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Evolution Education Trust doctoral funding

Find out about Evolution Education Trust funding for science students at the University and check if you are eligible.

Funding for doctoral students

If you are applying for doctoral study in science, you may be eligible for funding from the Evolution Education Trust.


The Evolution Education Trust supports fundamental research in the fields of evolutionary biology and genetics, as well as research into how best to deliver evolution teaching and outreach. Funded PhD positions are available at the Milner Centre for Evolution, a unique, cross-faculty research centre bridging biology, health and education at the University of Bath. These studentships will either focus on fundamental evolutionary research (but will include an outreach component) or will focus entirely on education and outreach with respect to any aspect of evolutionary science.

Applications are invited from candidates who have, or who expect to obtain, first or upper second class honours (or equivalent) in a relevant undergraduate degree.

Studentship value

Funding lasts for up to three and a half years. This includes:

  • Home tuition fees
  • generous budget for research expenses and outreach activities
  • maintenance stipend £15,609 per annum (2021/22 rate)

Eligibility criteria

Find out if you are eligible for this award.



Application deadlines

Find out when you should submit your application.


Scheme opens: Information for 2022 coming soon.

Application deadline: To be confirmed.

Contact us

If you have any questions about doctoral funding, get in touch.