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University of Kent

Christine and Ian Bolt Scholarship

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10000 GBP
United Kingdom
Not specified
Application deadline


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Scholarship type

Merit based

Number of scholarships to award



Up to £10,000

Scholarship coverage

  • tuition fee reduction


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. Successful applicants will be awarded to support a sustained period of research in America for up to one year. In exceptional circumstances, the scholarship holders may be invited to re-apply for a further one year's funding.

Scholarships are aimed at 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.

Funding is available for up to three scholars.

Applicable programmes


The scholarship is worth up to £10,000.


  • 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 or part-time postgraduate research or taught degree at the University of Kent for the following academic year within one of the listed Academic Divisions:
    • Arts and Humanities;
    • Human and Social Sciences;
    • Kent Business School; or
    • Law, Society and Social Justice.
  • 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 and convince the panel of the project's wider value
  • Act as 'ambassador' for both the University and their subject.

Scholarship requirements




United Kingdom



Study experience required





Application deadline

Not specified

Apply by submitting the following separate documents via email before the deadline:

Research proposal of approximately 2000 words;


Covering letter stating the reasons why they would wish to receive the scholarship. The covering letter should include the names of two referees;

Proposed budget showing use of the scholarship funds;

Academic references from two referees, written in English on official headed paper (via email directly from your referee if this is not possible), that include: 

your suitability to receive the scholarship on both academic and general grounds.

full name and status/title of referee.

name, address and telephone number of the referee's institution or place of work.

details of the referee’s relationship to the applicant.

full name of the applicant.

reference to the Christine and Ian Bolt Scholarship.

All documents must be in either Microsoft Word or PDF format, documents that are not sent in this format, will not be reviewed.

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