Scholarships and Student Funding

College Research Awards

The College Research Student Awards scheme is designed to attract high quality students applying for PhD research.

As a student with us you will work with some of the most influential academics in your chosen field and learn about the very latest developments in your subject. Those chosen exemplify the high standards the University of Edinburgh sets for its research students and the investment that we make in their potential.

Who can apply

The College Research Awards have a high number of applicants, and as a result are highly competitive. Applicants with an outstanding track record of academic achievements and research potential are encouraged to apply. Those candidates with research areas that fall under UK Research Council Awards are required to apply to the relevant Research Council as well.

Tips for writing a successful proposal

Your proposal should provide insight into what you plan to research, how you will conduct your research, and the contribution(s) it will make. At this stage your proposal provides evidence of your ability to write, think, create, and argue. It also helps indicate how your research will fit into the institution and its goals. A strong proposal contains a clear proposition and/or question, sets up outcomes that can be delivered, contains several propositions which are then connected to for the structure, is intelligible to non-experts, has a relevant audience, and shows critical thinking.

Awards

Award levels vary depending on your School. To get additional information on award amounts candidates should visit their School’s website or contact the School postgraduate office for additional information.

Schools within the College of Humanities and Social Science

Eligibility

Candidates for the College Research Award must be seeking to start their first year of full-time or part-time PhD study in the College of Humanities and Social Science within the academic year 2016-2017.  MSc by Research programmes are not eligible.

Criteria

Applicants must be of outstanding academic merit and research potential.

Applying

This scholarship is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for the 2016-2017 academic session.

The deadlines for applications for each School within the College of Humanities and Social Science are as follows:

  • Edinburgh College of Art:  4th March 2016 - now closed to applications
  • Business School: 1st February 2016 - now closed to applications
  • School of Divinity: 1st February 2016 -now closed to applications
  • School of Health in Social Science: 1st February 2016 - now closed to applications
  • School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences: 1st February 2016 - now closed to applications
  • School of Social and Political Science: 1st February 2016  - now closed to applications
  • Moray House School of Education: 15th January 2016 - now closed to applications
  • School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures: 1st February 2016 -now closed to applications
  • School of History, Classics and Archaeology: 1st February 2016 -now closed to applications
  • School of Law: 1st February 2016 -now closed to applications

Please note you will not be able to access the online application form unless you have applied for admission to the University of Edinburgh and have full EASE authentication.

In addition to the standard questions on the application, applicants should also provide the following information within their application:

  • reference to achievements made and their own assessment of their future potential.

 

Notification

Applicants will be notified of their standing by their intended School of study.  Please contact your School's postgraduate office for information on your status.

College of Humanities & Social Science

Postgraduate Office

Street

55-60 George Square

City
Edinburgh
Post Code
EH8 9JU