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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.


PhD studentship for research investigating mapping the shared brain

This three year studentship is to work alongside a project examining how the shared brain is created and associated with the formation of a social identity.

Deadline: 12.00 noon (GMT) on Thursday 8 December 2016.


PhD studentship for research relating to global political economy

We are offering a studentship for interdisciplinary research within the Global Political Economy pathway of the South West Doctoral Training Centre.

Deadline: 12.00 noon (GMT) on Thursday 5 January 2017.


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

A list of project titles for 2017/18 will be announced here by 9 December 2016

You must apply for an academic-led project by following the instructions on each project.

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.


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.