Open and diversity scholarships running again for September 2017

Following the success of last year's scheme, we are offering a range of Scholarships again for 2017. Scholarships are open to applicants for either Postgraduate Diploma or Masters programmes commencing their studies in Autumn 2017. Two scholarships of £3,000 are available to all applicants, a further four Scholarships, each of £3,000 are open to UK applicants from backgrounds that are underrepresented in the UK museum sector.

The diversity scholarships are for underrepresented groups including people from black and minority ethnic backgrounds, disabled applicants, care leavers, carers, and people from lower income households.

The initiative forms part of our long standing commitment to support the diversification of the UK’s museum workforce. The scholarships schemes are part of a suite of linked initiatives focused on different aspects of diversity and equality.

In 2016 we were selected to lead on the University of Leicester’s participation in a nationwide project designed to enhance student diversity and led by the Equality Challenge Unit. In addition, 2016 saw the launch of Socially Engaged Practice in Museums and Galleries – a brand new flexible learning programme that looks closely at equality and diversity themes and draws on the School’s world leading research and practice in this area.