x12 James McCune Smith PhD Scholarships at the University of Glasgow

Scholarship Overview

Apply for the James McCune Smith Scholarships for Black UK domiciled students who wish to undertake PhD research at the University of Glasgow in any research area.

Closing date: 15 March 2024

They provide an enhanced experience through external mentors, placements, leadership training, community-building activities and networking opportunities.

Scholarship Detail

Apart from being fully funded, you’ll recieve a six-month placement, a mentorship from outside academia, leadership training and community building activities, and support for conferences and other networking opportunities.

Applications have now closed for 2024 entry in most areas, but if you are interested in submitting an application for the College of Science & Engineering, the deadline has been extended until 15 March 2024.

  • Your PhD research can be in any discipline
  • The funding covers stipend (estimated at £19,162 for 2024 entry) and fees for up to four years, as well as providing a training grant of £3,000 per year

  • You’ll receive:
    • a six-month placement with industry, a government or non-governmental organisation or other employer  
    • mentorship from outside academia to provide a broader perspective and network, in addition to the usual academic supervisors
    • leadership training and community building activities
    • support for conferences and other networking opportunities
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Am I eligible?

To apply, you must be a UK domiciled Black African, Black Caribbean, Black Other, Mixed White and Black Caribbean, Mixed White and Black African, or other mixed background (to include Black African, Black Caribbean or Black Other).

Applying does not prevent you from applying for other schemes to obtain a funded place.

Ready to apply?

There are 12 James McCune Smith PhD Scholarships available to begin research in October 2024.

For more information and to apply, go to:


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    Itumeleng teaches high school Mathematics in Groote Schuur. In addition to curating career opportunities on, Itumeleng mentors a community group of youth in STEAM. At chess, he's Western Cape's best.

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