MRes Scholarships

Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Doctoral Training Awards

Eligibility: SSEES will support strong (social science) candidates who wish to apply for the MRes plus PhD programme, which consists of 1 year for the MRes, plus 3 years for the PhD (the so-called 1+3 scheme) for both the East European Studies MRes and Politics and Economics of Eastern Europe MRes.

Application: Interested applicants should contact us early to discuss their application.

Deadline: Deadline for submission of the UCL admissions application and statement of intent to apply for the specific ESRC award at SSEES will be in early 2014 (usually January). Dates to be confirmed.

IREX Individual Advanced Research Opportunities (IARO)

Eligibility: For US students taking the Politics and Economics of Eastern Europe MRes only.

Details: Fieldwork in an Eastern European country during your dissertation research may be supported through the IARO scheme.

SSEES MRes

Eligibility: Several two-year studentships equivalent to the value of the Home/EU fee are available for students without full funding from elsewhere. These can be used to top up partial funding or to cover home/EU fees for those with no other funding. These studentships are only awarded for students choosing to learn a language other than Russian as part of the East European Studies MRes.

Deadline: Deadline for submission of the UCL admissions application and statement of intent to apply for the SSEES MRes Studentship is 1 March.

MRes Overseas Fieldwork

Eligibility: For students on the East European Studies MRes. there are a number of overseas fieldwork grants to support research trips to the East European country of interest during the summer in-between year one and year two. In order to be eligible for support, field trips must be between 10 and 20 working days in duration.

Rates: Fieldwork grants will be based on the following rates:

  • Maintenance: £10 per day (if not living at home)
  • Travel: £150 (maximum)
  • Health insurance: £15 (maximum)