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  • A RANGE OF FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

    Around 150 entry awards available to outstanding applicants each year

PhD Studentships

Funding for PhD applicants is available from a range of sources on a competitive basis.

Follow the links to find full details regarding eligibility, available finance, application methods and closing dates. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to hear when we have added new studentship opportunities.

Funding opportunity Relevant for: Application Deadline  Availability
PhD Studentship in Ecological Economics - Measuring the economic value of pollinators to European food systems School of Agriculture, Policy and Development 15 October 2021 Open to UK residents only 

Information on Doctoral Loans 

Apply for a loan of up to £27,265 for a 2021/22 start

  • All disciplines
  • Full or part-time study
Ongoing Open to UK nationals, Irish citizens and EU nationals settled under the EU settlement scheme
EU Bursaries
  • EU Nationals starting a PhD in 2021/22
  • All disciplines
 Ongoing Open to EU nationals
Department of Meteorology PhD Scholarships Department of Meteorology Ongoing Open to applicants worldwide
Alumni Discount
  • Current undergraduate/master's students at Reading
  • Alumni of the University
Ongoing  Open to University of Reading alumni
The role of ozone in sub-seasonal to seasonal weather prediction

Department of Meteorology

Until a suitable candidate is selected Open to applicants from ECMWF member states
PhD Scholarships in the Henley Business School Henley Business School Please check Henley Business School website Open to applicants worldwide

Commonwealth Scholarships for PhD

Any discipline (see external website for further details) Please check external website for details about scholarships Open to applicants from  low and middle income Commonwealth countries

Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the Future Fellowships

 

Science, technology, engineering and mathematics [STEM] disciplines (Awards in biological sciences are limited to interdisciplinary research between physical and biological sciences)

Please check external website for details about scholarships Female applicants only

Marshall Scholarships

Archaeology | Climate, environmental sciences and sustainability | Food security |
Human nutrition | Language, cognition and the mind
See external website for further details Applicants from the USA

US Loans and Federal Aid

Students from the USA Ongoing Applicants from the USA
Canadian grants, loans and scholarships Students from Canada Ongoing Applicants from Canada

Canadian Centennial Scholarship Fund

Various Please check external website for details about scholarships Applicants from Canada
Inlaks Scholarships Many disciplines Please check external website for details about scholarships Applicants from India
China Scholarship Council Studentships Students from China, see external website for eligible areas   Unfortunately, the University of Reading cannot support this studentship for 2021. Applicants from China
University International Research Studentships Any discipline (excluding programmes undertaken at Henley Business School) Currently closed for applications, details of the 2022 competition will be made available here in autumn 2021. Open to applicants worldwide

ESRC SeNSS Social Sciences Studentships

Agriculture, Policy and Development | Built Environment | Economics | Education | Law | Linguistics | Management and Business Studies | Politics and International Relations | Psychology | Real Estate and Planning Currently closed for applications. Details of the 2022/23 competition will be made available in autumn 2021. Open to applicants worldwide

NERC SCENARIO Doctoral Training Partnership

(environmental science-related areas)

Agriculture, Policy and Development | Archaeology | Biological Sciences | Chemistry | Geography | Environmental Sciences | Mathematics and Statistics | Meteorology Currently closed for applications. Details of the 2022/23 competition will be made available in autumn 2021. Open to applicants worldwide

AHRC SWW Doctoral Training Partnership Studentships

for the Arts and Humanities

Archaeology | Art | Classics | English Language and Literature | Film, Theatre and Television | History | History of Art | Law and Legal Studies| Modern Languages and European Studies | Philosophy | Political Studies and International Relations | Political Philosophy | Typography Currently closed for applications. Details of the 2022/23 competition will be made available in autumn 2021. Open to applicants worldwide
Felix Scholarships Many disciplines Currently closed for applications. Details of the 2022/23 competition will be made available in autumn 2021. Open to Indian nationals

BBSRC Doctoral Training Partnership in FoodBioSystems

Agriculture | Biological & Biomedical Sciences | Chemistry | Food and Nutritional Sciences | Geography  and Environmental Sciences | Pharmacy Currently closed for applications. Details of the 2022/23 competition will be made available in autumn 2021. Open to applicants worldwide
Regional PhD Bursaries (supporting residents of Reading and the surrounding area to undertake a PhD) All subject areas Currently closed for applications. Details of the 2022/23 competition will be posted here in autumn 2021. Applicants must be resident in Reading or the surrounding area
Wilkie Calvert co-supported PhD Studentships (supporting professionals to undertake PhD research on a part-time basis) All subject areas Currently closed for applications. Details of the 2022/23 competition will be posted here in autumn 2021. Applicants must be in employment and looking to undertake a part-time PhD 
The Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding Web resource for candidates who have already applied to study at the University of Reading Various Varies depending in funding scheme

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