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

Follow the links in the table 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 Subject area Application deadline  Availability
PhD Studentship in Food Science - Key molecules derived from enzymatic treatment of wafer batter and their impact on batter rheology

Food and Nutritional Sciences

Crop Science

8 July 2022  Open to applicants worldwide 
PhD Studentship in Biological Sciences - Evaluating hedging plants for resistance against Armillaria root rot disease using physiological markers and molecular quantification (qPCR) Biological Sciences  10 July 2022  Open to UK/Republic of Ireland applicants 
PhD Studentship: Impact of increasing pulse intake on diet quality, micronutrient bioavailability and cardiometabolic health in UK adults  Food and Nutritional Sciences, relevant Biological Sciences 15 July 2022  Open to UK/Republic of Ireland applicants 
PhD Studentship: Myotoxic profiles of invertebrate venoms 
Pharmacy, Biological Sciences  15 July 2022  Open to UK/Republic of Ireland applicants 
PhD Studentship in Food Science: AI and Ensemble approaches to model transient lipid deterioration in particulate food systems  Food and Nutritional Sciences, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemical/Biochemical Engineering  29 July 2022  Open to applicants worldwide 
PhD studentship in Evaluating plant level eco-evolutionary optimality approaches in the context of land-surface modelling.
Geography and Environmental Science | Quantitative Biology | Meteorology 31 August 2022 Open to applicants worldwide 
PhD Studentship: Spatial Variations of the Urban Boundary Layer - What are the Feedbacks from Anthropogenic Heat Fluxes?  Meteorology  Until a suitable candidate is found   Open to UK/Republic of Ireland applicants
PhD Scholarships in the Henley Business School Henley Business School Various - please check Henley Business School website  Open to applicants worldwide

Doctoral Loans 

Apply for a loan of up to £27,892 for a 2022/23 start

All disciplines

Full or part-time study

Ongoing Open to UK nationals, Irish citizens and EU nationals settled under the EU settlement scheme
Department of Meteorology PhD Scholarships Meteorology Ongoing Open to applicants worldwide
Alumni Discount

Current undergraduate and master's students at Reading

Alumni of the University

Ongoing Open to University of Reading alumni

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

All disciplines Ongoing Applicants from the USA
Canadian grants, loans and scholarships All disciplines 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
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
University International PhD Studentships  Any discipline (excluding programmes undertaken at Henley Business School) Currently closed for applications. Information about funding for 2023/24 will appear here in  October 2022. Open to applicants worldwide
China Scholarship Council Studentships Students from China, see external website for eligible areas Currently closed for applications. Information about funding for 2023/24 will appear here in October 2022. Applicants from China

ESRC SeNSS Social Sciences Studentships

Agriculture, Policy and Development | Built Environment | Economics | Education | Human Geography | Law | Linguistics | Management and Business Studies | Politics and International Relations | Psychology | Real Estate and Planning Currently closed for applications. Information about funding for 2023/24 will appear here in October 2022. 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. Information about funding for 2023/24 will appear here in October 2022. Open to applicants worldwide
AHRC SWW Doctoral Training Partnership Studentships for the Arts and Humanities Archaeology | Art | Classics | Cultural Geography | 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. Information about funding for 2023/24 will appear here in October 2022. Open to applicants worldwide
BBSRC Doctoral Training Partnership in FoodBioSystems Agriculture | Biological & Biomedical Sciences | Chemistry | Food and Nutritional Sciences | Geography  and Environmental Sciences | Pharmacy Currently closed for applications. Information about funding for 2023/24 will appear here in Autumn 2022. Open to applicants worldwide
Felix Scholarships Many disciplines Currently closed for applications. Information about funding for 2023/24 will appear here in Autumn 2022. Open to Indian nationals
Wilkie Calvert co-supported PhD Studentships (supporting professionals to undertake PhD research on a part-time basis) All subject areas Currently closed for applications. Information about funding for 2023/24 will appear here in October 2022. Applicants must be in employment and looking to undertake a part-time PhD 
Regional PhD bursaries (supporting residents of Reading and the surrounding area to undertake a PhD) All subject areas Currently closed for applications. Information about funding for 2023/24 will appear here in October 2022. Applicants must be resident in Reading or the surrounding area