British Council Scotland SGSAH EARTH Scholarships 2023

Deadline: November 7, 2022

Applications for the 2023 British Council Scotland SGSAH EARTH Scholarships are now open. The SGSAH EARTH Fellowships is a scheme run by the Scottish Graduate School for Arts & Humanities (SGSAH) with funding from the British Council to enable international research collaborations between PhD and early career researchers and Scottish HEIs and mentors Scotland-based academics, and external organisations, thematically focused on the environmental arts and humanities and their interdisciplinary links.

The general objective of the program is to promote the role and interventions of the environmental arts and humanities, and the arts and culture sector, in the response to the climate emergency, and their capacity for interdisciplinary research within STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics). The program will create research and international mobility opportunities that will develop and support new approaches to addressing the global challenge of the climate crisis, and support sustainable research and cultural exchange within and beyond the arts, sciences, and science sectors. people and culture.

Program details

The principles of this program build on SGSAH’s internationalization ambitions and actions, align with SGSAH’s GREEN/GRADUATE strategy and operational plan, as well as the British Council’s Climate Connections legacy program. The program will be structured around two of SGSAH’s strategic themes and priority areas; environmental humanities and creative industries/economies, with a focus on themes of the climate emergency, arts and culture sector interventions and the legacy of COP26, held in Glasgow in 2021 The program will enrich collaborations between Scottish and international HEIs, building on SGSAH’s Global Connects programs and the SFC Saltire Emerging Researcher programme.

The program will provide scholarships for PhD and early career researchers based outside the UK to come to Scotland to undertake in-person and hybrid exchanges for up to 3 months in 2023, in the field of environmental arts and sciences human. The research placements will include a 2-week in-person core leadership program for cohort building where all grantees will come together alongside Scotland-based scholars to network and collaborate in April 2023, supported by a set of thematic clusters and geographical.


  • Open to PhD students and Early Career Researchers (ECRs) enrolled or graduating from a non-UK university working in the arts and environmental sciences to come to Scotland to work with an academic mentor and access networks and resources of a host HEI (Higher Institute of Education) in 2023.
  • All applicants must be currently enrolled for a doctorate or have completed a doctorate, which generally falls within the fields of arts and humanities. These areas are detailed by the AHRC. Research proposals must also fall within the fields of arts and humanities. For any interdisciplinary doctorate, at least 50% of the project must fall within the disciplines of the arts and humanities. The program strongly encourages research project proposals that have interdisciplinary approaches beyond the arts and humanities.
  • For program purposes, ECRs must be within one year of being notified of their PhD award (in exceptional circumstances, this may be extended to 2 years).


  • University of Abertay
  • Edinburgh Napier University
  • Glasgow School of Art
  • Glasgow Caledonian University
  • Heriot Watt University
  • Queen Margaret University
  • Robert Gordon University
  • Royal Conservatory of Scotland
  • University of Aberdeen
  • University of Dundee
  • Edinburgh University
  • University of Glasgow
  • University of St Andrews
  • University of Stirling
  • University of Strathclyde
  • University of the Highlands and Islands
  • University of the West of Scotland


The applicant must submit:

  • A complete research proposal; and details on how you will benefit from cluster membership, cohort building, training and development activities
  • A budget and justification of resources
  • A CV (up to 4pp)
  • A letter of support from your thesis supervisor (up to 2pp)
  • A letter of support from the proposed host institution (head of department or equivalent) (up to 2pp)

Late applications will only be considered where there is a proven failure of SGSAH’s operational systems and where such system failures have made it impossible to submit before the deadline. Note that SGSAH will not accept late applications in the event of a system failure on the applicant’s side (eg internet connection failure). For this reason, they strongly advise applicants to complete the application process at least 48 hours before the deadline.

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For more information, visit SGSAH EARTH Scholarships.

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