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Thinking of doing a PhD at the Global Development Institute? Then you might be interested in a number of scholarship opportunities to help fund your study. Below are some of the available awards but you can find the full selection, including country-specific awards, on our website.

ESRC North West Social Science DTP (NWSSDTP) PhD Studentships in the School of Environment, Education and Development

The University of Manchester, a partner of ESRC North West Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership, the largest ESRC doctoral training consortium in England, is offering a number of studentships for candidates wishing to start PhD studies in September 2019. Students looking to apply for a PhD at the Global Development Institute will need to apply for the Development and Humanitarianism in an Unequal World pathway.

Amount: The NWSSDTP’s fully-funded ESRC studentships cover payment of tuition fees for the duration of the studentship and an annual maintenance stipend (full-time: £14,777, part-time: £7,388.50 for 2017/18).

Who is eligible: This funding is available to students from the UK and EU.

PhD application received by: 25th January 2019

Deadline for studentship applications: 4th February 2019

 

EPSRC Doctoral Training Partnership Studentships in the School of Environment, Education and Development 2019

The Faculty of Humanities is offering three full-time PhD studentships under EPSRC Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) for candidates wishing to start PhD studies in September 2019.

Amount: Each studentship comprises tuition fees, an annual stipend starting at approximately £15,553 and £1,000 research training support grant per year for three years.

Who is eligible: This funding is available to students from the UK and EU.

Application deadline: 1st April 2019

 

Research Impact Scholarships in the School of Environment, Education and Development

Two PhD scholarships are available in the Faculty of Humanities for recent graduates of The University of Manchester commencing their doctoral studies in academic session 2019-20. The funds are made available through the Division of Development and Alumni Relations (DDAR) from donation to The University of Manchester.

Amount: £19,000 (subject to confirmation) per year for three years to cover tuition fees and maintenance allowance.

Who is eligible:  This funding is available to all nationalities.

Application deadline: 15th April 2019

 

School of Environment, Education and Development Postgraduate Research Scholarship

SEED is offering a number of studentships for candidates wishing to start PhD studies in September 2018.

Amount: These awards will cover tuition fees and include annual stipends of approximately £14,777 (subject to final confirmation) for a period of three years, subject to satisfactory progress

Who is eligible: This funding is available to all nationalities.

Application deadline: 4th February 2019

 

Doctoral Alumni Scholarship 2019

SEED is offering a £5,000 fee discount for recent alumni (last 3 years) commencing PhD studies in September 2018, who achieved a master’s with an overall award of merit and 60% minimum in the dissertation. No separate application is required – all eligible PhD applicants will be considered.

Amount: £5,000

Who is eligible: This funding is available to all nationalities.

Application deadline:  N/A as no separate application is required

 

President’s Doctoral Scholar (PDS) Awards in the School of Environment, Education and Development

Amount: The award covers tuition fees and a maintenance stipend (approximately £15,777). Students opting to study part -time will receive a pro-rata maintenance stipend.

Who is eligible:  This funding is available to all nationalities.

PhD Application received: You are advised to apply for the PhD programme no later than Monday 4th February 2019.

Application deadline: 5 Feb 2018

 

PhD Loans

The UK government has confirmed that new doctoral loans will be available for those studying PhDs (and equivalent doctoral programmes) from 2018/19. The loan will be for a maximum of £25,000 over the duration of the course.

UK nationals who are ordinarily resident in England, aged 59 or under, who are not already receiving funding via a UK Research Council, will be eligible. The government is currently considering making EU students eligible.

The loans will be available for all types of doctoral study (eg PhD, as well as all professional doctorates such as DBA, EdD), at all UK universities.

 

North West Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership 1+3 scholarship

If you’re are a UK or EU citizen, interested in postgraduate research training, the North West Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership (NWSSDTP) can provide scholarships for a one year master’s course, then a three year PhD, known as the 1+3 programme.

Amount: The NWSSDTP’s fully-funded ESRC studentships cover tuition fees for the duration of the studentship (including master’s and PhD training years for 1+3 studentships). UK students and EU citizens who have been residents of the UK for the past 3 years are also eligible for an annual maintenance stipend ((£14,553 in 2018, exact rate for 2019 subject to confirmation from UKRI).

Who is eligible:  This funding is available to students from the UK and EU.

Master’s application deadline: end of January 2019

1+3 Scholarship application deadline: 4th February 2019

 

You can find the full selection of PhD awards, including country-specific scholarships, on our website 

Find out which academics at Global Development Institute are available as supervisors for 2019 entry

Read Dr Tomas Frederiksen’s top tips on applying for a PhD

 

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