The Florence Congleton Scholarship Award

This award was set up in 1986 to enable a selected candidate to study full time in Education at the School of Education at the University of Birmingham.

Research Studentship: UNESCO FOCUS

The Florence Congleton Scholarship is to support an African woman studying here in the School of Education.

The School of Education is an Associated School of UNESCO and the Florence Congleton Scholarship is now assigned to a female research student from Africa who wishes to pursue study in one of the UNESCO themes of education for peace, democracy, human rights and sustainable development (or related issues).

The scholarship pays fees for one year of full time study, which would lead to MA/MEd. A contribution towards accommodation is also included. Any student wishing to continue to the PhD programme would have to find the remaining fees and costs themselves.

Applicants should complete the normal research application form but indicate that they are applying for the Florence Congleton Scholarship and showing on their proposal how their research will contribute to the UNESCO mission.

The award will be made each year, providing sufficient funds are in the Award Account and will be for one year's study fees. 

Awarded for Eligibility

  • Study of Education
  • Overseas student study fees for one year only are awarded.
  • Women aged between 22 and 35 years of age on 1st October in the year in which they take up the Scholarship.
  • They must be a citizen of an African Commonwealth country or a non-white resident of Southern Africa and not normally a resident in the UK


Annually when funds permit.

Please be aware that this scholarship may not be available every year.

How to apply

Application form to be marked by candidate that they wish to apply for consideration of the Award. A nominated Board will consider all requests. It is very important that you notify Paul Lynch of your intention to apply for this Scholarship.

Closing date

31 May 2019. 

Contact Details

Please address any queries to 
Dr Paul Lynch School of Education University of Birmingham Edgbaston Birmingham B15 2TT United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 6735 Email:

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