John Blundell Studentships
Our Studentship programme honours the memory and furthers the work of the late John Blundell (1952-2014). Its purpose is to enable freedom-minded students to embark upon postgraduate study or research work that they could not otherwise afford.
John Blundell was a tireless promoter of the free society and the free economy. Teachers, students, activists, professionals and politicians around the world were brought to an understanding of these ideas, and to become activists themselves, through John’s unique efforts.
Do you qualify? Single grants of between £3,000 and £5,000 towards fees and/or living expenses are available to prospective or current postgraduate students who:
Have made a tangible contribution to (or can demonstrate a clear interest in the advancement of) personal and economic freedom;
and are currently applying for or undertaking postgraduate courses or research work in the humanities and social sciences (particularly economics, history, philosophy and political science) at a recognised UK university (current postgraduate students will be considered as well as students who have not yet begun their studies);
and have a reasonable prospect of success in being accepted and/or completing this postgraduate course;
and can show need and do not have sufficient other funding in place to cover tuition fees and basic living costs.
Successful applicants will be assigned a mentor and are expected to produce regular updates on the progress of their work and to attend seminars and other events deemed part of the Studentship programme.
To apply for a John Blundell Studentship, candidates must:
Complete the John Blundell Studentship Application Form below. Candidates must be enrolled in a postgraduate course by the end of the review period (30th September) to receive a studentship grant.
Applications for the 2017/18 John Blundell Studentships are now closed.