Applications are invited for fully funded PhD Scholarship for Nigerian scholars in a project named “The Benin Bronzes: Globalizing the colonial looting of art”. The scholarship is awarded to work both in Nigeria and with our research team in Hamburg/Germany on a research project covering the looting, collecting and exhibition of the well-known bronze sculptures from Benin.

Brief Description: This scholarship aims to assist high achieving and highly motivated international research scholars at Hamburg University.

Eligibility: University is looking particularly for a historian who is willing to undertake research for a Ph.D. in history, working on the occupation of Benin City by British forces in 1897 and the looting of the city as well as the ways in which the artifacts were distributed amongst the colonial forces and removed from the colony and brought to Europe.

Award Includes: This is a fully funded scholarship.

Study Program: Scholarship is available to pursue PhD programme.

Study Major: Scholarship is awarded for a project named “The Benin Bronzes. Globalizing the colonial looting of art”.

Host Organization: University of Hamburg, Germany

Number of Awards: Not Known

National/International Students: Nigerian scholars are eligible to apply for this scholarship program.

Governing Body: Not Known

Application Procedure: An application including a CV, a provisional proposal (5 pages max) with preliminary ideas about the individual research project, a sample of prior writing and two letters of reference (including the names and addresses -incl. email- of the referees), and a short statement explaining the motivation for this particular research project should be sent to the office of Prof. Dr. Jürgen Zimmerer:

Submission Deadline: Scholarship is open until filled.

For more details visit the official site.