About this studentship
Details for academic year 2021–22 are yet to be confirmed. Information below is provided as a guide only.
The Change Studentship will be awarded to a black, Asian and minority ethnic applicant to the Curating Collections and Heritage MA course.
It is one award for 2020 covering postgraduate course fees (£6,624 GBP) and travel expenses to access a mentoring programme organised by the university. The studentship is open to those already working in the museums and heritage sector, as well as to new entrants, and applicants can study full-time or part-time.
The award has been developed to help promote diversity in museums. Recent research has shown that less than 5% of the UK’s museum and heritage curators are black, Asian or minority ethnic. This award is intended to help a wider range of people consider or continue a career in the sector and support museums and heritage organisations to become more representative of our society.
Deadline: Closing date for applications is Friday 10 July 2020.
Who is eligible
To be considered for this award you must:
How to apply
Deadline: Closing date for applications is Friday 10 July 2020 11.59pm (UK time).
You can only apply for the Change Studentship once you have applied for the Curating Collections and Heritage MA.
You can apply online for the MA here.
The Change Studentship application form will ask you to write three 200-word statements covering the following points:
The evaluation panel is made up of museum professionals, including BAME practitioners and representatives from Arts Council England and the Museums Association. They will evaluate your application in relation to your:
Awards will NOT be made purely on the basis of academic excellence; they are intended to nurture ambition and realise potential. Please note that the evaluation panel for the Change Studentship will not have access to your general application for a place on the MA, so you may reuse material from that application as you wish.
Informal enquiries and any questions about the studentship can be sent to Dr Claire Wintle, Course Leader, MA Curating Collections and Heritage (firstname.lastname@example.org).