Graduate School

Funding for new PhD students

Information about scholarships and funding opportunities available to postgraduate research students in our subject areas.

This list of funding opportunities is not exhaustive, there may be many others available which are not show. More information can be found at   

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Dossier of Successful Applications (secured)

These applications are provided here to assist future applicants. Personal details have been removed.

School Doctoral Scholarship

The School is delighted to invite applications from outstanding candidates for its Doctoral Scholarship Award for 2021-2022 entry.

Arts and Humanities Research Council Scholarships

Information on the AHRC application process for 2022-23 entry

Economic and Social Research Council Studentships

Information on the ESRC application process for 2022-23 entry

Edinburgh Doctoral College Scholarship

The University will offer one Edinburgh Doctoral College Scholarship to a student starting their PhD research at the School of History, Classics and Archaeology in the 2021-2022 academic session.

College Research Awards

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

Carnegie/Caledonian PhD Scholarships

Applications are invited for The Carnegie Trust Scholarships for entry in the 2021/22 academic year.

Trudeau Scholarship

The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation are offering Doctoral Scholarships for the 2021 academic session.

Marine heritage and sustainable coastal development in the eastern Mediterranean - PhD Scholarship

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh is delighted to invite applications for a fully-funded three-year international PhD studentship in 2022 to work on an Honor Frost Foundation funded project ‘Maritime Cultural Heritage and sustainable development in the eastern Mediterranean’.

The BSECS Edinburgh PhD Scholarship in Enlightenment Identities

The British Society for Eighteenth Century Studies (BSECS), and the School of History, Classics and Archaeology (HCA) and Edinburgh College of Art (ECA) are delighted to announce a PhD studentship with stipend in Enlightenment Identities at the University of Edinburgh.

External Funding

The School is also happy to support PhD candidates applying for external funding for their PhD.

Scholarships and Student Funding

The School funding pages list a few key awards, but visit the University's Scholarships and Student Funding Services pages for other awards you may be eligible for.