School of Health in Social Science

Scholarships and Funding Opportunities

Browse suggestions for scholarships and student funding that are of relevance for postgraduate research programmes delivered by the School of Health in Social Science.

Please note deadlines for funding applications vary for each funding source

Please make sure to check the specific deadlines for the funding opportunities you wish to apply for and make sure that you submit your application in good time.

In order to be eligible to apply for funding, you must have submitted your application to study at the University of Edinburgh and have been issued with a University User Name (UUN number).

University's Scholarship and Student Funding pages

The Burdett Fellows Studentship

The Burdett Trust for Nursing is providing funding for a 1 year, full-time, Scholarship for the MSc by Research (Nursing) for a Home (UK student) and an International student for a September 2023 start.

Breaking the Chain: RSPCA PhD Studentship

This PhD offers a unique opportunity to work collaboratively with experts in human-animal interaction and the RSPCA to evaluate and refine their ‘Breaking the Chain’ intervention to prevent and intervene in cases of animal abuse. The PhD will involve reviewing ‘Breaking the Chain’, refining the intervention materials and evaluating it with young people who at high risk of animal abuse.

GroundsWell Project: PhD Studentship

This fully funded 3-year PhD project will explore new and innovative ways of capturing individuals’ use and perceptions of UGBS and related environmental exposures. Successful candidates will be jointly based in the Schools of Health in Social Science and Geosciences at the University of Edinburgh and will take advantage of being part of a large and thriving postgraduate community across both schools.

School of Health in Social Science PhD Studentships

The School of Health in Social Science PhD Studentships are funded by the School and are designed to enable the development of Doctoral level research, aligned to existing health and social science research within the School. These studentships cover fees and a stipend and are offered on a competitive basis. This round of School Scholarships offers 3 Scholarship positions, for a September 2023 start, with 3-years of funding, awarded on a full-time basis or 6 years on a part-time basis.

An exploration of trajectories and decision making after hospital discharge

The Advanced Care Research Centre at the University of Edinburgh is a new £20m interdisciplinary research collaboration aiming to transform later life with person-centred integrated care. Apply for this PhD studentship and find out more.

Carnegie PhD Scholarships

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

Edinburgh Doctoral College Scholarships

The University will offer PhD scholarships for students starting their PhD research at the University in the 2023-2024 academic session.

The Medical Research Council fellowship

The Medical Research Council clinical research training fellowship scheme supports clinicians to undertake a PhD or other higher research degree. Nurses and Midwives and Clinical Psychologists are encouraged to apply.

Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Studentships

The University of Edinburgh is a member institution of the Scotland-wide Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) which is funded and accredited by the Social and Economic Research Council (ESRC). The DTP provides world-class postgraduate research and training in the social sciences across a wide range of disciplines, known as ‘pathways’.

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Research Awards

The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Research Award Scheme is designed to attract high quality students applying for PhD research.

NHS Education for Scotland Scholarships

As part of a strategy to increase psychological education and skills development across disciplines in Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), NHS Education for Scotland (NES) provides funding for CAMHS practitioners working in NHS Scotland.