School of Health in Social Science

Scholarships and Funding Opportunities

The following are 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

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 2021-2022 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.

Mobile Health Intervention studentship

The Contextual Mental Health research group are currently recruiting two PhD candidates with a strong interest in complex mental health and mental health care as well as digital and technological advances in mental health service development and provision.