PhD Studentship Opportunities

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A 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
Thermal Pre-Treatment of Lignocellulosic Substrates for Subsequent Biogas Production in Anaerobic Digesters Food and Nutritional Sciences UK/EU  30 May 2016
PhD Studentship in Modern Languages

Modern Languages and European Studies

UK/EU 1 June 2016
Perception, Cognition & Nutrition Psychology   6 June 2016
Crop Genetics: Breeding for disease resistance and yield in faba bean Agriculture, Policy and Development UK/EU 6 June 2016
Urban Energy Rhythms  Technologies for Sustainable Built Environments / Costain See advert 10 June 2016
Developing high-resolution NWP for local-scale air quality prediction over cities Meteorology  UK/EU  14 June 2016
Self-Assembly of Bioactive Lipopeptides Chemistry    15 June 2016

Wilkie Calvert Co-Supported PhD Studentships

(part-time study)

All subject areas

UK/EU

16 June 2016

EPSRC DTP PhD Studentship in Multisensory Integration: Combining vision and touch to estimate object shape and boundaries

Psychology UK/EU 17 June 2016
NERC Industrial CASE PhD Studentship in Fragmentation and melting of the seasonal sea ice cover  Meteorology UK/EU 5 July 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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