Find details on how to find and apply for PhD or MScR/PhD funding.
You must contact a supervisor in your School and secure their support several weeks in advance of applying for funding.
There are several funding options available to PhD students.
The Institute of Geography and the Lived Environment are pleased to announce access to both ESRC and AHRC studentships for start in 2014.
As part of the Scottish Graduate School of Social Science, we have access to up to 6 fully funded ESRC studentships in the Human Geography pathway, as well as others in the Environment, Climate Change & Energy and Families, Relationships and Demographic Change pathways.
ESRC Pathway and Open studentship competition Applications are sought for both the Pathway and Open studentship competition, providing +3 and 1+3 studentships for both Masters and PhD in human geography and allied fields. Any student who is put forward for the Pathway competition and is unsuccessful will automatically be entered into the Open competition, providing a quality threshold is passed. Students who want to be considered for this competition must have completed applications lodged in the University by 14th of February 2014.
How to apply In the first instance, it is essential that prospective candidates liaise with potential supervisors to ensure compatibility and availability of supervision. A full application ordinarily comprises of: a 1500 word research proposal; a CV; two academic references; and a statement of support from potential supervisors. Queries should be addressed to Dr Fraser MacDonald, Deputy Head of GeoSciences RTD: firstname.lastname@example.org
ESRC collaborative studentships Up to 9 studentships are available in the SGS. Such projects are to be developed with a partner in the private, public or third sectors. Applications are submitted by a supervisor in conjunction with a partner organisation, but prospective candidates are free to discuss such an application with likely supervisors. Applications have to be submitted by 10th of February 2014.
We are also pleased to announce the availability of +3 studentships as part of the new Scottish Graduate School for the Arts and Humanities. These are most likely to appeal to students wishing to pursue a topic in cultural or historical geography. Details of how to apply can be found below.
The School provides several partially funded studentships to UK and EU PhD applicants each year.
To be considered, you must be able pay at least half of your PhD costs over the three-year period or have secured financial support through your intended supervisor.
You must apply for a School Studentship through your supervisor, so we advise students to contact their supervisors about this type of funding early in the application process.
The application deadline for 2013 has now passed. Further details for 2014 will be announced in late 2013.
The School provides a Research Training Support Grant of up to £1,000 for successful applicants awarded a China Scholarship Council studentship.
You may obtain collaborative funding from the British Geological Survey.
This article was published on Dec 10, 2013