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Doctoral Funding Opportunities

 

There are a number of funding schemes available to support you for the duration of your MPhil/PhD.  Applicants are advised to explore funding opportunities as early as possible and check the deadlines for each scheme listed.

 

This is a short selection of funding opportunities available to research students; for other opportunities you might like to visit http://www.postgraduatestudentships.co.uk/

 

Scholarships for UK and EU research students:

http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/scholarships/graduate/UK-EU_Res

 

UK Research Council Awards:

http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/scholarships/graduate/researchcouncils/

 

Departmental Scholarships - if your PhD is interdisciplinary you may have a wider choice, but consulte your supervisor(s) for advice and note their home department:

http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/scholarships/graduate/deptscholarships/

 

Scholarships for overseas reasearch students:

http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/scholarships/graduate/overs-res/index

 

UCL Grants and Bursaries:

http://www.ucl.ac.uk/current-students/financial-support/

 

British Council - Entente Cordiale Scholarships (for French students only)

One year only, non-renewable; maximum award 10,000

http://www.britishcouncil.org/france-education-scholarships-entente-cordiale.htm

 

1851 Commission Research Fellowship in Design - offered by the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851

Announced in 2006, this new fellowship will be awarded every other year for two years' research in a specified study area and seeks to explore current design issues.  A topic is selected for each award by the commissioners.  Disciplines include: art and design; chemical engineering; computer and computer science; electrical/electronic engineering; mechanical engineering; structural engineering.

Two years, UK/Commonwealth students only, 30,000 per annum.

http://www.royalcommission1851.org.uk

 

Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarships

Applications accepted from students of the following countries: Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Syria, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Mazambique, Madagascar, France, Portugal, UK, USA and Canada.

http://www.akdn.org/akf_scholarships.asp

 

American Association of University Women (AAUW)

One of the world's largest sources of funding exclusively for graduate women, the AAUW Educational Foundation supports aspiring scholars around the globe, teachers and activists in local communities, women at critical stages of their careers, and those pursuing professions where women are under-represented.  *U.S. citizens only*

http://www.aauw.org/education/fga/fellowships_grants/index.cfm

 

British Federation of Women Graduates (BFWG)

The British Federation of Women Graduates provides scholarships for women in their final year of study for a PhD.  Its wholly-owned subsidiary, Funds for Women Graduates, makes awards to help women graduates while undertaking postgraduate study or research.  **Fees must be covered, waived or payable**

http://www.bfwg.org.uk/bfwg4/

 

EU Marie Curie Research Studentships

This refers to researchers at the beginning of their research career with less than four years' active research experience (e.g. researchers undertaking a doctoral degree).

Contact the UCL European Office for further information: +44 (0)20 7679 6469

http://www.ucl.ac.uk/research/europe/

 

Ford Foundation International Fellowships Programme

For students from Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and Russia

http://www.fordfound.org/grants/fellowships/individuals

 

Foundation for Urban and Regional Studies (FURS)

A charity which promotes social science research and scholarship in urban and regional studies through the award of research studentships, research grants and an essay competition.

http://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/furs/

 

Funds for Women Graduates (FfWG)

FfWG offers emergency grants to women who face an unforeseen financial crisis whilst engaged in study or research at institutions of higher education research in Great Britain.  Grants are not likely to exceed 1500 and are offered twice a year in March and November.

http://www.ffwg.org.uk/


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