Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Postgraduate research funding opportunities

Before applying for funding

These funding opportunities are for new PhD applicants only. Existing research students of the University of Bath cannot apply.

This process is very competitive, but if you meet the criteria you should not be deterred from applying. It is important that you follow the guidance, and that you develop the strongest case you can.


Graduate School studentships

Award Eligibility Terms & Conditions
ESRC SWDTC Discipline-specific pathways
  • full-time or part-time students
  • Home/EU students only
SWDTC Terms & Conditions
ESRC SWDTC Interdisciplinary collaborative pathways
  • full-time or part-time students
  • for Home/EU students only
SWDTC Terms & Conditions
URSA Graduate School studentships
  • full or part-time time students
  • Home/EU and Overseas students (Overseas candidates may receive partial fee-waivers - but will still receive a full stipend)
URSA Terms & Conditions

Applying for a Graduate School studentship

Applications for the Graduate School studentships are now closed for 2015/16.

Existing applicants can use the funding request form.


AHRC South, West and Wales Doctoral Training Partnership

The South, West and Wales Doctoral Training Partnership will recruit and train more than 200 fully-funded doctoral students over the next five years.

There are funding opportunities in Modern Languages, History & History of Art, Visual Cultures and Theology & Religious Studies.

The competition opens on Monday 30 November 2015 and closes on Monday 11 January 2016.


Ideas for other sources of funding

Some of our staff have developed a number of academic-led research projects which you can apply for (some of these are unfunded).

If you are applying from overseas you can find other funding opportunties for your country.

For help searching for funding externally, view our guide to searching for postgraduate funding or register for the Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding Online.

If you are a prospective student and would like to access the site, you will need to request a PIN. Email studentfundingadvice@bath.ac.uk or call the Student Services Helpdesk on 01225 385538.

Current students can access further information about funding opportunities.