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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 SWDTP Discipline-specific pathways
  • full-time or part-time students
  • Home/EU students only
SWDTP Terms & Conditions
ESRC SWDTP Interdisciplinary collaborative pathways
  • full-time or part-time students
  • for Home/EU students only
SWDTP 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

You can apply for a Graduate School studentship by completing the funding request form.

The deadline for applications is Thursday 2 February 2017 at 12.00 noon (GMT).

Applying for funding

You can apply for a PhD studentship by either:

Make an application for an academic-led project

Our academic-led projects for 2017/18 are now closed.

Develop your own research proposal

You can develop your own PhD research proposal by working closely with a potential supervisor in an academic department.

When applying you must complete:

  1. The PhD Funding Request Form.
  2. An online application to study the PhD.

The deadline for complete applications is 2 February 2017, 12:00 (noon) GMT.

 
 

PhD studentship: higher education access for first generation migrants

Applications are invited for a three year full-time studentship to contribute to research that will further our understanding of issues surrounding higher education access.

Deadline: 12.00 noon (GMT) on Tuesday 28 February 2017.

 
 

PhD studentship: causes of and consequences of educational disruption owing to irregular school transition

Apply for a full-time studentship to support the work of our departments of Education and Biology & Biochemistry as part of a genetics and evolution teaching project.

Deadline: 12.00 noon (GMT) on Tuesday 28 February 2017.

 
 

PhD studentship: geographical inequalities in higher education

Apply for a full-time studentship as part of the ESRC Spatial and Social (Im)Mobilities project at the University of Bath.

Deadline: 12.00 noon (GMT) on Tuesday 28 February 2017.

 
 

PhD studentship: student identity and belonging in higher education

Apply for a full-time PhD studentship to examine student identity and belonging for members of an underrepresented group in higher education.

Deadline: 12.00 noon (GMT) on Tuesday 28 February 2017.

 
 

PhD studentship for research into the role of UK Higher Education Institutions in the integration of refugees

Apply for a three-year studentship to produce a detailed analysis of the potential role of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in the social and economic integration of Syrian and other refugees.

Deadline: 12.00 noon (GMT) on Tuesday 28 February 2017.

 
 

PhD studentship for research supporting autistic students

Apply for a three year studentship to further research supporting students on the autism spectrum to access and succeed in higher education.

Deadline: 12.00 noon (GMT) on Tuesday 28 February 2017.

 
 

PhD studentship for research investigating the values in close relationships

We’re offering a full-time PhD studentship to examine the role of values in close relationships.

Deadline: 12.00 noon (GMT) on Thursday 23 March 2017.

 
 

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 funding competition opens Tuesday 29 November 2016 and closes at 12 noon (GMT) on Thursday 12 January 2017.

 

Ideas for other sources of funding

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.