James Tait Black Postgraduate Scholarship Fund

The James Tait Black Postgraduate Scholarship Fund is a unique programme that supports talented English Literature students at the University.

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Linked to the prestigious James Tait Black Prizes, the scholarships give our brightest students the opportunity to work closely with world-leading specialists in English Literature.

Scholars will benefit from exclusive access to the eminent academics involved with the James Tait Black Prizes, as well as world renowned authors and our institutional partners.

Under their supervision, students will be guided in creating original contributions to the discipline.

Students will also engage with key events in the James Tait Black Prize calendar as part of their studies, including the Edinburgh International Book Festival ceremony in August.

Investing in our future

Today, postgraduate students face significant financial challenges to continuing their academic careers, however alumni and friends of the University have the ability to turn the dream of a world-class education into a reality.

Why to give

  • By investing in students, we transform the lives of individuals.
  • By providing the means for talented scholars to reach their potential, we further the scope of the academic discipline and strengthen our world-class department of English Literature.
  • By linking talented postgraduate scholars to the James Tait Black Prizes we ensure the continuing relevance and academic rigour of these historic awards.
  • By demonstrating support for students, Edinburgh remains well positioned to recruit the very best faculty and students.
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Interested in supporting our students? Find details on how to give.

Contact us

For more details on how to support us, please contact Emma Lacroix, Development Manager.

  • Emma Lacroix
  • Development Manager
  • Work: +44 (0)131 651 4403

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