Get up to £15,690 Annually in the Hugh Goddard PhD Studentship 2021-2022

Submit an application for the Hugh Goddard PhD Studentship 2021-2022 for an opportunity to get up to £15,690 annually as stipend, with your tuition fees fully covered.

Application Deadline: September 3 2021


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The studentship will cover the required tuition fee and an annual stipend £15,690 for the 2021-2022

academic year, increasing in line with UKRI rates.


The award is open to UK and Overseas students commencing their studies in the 2021-2022 academic year, starting their programme of study in January 2022.  The successful candidate will be expected to be Edinburgh-based and, in addition to undertaking their research, contribute to the full range of the Centre’s activities, including its outreach programme.  Subject to satisfactory progress, the Studentship will be awarded for a maximum of three years.


Essential qualifications

  • A UK 2:1 Honours degree and a Master’s degree in a relevant discipline, or their international equivalents
  • Proven research skills
  • Ability to undertake research which may involve both the study of texts and engaging with individuals and communities
  • English proficiency: IELTS: total 7.0 (at least 6.0 in each module) or TOEFL-iBT: total 100 (at least 20 in each module)
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Ability to work to deadlines
  • Diplomacy, including religious, cultural and political sensitivity

Desirable qualifications

  • Knowledge of a relevant regional language
  • Experience in explaining research to a wide variety of audiences
  • Experience in designing material for websites
  • Experience of working with the media

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Application Instructions

Applications should be submitted via email to by 5pm BST on Friday 3rd September 2021 and should include the following:

  • A one page covering letter
  • A curriculum vitae (maximum 2 pages)
  • A research proposal of 2000 words (for guidelines see here)
  • A sample paper of 2000 words (this can be excerpts from a thesis, article, blog post, etc.)
  • Two references
  • Academic transcripts

Candidates invited for interview will be required to make a 15-minute presentation on their proposed research project and also outline the wider contribution which they would hope to make to the Alwaleed Centre.

About the Hugh Goddard PhD Studentship

The HRH Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Centre for the Study of Islam in the Contemporary World at the

University of Edinburgh is offering The Hugh Goddard PhD Studentship in Inter-Religious Relations in

a Globalized Muslim World, for a January 2022 start. The studentship is named in honor of the

Founding Director of the Edinburgh Alwaleed Centre in recognition of his ground-breaking work on

Islam and inter-religious relations.

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Key Dates and Order of Program

Application deadline is September 3re 2021.


  • Shortlisted candidates will be contacted within 3 weeks of the application deadline. Applicants who have not heard from the Centre by this time can assume that their application was unsuccessful.
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