President’s Research Scholarship
Societies around the world are becoming increasingly diverse in ethnic, religious and cultural terms. (Re)-Constructing Multiculturalism is a new, cutting-edge venture within the Humanities Schools at Cardiff University, bringing together academic staff and postgraduate students in humanities and social science disciplines to study and analyse how we are dealing with that diversity. (Re)-Constructing Multiculturalism consists of a research network that links together a series of workshops, seminars, and conferences, along with a number of PhD scholarships to support postgraduate work in this area.
The research undertaken by the President’s Research Scholarship students will explore the ways in which ‘multiculturalism’ was a cultural construct of particular historical circumstances and how the dangers of national dissolution on the one hand, and of discrimination against minorities on the other, may be confronted by its re-construction. Research will thereby contribute to public understanding, theory and policy formation, and creative production in areas, for example, of:
- The interactions between minority languages, multilingualism, lingua franca and cultural identity
- The display and performance of religion, ethnic and cultural identities
- Memories and minorities within Wales
- Parallel legal systems and ethnocultural justice
- The destruction of multicultural communities through ethnic or nationalist violence and other forms of cultural aggression
Further information on the President's Scholarships - Re-constructing Multiculturalism.
Eligibility and Award Value
The student profile sought is high-calibre, independent thinking and innovative graduates with cross-disciplinary interests and ambitions. Home/EU and non-EU overseas students are eligible to apply. For 2013-14, there will be two ‘full’ awards (covering fees AND stipend).
How to Apply
The application deadline for the current round of funding is Friday 1 March 2013.
Before applying for a President’s Research Scholarship for (Re)-Constructing Multiculturalism, prospective students must submit a standard application for PhD study at Cardiff University. All applications for admission to research programmes must be submitted direct to the University using the University’s online admissions service. Applicants must also complete an application form for the President’s Scholarship. Guidance notes for applicants are available.