scholarships for Black British Researchers


Empowering Excellence in Research

The University of Birmingham is delighted to announce the 125th Anniversary Scholarships, a pioneering initiative designed to support and empower Black British researchers in their doctoral pursuits. Launching in Autumn 2024, this scholarship scheme is a testament to our commitment to diversity, inclusion, and academic excellence.

Scholarship Benefits:

  • Financial Support: A generous stipend at UKRI rates (£18,622 per annum), covering tuition, living expenses, and research costs.
  • Mentorship: Access to mentorship from distinguished faculty to guide your research journey.
  • Research Environment: Benefit from our state-of-the-art facilities and vibrant academic community.
  • Community Network: Join a supportive network of Black British PhD researchers.
  • Research Training Grant: Additional funding for conference attendance, fieldwork, and other research-enhancing activities.


  • UK nationals eligible for Home student status.
  • Members of Black African, Black Caribbean, or Black Other ethnic groups.

Application Deadline: 23:59 (UK time) on Tuesday, 30 April 2024.


Q: What is the aim of the 125th Anniversary Scholarships? A: To address underrepresentation and provide opportunities for Black British researchers to excel in academia.

Q: What financial support does the scholarship offer? A: Recipients receive a stipend at UKRI rates, covering tuition, living expenses, and research costs.

Q: Who is eligible for the scholarship? A: Black British researchers who are UK nationals and eligible for Home student status.