Academics at Risk Scholarship

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A stipend/living allowance of £15,000 per year for each year of study* A tuition fee waiver* *For a maximum of four years of full-time study. This scholarship is offered in collaboration with the Council for At-Risk Academics (CARA).

Number available


Year of entry


Eligibility criteria

You must be an early career academic, and must:

  • Have received an offer of a place on a full-time PhD programme
  • Have held an academic post (eg a post as a lecturer and/or researcher) in a higher education institution or equivalent
  • Have been referred via Cara

This scholarship cannot be used in conjunction with any other Goldsmiths financial award. The academic supervisor will need to provide an update each year confirming academic progress to an expected level.

How to apply

In the first instance you should contact Cara via their website.

If you have any questions, you can contact or

Selection process

Applicants will have to meet all of the eligibility criteria to be considered for the award.

Find out more about Goldsmiths scholarships and bursaries regulations.