Sir Henry Thomas Scholarship for postgraduate study in Hispanic Studies

Level of study
Doctoral research
Subject area
Modern Languages and Cultures
EU, Overseas (Non-EU), UK
Type of Award
Deadline for applying
Closed 01/03/2021 (Note: competition closed for this year)

Award Description

We are seeking applications from outstanding candidates for a postgraduate scholarship for research in Hispanic Studies. We welcome submissions from prospective students intending to work in any area of Spanish, Latin American, Caribbean or Lusophone studies.

Further details relating to the Department and the wide range of research listings can be found on our website.

Please direct queries on the scholarship to: Professor Francis Lough in the Department of Modern Languages.

Value of Award

The Sir Henry Thomas Scholarship provides Home fees and a stipend of £11,000 for three years, subject to satisfactory progress.  The successful candidate would commence study between September 2021 and January 2022.

International students can apply and if successful the Home fee will be a contribution to the Overseas Fee.

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates should have a first class or upper second class degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject.  To apply for the Doctoral award candidates should also have completed, or be completing, a masters degree in a relevant subject.

This is a full-time award for students starting their doctoral research between September 2021 and January 2022. This award is not available to current Doctoral students.

How to Apply

In order to apply, you must have completed an application to study. You will then need to complete our online funding application form. Your application must also be supported by two references.

For detailed advice and to complete the online funding application and funding reference forms, please visit our College of Arts and Law scholarships how to apply page.

The deadline for applying is Monday 1 March 2021 at 4pm.

If you have already made an application for Arts and Humanities Research Council funding through the Midlands4Cities consortium, or for another College of Arts and Law scholarship, your application will automatically be considered for the Sir Henry Thomas Scholarship, if eligible, without you having to make additional applications.  Please note, other schemes are available that have alternative processes and require a separate application. This includes Economic and Social Research Council funding.

Further information

If you have any further queries, please email