PhD Studentship Opportunities

Students on steps at PalmerA range of financial support options for doctoral research students is available at the University with around 150 entry awards across all subjects open to outstanding PhD candidates over the year. The table below includes information on all PhD studentships currently being advertised (follow links for detailed information including full criteria and how to apply). It also includes some annual competitions which will reopen next academic year. Please visit this page regularly as new opportunities are added on a regular basis.

Other sources of funding for research students

For information on smaller sources of funding advertised by the University (including the University's Hardship Fund and disability support fund) please use the University's funding search. Many Schools and Departments also offer funding at different times of year; these may be listed in postgraduate research areas page.

An external site, the Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding, also contains information on a range of possible funders for your studies. 

Current Studentship Opportunities

Award type or project title Subject area(s) or School/Department Available to students from: Deadline
Understanding the impact of phylloplane biocontrol agents on insects 

Biological Sciences

  1 July 2016
NERC Industrial CASE PhD Studentship in Fragmentation and melting of the seasonal sea ice cover Meteorology UK/EU 5 July 2016
The genetic basis of colonial variants in Fusarium venenatum Food and Nutritional Sciences  UK/EU 6 July 2016
Control of secondary metabolism in Fusarium venenatum Food and Nutritional Sciences  UK/EU 6 July 2016
Clinical outcomes and professionals and patients experiences: An evaluation of a NHS pilot for clinical pharmacists in general practice Pharmacy  UK/EU 15 July 2016
Self-Assembly of Bioactive Lipopeptides Chemistry   15 July 2016
Control of secondary metabolism in Fusarium venenatum Food and Nutrition UK/EU  10 August 2016
The Genetic Basis of Colonial Variants in Fusarium Venenatum Food and Nutrition  UK/EU 10 August 2016
Novel optimization methods for data assimilation  Mathematics  UK/EU 21 August 2016

Henley Business School postgraduate studentships

(please see our postgraduate research areas page, containing links to all HBS School websites) 

  • Business informatics and systems
  • Finance and Capital Markets - ICMA Centre
  • International business and strategy
  • Leadership Organisations and behaviour
  • Marketing and reputation
  • Real estate and planning 
See individual School websites for details Various - please see the individual School websites

Marshall Scholarships

All disciplines United States of America See external website for deadline (normally October in the year prior to the year you intend to start)
SPEIR scholarships

a) Politics and International Relations

or

b) Economics

(two awards available p.a. )

UK/EU, International

a) Applications accepted all year round

b) 1 February each year

Competitions currently closed

University International Research Studentships

1 full studentship and 6 fees-only studentships for PhD study

All subject areas within eligible Faculties but, for fees-only studentships, proposed research must fall within one of the University's strategic themes (see page for detail). International CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR NEW APPLICANTS. Information on the competition for entrants in 2017 will be available in autumn 2016.
Felix Scholarships All disciplines

India (PhD or Masters)

Selected developing countries (Masters study)

CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR NEW APPLICANTS.

University of Reading / China Scholarship Council PhD Funding See page for detail. See China Scholarship Council website for updates on 2016 competition. CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR NEW APPLICANTS. Information on the competition for entrants in 2017 will be available in autumn 2016.
 

Mathemathics of Planet Earth (MPE) EPSRC CDT Studentships

  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Meteorology 
Home/EU  CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR NEW APPLICANTS. Information on the competition for entrants in 2017 will be available in autumn 2016.
SWW AHRC DTP Studentships
  • Archaeology
  • Classics
  • English Literature
  • Film, Theatre and Television
  • History
  • History of Art
  • Law
  • Modern Languages and European Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Politics and International Relations
Home/EU CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR NEW APPLICANTS. Information on the competition for entrants in 2017 will be available in autumn 2016.

ESRC SouthEast DTC Studentships

(ALSO FOR MASTERS APPLICANTS IN 1+3 PROGRAMMES)

  • Agriculture, Policy and Development
  • Economics
  • Human Geography
  • Law
  • Management and Business Studies
  • Politics and International Relations
  • Psychology
  • Real Estate and Planning

Details are available at the link below:

ESRC SouthEast DTC Studentships

Home/EU

CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR NEW APPLICANTS. Information on the competition for entrants in 2017 will be available in autumn 2016.
SCENARIO NERC DTP Studentships
  • Meteorology
  • Maths and Statistics
  • Geography and Environmental Sciences
  • Archaeology
  • Biological Sciences
  • Agriculture, Policy and Development
  • Chemistry
Home/EU CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR NEW APPLICANTS. Information on the competition for entrants in 2017 will be available in autumn 2016.
Leverhulme Trust Doctoral Programme in Climate Justice
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • Law
  • Meteorology
  • Philosophy
  • Politics & International Relations

Home/EU

International

CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR NEW APPLICANTS. Information on the competition for entrants in 2017 will be available later in 2016.

 

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