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.

The University Scholarships and Student Funding team provide a more extensive list of funding available each year at the following website:  

Scholarships and Student Funding


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).

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 Research Student Awards

The College Research Student Awards scheme is designed to attract high quality students applying for PhD research.

Principal’s Career Development Awards

This studentship scheme provides an opportunity for postgraduate research students to undertake training and development alongside their research to help them to develop the necessary skills required to meet career choices.

Edinburgh Global Research Scholarships

These awards are open to overseas students commencing a PhD in any field of study in 2019-2020.