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

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 2022 start, with 3-years of funding, awarded on a full-time basis.

Binks Scholarship

The Binks Hub at The University of Edinburgh is funding 5 full-time or part-time scholarships for the MSc by Research in Health Humanities and Arts for Home (UK students) for 2022/23 starting in 2022.

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.

Gardner Scholarship

Nursing Studies at the University is offering the Gardner scholarship, an exciting opportunity for a graduate of the department to undertake a fully funded, three-year PhD studentship commencing September 2022.

Edinburgh Doctoral College Scholarships

The University will offer PhD scholarships for students starting their PhD research at the University in the 2022-2023 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.