PhD Funding

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AHRC North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership (NWCDTP) Studentships

Level of Study: PhD degree

Eligibility: UK and International (including EU and EEA) candidates. 

Deadline: Friday 5 February 2021 (5pm). IMPORTANT: To apply for an award, candidates must have applied for a place on a programme by Friday 15 January 2021

Details of Award: All funded PhD students, whether UK or International will be eligible for a full award which includes a stipend to support living costs, and fees at the standard UKRI home fee rate. (The University will fund the difference between the Home and Overseas tuition fee for any successful overseas applicants)

 

In association with the North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership (NWCDTP), each year Lancaster University invites applications from outstanding candidates for AHRC Doctoral Studentships. The NWCDTP expects to make approximately fifty awards across the whole range of arts and humanities subjects. A small number of these are likely to be for Masters study by candidates who show exceptional potential for doctoral research.

A wide range of subjects and pathways are available – follow the link for full details.

AHRC Studentships
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ESRC North West Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership (NWSSDTP) Studentships

Level of Study: Masters Degree followed by a PhD ("1+3"), or PhD degree

Eligibility: UK and International (including EU and EEA) candidates

Deadline: Monday 1st February 2021 (5pm)

Details of Award: All funded PhD students, whether UK or International will be eligible for a full award which includes a stipend to support living costs, and fees at the standard UKRI home fee rate. (The University will fund the difference between the Home and Overseas tuition fee for any successful overseas applicants)

 

Lancaster University forms part of the ESRC's North West Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership (NWSSDTP). Each year around 60 studentships, covering tuition and maintenance, are available for those wishing to study in areas covered by the ESRC at Lancaster, Liverpool, Manchester or Keele.

A wide range of subjects and pathways are available – follow the link for full details.

ESRC Studentships
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Postgraduate Loan Scheme - PhD

Level of Study: PhD Degree

Eligibility: UK only

Deadline: -

Details of Award: Non means-tested loans of up to a maximum of £25,700 for PhD students.

Information about funding opportunities for UK students, including Professional & Career Development Loans and Government Funding, is available from the Student Based Services website. 

Postgraduate PhD Loans
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The Peel Trust Studentship

Level of Study: All

Eligibility: EU (Non-UK), International (Non-EU), UK

Deadline: To be confirmed

Details of Award: Award up to an individual maximum of £2,500 reserved for applicants aged 21 or over on the first day of the first term for which they are seeking assistance.

The Peel Trust Studentship (worth up to £2,500) is unique to Lancaster, and is reserved for applicants aged 21 or over on the first day of the first term for which they are seeking assistance. Both UK and international students may apply, with applications assessed on the basis of academic merit and financial need. 

The Peel Trust Studentship

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Doctoral Scholarships 2021

A number of Faculty Doctoral Scholarships are available in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

Level of Study: PhD degree

Eligibility: UK students and international students (including EU and EEA)

Applicants must already hold an offer of a place to study a postgraduate doctoral programme in any department in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences before applying for a scholarship, and be due to commence their studies during the 2021-22 academic year.

Two of the scholarships are reserved for UK applicants from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic groups. 

Details of Award: Cost of tuition fee plus a maintenance award of £15,000

Deadline for Scholarship applications: Monday 22nd March 2021, 17:00 GMT

Applications for a scholarship are welcomed in the following disciplines of postgraduate study:

Architecture | Art | Creative Writing | Criminology | Design | Educational Research | English Language | English Literature | Environment, Culture & Society | Languages & Cultures | Film | Gender & Women’s Studies | History | Law | Linguistics | Media & Cultural Studies | Philosophy | Politics | Religious Studies | Social Anthropology | Social Work | Sociology | Theatre Studies

The shortlisting of awards is administered by individual departments. Please get in touch with the relevant departmental contact if you would like details of the shortlisting process:

Educational Research: Dr. Jan McArthur - j.mcarthur@lancaster.ac.uk 

English Literature and Creative Writing: Dr. Lindsay Moore - l.c.moore@lancaster.ac.uk

History: Dr. Mark Hurst - mark.hurst@lancaster.ac.uk

Languages and Cultures: Prof. Alyson Fiddler - a.fiddler@lancaster.ac.uk

Law: Prof. Sigrun Skogly - s.skogly@lancaster.ac.uk

Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts: Dr. Jen Southern - j.a.southern@lancaster.ac.uk

Linguistics and English Language: Dr. Sebastian Muth - s.muth@lancaster.ac.uk

Politics Philosophy and Religion: Dr. Hiroko Kawanami - h.kawanami@lancaster.ac.uk 

Sociology: Prof. Anne Cronin - a.cronin@lancaster.ac.uk