Scholarship and Funding Opportunities
Please note that, for all awards, you must have already applied for and accepted an offer of a place on one of the relevant programmes.
For “1+3” applications (MA followed by PhD), you must apply for the PhD programme AT LEAST one month before the funding application deadline in order to allow time for your application to be processed. For example, if you are applying for ESRC funding, deadline 1st Feb 2023, you must have applied for a PhD place by 1st Jan 2023.
Arts and Humanities Research Council Studentships (NWCDTP)
Lancaster University forms part of the North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership (NWCDTP). Each year, approximately 50 studentships are awarded across the seven institutions that make up the consortium for research in areas covered by the AHRC.
- Deadline: 3rd Feb 2023
- PhD application deadline: 3rd Jan 2023
Funding is available to support students eligible for Home or International fees. Please visit the websites of the North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership and UKRI for further details regarding eligibility criteria.
Doctoral studies only:
- +2 Scheme (two years doctoral study – for existing first year students only)
- +3 Scheme (three years doctoral study)
Further details:AHRC Studentships
Economic and Social Research Council Studentships (NWSSDTP)
Lancaster University forms part of the ESRC's North West Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership (NWSSDTP). Each year, around 60 studentships are awarded across the four institutions that make up the partnership for research in areas covered by the ESRC.
- Deadline: 1st Feb 2023
- PhD application deadline: 1st Jan 2023
Funding is available to support students eligible for Home or International fees. Please visit the websites of the North West Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership (https://nwssdtp.ac.uk/) and UKRI (https://www.ukri.org/) for further details regarding eligibility criteria.
- 1+3 Scheme (Master's Degree followed by PhD)
- +3 Scheme (PhD only)
Further DetailsESRC Studentships
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 2023-24 academic year.
Details of Award: Cost of tuition fee plus a maintenance award of £15,000
Deadline for Scholarship applications: TBC
For full details and application forms please see Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Doctoral Scholarships 2022Faculty Studentships
EAP Studentship Award
Information about the EAP Studentship Award will be posted here in due course. Please check back regularly.