Superbia Scholarships 

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Superbia is the year-round programme of culture from Manchester Pride. We curate, promote and support LGBT+ culture in Greater Manchester, encouraging participation, supporting new work and engaging Manchester’s thriving LGBT+ community. Through our dedicated Superbia Grants programme we have assisted dozens of people to produce hundreds of projects engaging thousands of participants across the city. 

 We take the broadest possible view of culture, which of course includes education and learning. We are pleased to develop our relationship with the Sexuality Summer School (SSS) at the University of Manchester by offering two annual Superbia Scholarships to the value of £175 each, to enable students to attend the Sexuality Summer School who might not otherwise be able to. The Scholarships are available to anyone who currently lives, works or studies in Greater Manchester, and who otherwise might not apply for the SSS. 

 The Sexuality Summer School is an annual five-day event comprising daytime seminars and workshops for up to 40 registered postgraduates, alongside a range of public events, including lectures, discussions, performances and film screenings. This year’s Sexuality Summer School (Monday 20– Friday 24 May) is organised around the theme ‘Queer Dialogues’, foregrounding skill-sharing, knowledge-exchange, theoretical debates and public engagement in relation to feminist and queer debates on sexuality. Postgraduate students on the SSS will have the opportunity to discuss their current research, developing ideas and potential future collaborations with an interdisciplinary group of PhD and Master’s students engaged in the study of sexuality. Moreover, the academics, artists and activists from our public events schedule lead the daytime workshops, giving students the chance to explore questions about ‘Queer Dialogues’ in critical and creative practice. Registration costs £150 and opens on Thursday 28 February 2019.

 If you wish to apply for a Superbia Scholarship, please submit approximately 250 words explaining why the Sexuality Summer School 2019 would be a valuable experience for you, what you will bring to it, and what you would hope to get out of it. The deadline for applications is 5pm on Wednesday 30 January. Please email any initial enquiries to jackie.stacey@manchester.ac.uk 

 Your application statement should be sent in the body of an email with the subject header ‘Superbia Scholarship’ and emailed jointly to greg@manchesterpride.com and jackie.stacey@manchester.ac.uk

 Please include your name, address and institutional affiliation in your application. Notification of a successful Superbia Scholarship application will also include confirmation of your place on the Sexuality Summer School 2019.

Timetable for applications is as follows:

Deadline for submissions: Wednesday 30 January

Successful applicants notified: Thursday 7 February

Scholarship pay date: Thursday 21 February

School registration opens: Thursday 28 February

Phoebe Woodall