Research Scholarships 2021/22
Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol invites you to submit applications for the Coleg’s Welsh-medium Research Scholarships.
One of the core goals of the Research Scholarships scheme since the very beginning was to develop a new generation of academic experts who could discuss their field with confidence in Welsh. This capital investment has been part of a deliberate strategic plan to develop a workforce for the Higher Education sector and ensure that there are qualified candidates for academic posts that become available as a result of increasing and expanding Welsh-medium teaching in the universities, and to plan for a continuation in the workforce.
Over the years the scheme has also supported several projects that have been of interest to public policy makers in Wales. Applications that investigate themes of interest to Welsh Government policy makers are welcomed.
The Coleg hopes to to award up to 12 Research Scholarships to start in the 2021/22 academic year.
These will usually be 50% scholarships for three years, and therefore the Coleg will provide half the cost of each scholarship. However, the Coleg is willing to fully-fund up to 5 scholarships, and each Branch may nominate ONE of its applications for 100% of the funding from the Coleg.
Institutions may submit up to five applications in total, but no more than one from the same academic school/department. If institutions submit more than one application, they should clearly identify which (if any) is to be nominated by the Branch for 100% of the funding. Institutions may also list their applications in order of preference in case their first choice is not supported by the panel.
As in previous years, the Coleg will also be willing to fund additional 100% scholarships in certain circumstances, on condition that the institution commits to creating a Welsh-medium teaching post or post-doctoral research post at the end of the scholarship.
Full details of the application process and the scheme’s terms and conditions are set out in the addendum.
Applications should be submitted electronically by noon on 1 February 2021 by sending them to firstname.lastname@example.org
Publication date: 1 December 2020