2012 Christine and Ian Bolt Scholarships for Postgraduate, USA

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The Christine and Ian Bolt Scholarships were set up in memory of Christine Bolt, Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Kent, and were generously funded by her late husband, Ian Bolt. Scholarships of up to £10,000 each (to include tuition fees) will be offered for one year in support of a sustained period of research while in the USA. During this year the students must be registered on a full-time postgraduate degree by research at the University of Kent. In exceptional circumstances, the scholarship holders may be invited to re-apply for a further one year’s funding. Scholarships are aimed at full-time postgraduate students whose area of research has an American element and/or where the centre of expertise or an important source of research material is located in the United States of America. The purpose of the fund is to award scholarships to deserving students studying in the Faculty of Humanities or Social Sciences at the University of Kent to support a sustained period of research in America for up to one year. Preference will be given to students and to candidates who have not had the opportunity to live or study for an extended period of time in the USA.

-Hold an excellent bachelor’s (1st or 2.1), or master’s degree (merit or distinction). – Hold an offer of a place, or be a currently registered student, for a full-time postgraduate research degree at University of Kent for the following academic year in a humanities or social science based field -Have excellent communication skills, both written and oral, and be able to: *explain their project clearly and without jargon to non-experts *convey their passion for their project to a wider audience *convince the panel of the project’s wider value act as ‘ambassador’ for both the University and their subject – The successful applicants will be selected on the basis of academic excellence, achievements to date in their chosen field and their communication skills.

Deadline: 30 May 2012

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