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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
NERC SCENARIO Doctoral Training Partnership

(environmental science-related areas)

Agriculture, Policy and Development | Archaeology | Biological Sciences | Chemistry | Geography | Environmental Sciences | Mathematics and Statistics | Meteorology 21 January 2022  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 24 January 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 27 January 2022 Open to applicants worldwide
PhD in Studentship: Re-Life: Recreating Past Human and Animal Life Histories Using Parasites School of Archaeology, Geography and Environmental Science 28 January 2022  Open to applicants of the UK and the Republic of Ireland only 
Felix Scholarships Many disciplines 30 January 2022 Open to Indian nationals
EPSRC DTP Studentships in Mathematical Sciences Mathematics and Statistics 11 February 2022 Open to applicants worldwide
SeNSS Collaborative Studentship: Understanding sensorimotor optimisation of bimanual telerobotics from a human user perspective Psychology 28 February 2022 Open to applicants worldwide
SeNSS Collaborative Studentship: Shared book reading with young children with Down Syndrome: working with parents to enhance parent-child interaction and child language and communication outcomes  Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences 28 February 2022 Open to applicants worldwide 
PhD Scholarships in the Henley Business School Henley Business School Various - Please check Henley Business School website  Open to applicants worldwide
Regional PhD Bursaries (supporting residents of Reading and the surrounding area to undertake a PhD) All subject areas 3 May 2022 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 3 May 2022 Applicants must be in employment and looking to undertake a part-time PhD 

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

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
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 

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