Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to apply for the scholarship, you’ll need to meet the following criteria:

  • You are currently studying towards a PhD at The Open University
  • You are studying within the Knowledge Media Institute (KMi) unit, or co-supervised by KMi staff.

How to apply

The Melete Scholarships Scheme is now open for applications for the 2024/25 academic year. To apply you’ll need to download the scholarship application form and send it together with a letter of application of no more than 1,500 words.

Once completed, email your application and supporting evidence to our Student Fees team. You’ll find their contact details on the first page of the application form.

Applications close at midday on 20 May 2024 deadline extended noon, 23 May 2024.

Interviews held during w/c 3 June 2024

Outcomes being announced by the end of June 2024

Melete Foundation

We founded Melete in 2019 because our life experience told us that motivated and inspiring people are absolutely the basis of positive change in the world. Our vision is to seek out such people and help them create the credibility that will enable the realisation of their talents.

We are looking for people with ideas that they can put into practice to create self-sustaining social good, to nurture ideas that have the potential to benefit those who are disadvantaged in any way and give an opportunity for exceptional people to have the extra financial freedom that a scholarship provides to create a space to realise their talents.

Our aim is to seed innovative approaches which have the potential to take root and blossom into self-sustaining enterprises. We also want to encourage the networking of amongst an innovative community dedicated to social good such that each member gains insights from fellow collaborators ad together have the potential of being far more than the sum of their parts.

John and Kitty Chisholm