Scholarships and Student Funding

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Research Awards

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

As a student with us you will work with some of the most influential academics in your chosen field and learn about the very latest developments in your subject. Those chosen exemplify the high standards the University of Edinburgh sets for its research students and the investment that we make in their potential.

Who can apply

The College Research Awards have a high number of applicants, and as a result are highly competitive. Applicants with an outstanding track record of academic achievements and research potential are encouraged to apply. Those candidates with research areas that fall under UKRI awards should also apply to the relevant Research Council as well.

Tips for writing a successful proposal

Your proposal should provide insight into what you plan to research, how you will conduct your research, and the contribution(s) it will make. At this stage your proposal provides evidence of your ability to write, think, create, and argue. It also helps indicate how your research will fit into the institution and its goals. A strong proposal contains a clear proposition and/or question, sets up outcomes that can be delivered, contains several propositions which are then connected to for the structure, is intelligible to non-experts, has a relevant audience, and shows critical thinking.

Awards

The award provides full tuition fees (UK or Overseas level) with an annual stipend of £15,500 for three years (pro rata for part-time students).

Eligibility

Candidates for the College Research Award must be seeking to start their first year of full-time or part-time PhD study in the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences within the academic year 2021-22.  MSc by Research programmes are not eligible.

Criteria

Applicants must be of outstanding academic merit and research potential.

Applying

Please note you will not be able to access the online application form unless you have applied for admission to the University of Edinburgh.

Also note that some Schools have admission application deadlines which are earlier than this scholarship deadline. Please check the relevant School webpage:

Business School - applications are no longer being accepted as the 4th of February 2021 deadline has now passed. 

Divinity - applications are no longer being accepted as the 4th of February 2021 deadline has now passed. 

Economics - applications are no longer being accepted as the 4th of February 2021 deadline has now passed. 

Edinburgh College of Art - applications are no longer being accepted as the 4th of February 2021 deadline has now passed. 

Health in Social Science - applications are no longer being accepted as the 4th of February 2021 deadline has now passed. 

History, Classics and Archaeology - applications are no longer being accepted as the 4th of February 2021 deadline has now passed. 

Law - applications are no longer being accepted as the 4th of February 2021 deadline has now passed. 

Literatures, Languages and Cultures - applications are no longer being accepted as the 15th of February 2021 deadline has now passed. 

Moray House School of Education and Sport - applications are no longer being accepted as the 4th of February 2021 deadline has now passed. 

Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences - applications are no longer being accepted as the 4th of February 2021 deadline has now passed. 

Social and Political Science - applications are no longer being accepted as the 4th of February 2021 deadline has now passed. 

 Frequently Asked Questions

Notification

Applicants will be notified of their standing by their intended School of study.  Please contact your School's postgraduate office for information on your status.

Further Information

Postgraduate Research Student Office