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Research with Impact PhD Scholarships

Our generous community supports the leaders of tomorrow to research global challenges through philanthropic gifts funding doctoral scholarships

Research with Impact PhD Scholarships

This prestigious scholarship programme is funded through the generosity of notable donors and allows the PhD students to work in areas such as sustainability; health and wellbeing; and digital.

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These scholarships enable excellent candidates to work with leading academics in research areas that are at the heart of the greatest global challenges and opportunities of our time.

Funding Available

Each scholarship provides funding for up to four years. This includes:

  • Tuition fees at the home rate
  • Training support fund of £5000 each year (2024/25)
  • Maintenance Stipend at the UKRI minimum rate

If you are an international student and in receipt of this scholarship, you will receive a fee waiver on top of your scholarship. Find out more about your tuition fee status.

Additional funds for childcare can be considered as part of the scholarship. If these funds are required, please state so in your application and the Doctoral College will contact you if you are successful in receiving an offer. Any request for childcare funds will not be considered as part of the selection process.


These scholarships are intended to support academically excellent applicants, so you must also meet our minimum academic entry requirements of a UK undergraduate degree 2:1 or higher, or international equivalent, and be able to meet the English language entry requirement before your start date.

Some of the scholarships have specific requirements, which will be detailed in application details of that scholarship.

How to Apply

These scholarships will be advertised from November each year. Each project has its own application deadline, so please follow the detailed instructions provided on the advert.

For PhDs starting in the 2024/25 Academic year, we have the following scholarships available:

Links to the application information will be added when the scholarships are open for applications.