The Ebony Initiative provides the following resources, exclusively for Black scholars at SOAS. You need a membership login to access them. If you fit the admission criteria, click here to join:

The Ebony Initiative Funding Database

A comprehensive resource with information about various funding, scholarship, fellowship and grant opportunities for students at all levels of their academic career.

Ebony Initiative Padlet

A great resource to help you as you search for your next opportunity to advance your studies and academics, the EI padlet is regularly updated with information on conferences, workshops, jobs, scholarships and wellness.

Nourish to Flourish Podcasts

Ebony initiative offers a grounding meditation series for Black Scholars at SOAS , hosted by Ama Su. All workshops are also preceded by a live grounding meditation session.


Ebony Initiative scholars receive mentorship and support from faculty and professional services staff across the University. All members of the Ebony Initiative management team provide mentoring and 1-2-1 support to the Ebony scholars. Colleagues in the SOAS careers services offer CV support for EI Junior Research Summer Programme (JRSP) applicants. Furthermore, peer-to-peer mentorship is also encouraged in the EI community. For example, each year the EI doctoral students volunteer to provide guidance to the JRSP awardees to assist them in completing their research projects.