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Frederick Bonnart-Braunthal PhD Scholarship

The Frederick Bonnart-Braunthal Scholarship programme is aimed at combating intolerance. It supports research to this end from any academic discipline. One scholarship is available for October 2014 entry, which will be awarded to an eligible student studying at either LSE or University College London. The following information is for applicants from LSE.

Who can apply?

  • LSE MPhil/PhD students from the UK or an EU country who are:
  • entering their first or second year at LSE, in any department, in October 2014; and
  • pursuing research relevant to the aims of the scholarship.


  • (up to) four-year award beginning in October 2014;
  • the award will cover Home/EU student fees and provide annual living expenses of £18,000; 
  • the award is renewable annually subject to satisfactory academic performance;
  • to be awarded on the basis of academic merit and the potential to lead to practical steps to combat intolerance.

The scholarship is coordinated by the LSE Centre for the Study of Human Rights so, in addition to joining the academic department of their supervisor, the scholar will have the opportunity to become a junior research associate of the Centre.

The scholar will be required to report annually in writing to the Trustees of the scholarship to ensure that the focus on the practical impact of the research is maintained.

Application procedure

If you are not already registered on (or have yet to be accepted onto) an LSE doctoral programme, please contact the staff member you are interested in working with at the earliest available opportunity. Prospective students will need to submit an application for admission to the School via the LSE Graduate Admissions Office. In order to be considered for the Frederick Bonnart-Braunthal Scholarship, you will need to have a formal offer of a place on an LSE doctoral programme and be nominated by your prospective supervisor.

The scholarship application should take the form of the following:

  1. a completed application form, which includes a personal statement of no more than 1500 words;
  2. a curriculum vitae which includes your academic background; and
  3. a supporting statement (in the form of a letter of reference) from your (prospective) supervisor.

The supporting statement may be sent via the applicant or directly from the supervisor.

The deadline for applications for the 2014 scholarship has now passed.

Interviews with short-listed candidates will be held at LSE in early June. Facilities for remote interviewing (via phone/Skype) will be made available should candidates be unable to attend in person.

If you wish to be considered for other LSE scholarships, including the LSE Research Studentship Scheme, you will need to complete the Postgraduate Research Scholarship Application Form, available from the Financial Support Office. Prospective students may apply for funding under any scheme for which they are eligible however it is only possible to hold one LSE scholarship at any one time.

More information about the Frederick Bonnart-Braunthal Trust, including current scholars.  

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