The James McCune Smith Scholarships are now closed for 2022 entry (deadline 31 Jan 2022). The deadline for applications for 2023 will be announced in due course. If you are eligible for the scholarships and wish to be added to the mailing list for 2023 entry, please sign up here.
If you have any questions about the scholarships, we would be delighted to help; please email JMSPhD@glasgow.ac.uk.
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?
Applications are now closed for 2022 entry. If you wish to be added to the mailing list for the 2023 scholarships, please email JMSPhD@glasgow.ac.uk
- Your PhD research can be in any discipline
- The funding covers stipend (est £15,840 for 2022 entry) and fees for up to four years
- 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
Mentorships and placements
The University of Glasgow will find a suitable external mentor and placement opportunity for every James McCune Smith Scholar no matter what area of research the Scholar chooses.
Who was McCune Smith?
A successful physician, a great abolitionist and educator, a brilliant scholar and writer: University of Glasgow graduate James McCune Smith was one of the foremost intellectuals in 19th century America.