School of GeoSciences

Postgraduate Research Funding Opportunities

There are a number of funding opportunities available each year for prospective PhD students. The most common have been listed below with links to more information and application procedures.

PhD Studentships

Funded PhD Projects

Some available projects include partial or full funding in Human Geography and Physical Sciences. Browse the list of the projects currently advertised on the below pages.

Please note that individual projects will have different deadlines for application.

Current Human Geography PhD projects

Current Physical Science PhD projects

 

Principal's Career Development PhD Scholarships

The University and the School of GeoSciences offer three PhD scholarships for students starting their PhD research in the School of GeoSciences in the 2018-2019 academic session.

Application deadline in the School of GeoSciences is 25 January 2018.

 

RCUK Funding through DTPs

  • ESRC/AHRC

The Human Geography Research Group are currently offering Masters and PhD opportunities, with access to ESRC and AHRC studentships.

Studentships in Human Geography

  • NERC

The School of GeoSciences leads the NERC-funded E3 DTP, bringing together 28 partners and over 200 supervisors with research expertise spanning the full spectrum of earth and environmental sciences.

Applications for 2018/19 entry within he E3 DTP are now open with deadline 11 January 2018, 12pm.

NERC E3 DTP

Carnegie - Caledonian PhD Scholarships

The Carnegie Trust offers a number of scholarships each year to academically outstanding candidates who are intending to study on a PhD programme at any University in Scotland.

Application deadline in the School of GeoSciences is 25 January 2018.

Carnegie/Caledonian PhD Studentships

Commonwealth Master and PhD Scholarships

Commonwealth Scholarships for Master’s and PhD study in the UK are offered for citizens of developing Commonwealth countries.

Commonwealth Scholarships

 

China PhD Scholarships

The China Scholarship Council and the School of GeoSciences offer scholarship for PhD studies to candidates who are citizens and permanent residents of the People's Republic of China at the time of applying for entry for the academic year 2018-2019.

Application deadline in the School of GeoSciences is 1 February 2018.

 

Other Studentships Opportunities

The Scholarships and Students Funding Services provide a handy Scholarship Search tool and further information on funding opportunities for prospective postgraduate students.

The latest University Postgraduate Funding booklet can also be downloaded from the Useful funding publications webpage.

 

Additional Funding Opportunities

Edinburgh Global Research Scholarship (International Fees)

The School of GeoSciences has two Edinburgh Global Research Scholarships on offer each year, which cover the difference between the tuition fee for a UK/EU postgraduate student and that chargeable to an overseas postgraduate student. The awards do not cover maintenance expenses.

Application deadline for the University is 1 February 2018.

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Additional Funds for Current Students

The School of GeoSciences hold several funds to support current students and help them with fieldwork, conferences costs and research expenses.

Support for Current Students

 

 

Contact Us

General enquiries on postgraduate funding opportunities can be emailed to pgrsupport.geos@ed.ac.uk