PhD funding opportunities at Stirling

Competitions for PhD funding through ESRC, AHRC and the Carnegie Trust are now open. Visit our Scholarship Finder for full details on all our other funding opportunities.

ESRC funded studentship opportunities

The University of Stirling is a member institution of the ESRC Scottish Doctoral Training Centre. The Scottish DTC is the largest consortium in the UK and offers a wealth of supervisory expertise across the social sciences as well as numerous training opportunities. Stirling students will be part of a Scottish postgraduate community and will have a range of opportunities to develop their expertise and their networks, both disciplinary and interdisciplinary.

AHRC Doctoral Studentships

Arts & Humanities Research Council

The University of Stirling is part of a consortium made up of eight Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) within Scotland, known as the AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership Scotland (AHRC DTP Scotland), which has been awarded funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to support postgraduate studentships and training in the Arts and Humanities. Under the Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) scheme, the consortium – comprised of the Universities of Aberdeen, Dundee, Glasgow, Edinburgh, St Andrews, Stirling, Strathclyde and Glasgow School of Art – will consider applications for doctoral studentship awards in the majority of Arts and Humanities subjects. The AHRC has awarded 200 funded studentships across the Consortium for five years (2014 to 2019).

Carnegie-Caledonian PhD Scholarship

The Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland

Carnegie-Caledonian PhD Scholarship The Caledonian Research Foundation supports and encourages independent research in Scotland.   The Foundation provides funding for postgraduate scholarships which are awarded through the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland.

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