- Are you aged between 18 and 26?
- Would you like £2000 to spend between 6 weeks and three months in Europe?
- Would you like to find out more about other European countries and the people who live there?
- Could you write a report on what you discovered?
If you can answer YES to all those questions, READ ON
Each year up to ten Peter Kirk travel scholarships are awarded to promote understanding of Europe amongst young Britons, and of Britain amongst young people from other European countries. They enable young people aged between 18 and 26 to carry out a study project of their own choice in another European country (under some circumstances an older candidate up to age 29 might be considered). Click on What are the scholarships? for more information.
It is essential that you are prepared to travel abroad independently. Although you are not required to be a specialist in modern languages you will need to gather information on your project from conversations with people as well as from books and other media. You should, therefore, be confident that you will be able to talk to the people you meet in the country(ies) you visit.
The scholarships were endowed to commemorate the work of the late Sir Peter Kirk MP, who died in 1977, aged 48, while leader of the first British team in the European Parliament.
Click on Scholars to see who was awarded 2013 scholarships.
The 2014 scholarships will be awarded in December 2013. Applications must be submitted by Noon on 1st November 2013. Click on How to apply for full details. Interviews are planned to take place in London on 10th and 11th December 2013.
Read the blog of 2013 scholar Niamh Quille, who is currently in Paris researching protest movements in France.
2013 scholar Imogen Hamilton-Jones is currently in Paris researching a new wave of French feminism. Read her blog here.
Read Billie Hylton's ongoing blog about her comparative research project on choral singing in Europe