School of GeoSciences

Postgraduate Research Funding Opportunities

This page gathers information on available funding opportunities for Postgraduate Research applicants to the School of GeoSciences and is updated regularly.

Principal's Career Development PhD Scholarships 2020/21 

The University and the School of GeoSciences offer three PhD scholarships for students starting their PhD research in the School of GeoSciences in the 2020-21 academic session. 

Eligibility: these awards are open to UK, EU and Overseas students commencing a PhD in the School of GeoSciences in September 2020

Value: Each scholarship covers the UK/EU rate of tuition fee as well as a stipend of £15,500. Subject to satisfactory progress, the scholarships are awarded for three years.

Deadline: Applications are now closed for 2020 entry

Before you apply, please read the PDF below for full guidance and information on how to find the scholarship application form:

 

 

Principal's Career Development PhD Scholarships

 

Edinburgh Global Research Scholarship (International Fees) - 2020/21

The School of GeoSciences awards two Edinburgh Global Research Scholarships to Overseas students each year. These cover the difference between UK/EU and Overseas tuition fees. The awards do not cover maintenance expenses.

Eligibility: these awards are open to Overseas students commencing a PhD in the School of GeoSciences in September 2020

Value: Each scholarship covers the difference between UK/EU and Overseas rate of tuition fee. Subject to satisfactory progress, the scholarships are awarded for three years.

Deadline: Applications are now closed for 2020 entry

Before you apply, please read the PDF below for full guidance and information on how to find the scholarship application form:

 

 

Edinburgh Global Research Scholarship webpage.

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RCUK Funding

NERC E4 Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP)

The School of GeoSciences leads the NERC-funded E3/E4 DTP, bringing together 33 partners and over 200 supervisors with research expertise spanning the full spectrum of earth and environmental sciences.  The E4 DTP will recruit 5 cohorts of approx. 22 students per year between September 2019 and 2023.

Applications to the E4 DTP for a September 2020/21 entry are now closed.

NERC E4 DTP

SENSE - Centre for Satellite Data in Environmental Science

The School of GeoSciences is leading this new Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT), delivered jointly with the University of Leeds. Applications are to be submitted through the University of Leeds, with a deadline of 19 January 2020. For a list of all available projects and instructions on how to apply, please go to: https://eo-cdt.org/.

EPSRC Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP)

The following E4 DTP projects will be considered for EPSRC DTP funding if unsuccessful in securing E4 funding. Please apply through the E4 process (deadline 9 January 2020), you will automatically be considered:

Geothermal Sustainability of Groundsource Heat Pumps and their Environmental Footprint; GeoBatteries

Microanalysis of natural and engineered CO2 mineralisation at CarbFix2 site, Iceland

Forecasting the Spatial-Temporal Evolution of Natural Hazards

Sounding out the River: Seismic monitoring of bedload transport in mountain rivers

Catastrophic failure in porous media: how and when?

Forecasting Earthquakes Using Machine Learning and Statistics

Seismicity induced by geothermal energy production

Monitoring rivers from space with implications for flood prediction

ESRC/AHRC - CLOSED

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

The deadline for ESRC/AHRC for  2020/21 entry has now passed, please follow the link below if you have applied and want to read more about next steps

Studentships in Human Geography

 

Funded PhD Projects

GCRF Tomorrow's Cities 

We currently have 3 projects available linked to a major UK government funded project entitled Tomorrow's Cities focused on multihazard risk in regions such as Nepal. Applicants from the UK, the EU and Overseas are eligible to apply for these fully funded opportunities, and we anticipate the successful candidates to join our cohort in September 2020. The studentships for these projects cover tuition fees (UK/EU or international), 3.5 year of stipend at UKRI level and £1000 additional research costs per year.

Applications are now closed, we are hoping to contact all applicant about next steps by the end of February 2020

Participatory Disaster Risk Reduction for Multihazard Decision Making in Nepal: Developing Indicators of Success

Geomorphic and sedimentological evidence for long term earthquake and flood hazard in the Kathmandu Basin, Nepal

Modelling the impact of sediment transport on flooding in the Kathmandu Basin, Nepal

Browse the list of all the projects currently advertised on the below pages.

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

Physical Sciences

Social Sciences

Carnegie PhD Scholarships

The Carnegie Trust offers a number of scholarships each year to academically outstanding candidates who hold a First Class Honours undergraduate degree from a Scottish University and intend to study on a PhD programme at any University in Scotland.

Applications are now closed for 2020/21 entry. 

In order to gain access to the scholarship application system, applicants must have applied for admission to the University of Edinburgh.  Please note that, following the submission of an application for admission, it can take up to five working days for all system checks to be completed and for access to be granted. 

Please follow the link below for more information on the Carnegie PhD Scholarships.

Carnegie PhD Scholarships

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 - Closed for 2020/21

The School of GeoSciences will not be supporting any joint China Scholarship Council / University of Edinburgh studentships for 2020/21 entry.

 

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

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Doctoral Loan

A Postgraduate Doctoral Loan can help with course fees and living costs while you study a postgraduate doctoral course, such as a PhD.

You will be able to apply for funding for the 2018 to 2019 academic year in summer 2018.

Information about these is available from here- https://www.gov.uk/doctoral-loan

Eligibility to quality for a loan depends on-

- your course

- your age

- your nationality and residency status

Please carefully check the criteria here- https://www.gov.uk/doctoral-loan/eligibility

 

Contact Us

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