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Harold Moody scholarships fund second cohort of Black doctoral researchers

The Harold Moody postgraduate research (PGR) scholarship scheme, launched last year, has opened for a second round of applications for entry in 2022/23. The scholarships, awarded to Black Home PGR students in arts, humanities and social sciences provide full funding for a four-year PhD.

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The Harold Moody scholarships sit alongside other PGR scholarship programmes which are dedicating a proportion of their funding to specific groups, such as the LISS DTP (ESRC-funded) and LAHP (AHRC-funded). LISS funding will support at least six Home-Status Black students and LAHP funding at least five Home-status Black and Global Majority students. The activities in both programmes are informed by a report commissioned from Advance HE.

The Harold Moody Scholarships get their name from Jamaican-born medical student and alumnus of King’s, Dr Harold Moody. Dr Moody graduated in 1910 and became a much-respected GP in Peckham. Dr Moody was a leading campaigner for racial justice and fought for causes such as employment rights for Black merchant seamen, fair pay for the Trinidadian oil workers and the lifting of rules in the British Armed Forces that had prevented the appointment of Black officers.

“Studying a PhD at King’s College London has been an amazing experience thanks to my supervisors and the Harold Moody Scholarship. I am honoured to be one of the first recipients of the scholarship and I hope that increasingly more Black students apply for the scholarship and pursue PhDs here.”– Rae-Anne Cohen, Harold Moody PGR student in the School of Education, Communication and Society
“The Harold Moody scholarship has allowed me to pursue my academic interests and develop my research skills, removing the difficulties that naturally come with financial pressures"– Malick Doucoure, Harold Moody PGR student in the Department of English

There are four Harold Moody scholarships for entry in 2022/23. The application deadline is 27 March. To apply please see here, information on other funding opportunities can be found here.